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Presbyterians: Gay marriage is Christian

DETROIT (AP) - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


More vets wait 30 days; some waits shorter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics, according to an updated audit of 731 VA medical facilities released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Data: iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Harley-Davidson tests electric motorcycles

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Would a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts?

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Is extending eagle wind farm eagle permits illegal?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Man cited for warning drivers of checkpoint

CLEVELAND (AP) - A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights to free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warning motorists to turn if they wanted to avoid a drunken-driving checkpoint.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without Congress’ signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Man held on Nazi death camp charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Dead dog found in freezer donated to thrift shop

LOMA LINDA (AP) - Southern California authorities say a freezer donated to a thrift shop contained an unwelcome surprise - a dead dog.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Board unwittingly OKs slavery reparations

DALLAS (AP) - Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African-Americans for slavery - without even realizing they had done so.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


1 dead, 2 hurt in fireworks explosion

TENINO, Wash. (AP) - A 74-year-old man injured in an explosion Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant in Washington state died at the scene from his injuries.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Asthma rates drop, experts not breathing easier

NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are cautious about claiming a downturn.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Small businesses get sales off Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) - A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Senators advocating 12-cent gas tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. transportation officials said Wednesday that details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information, after railroads sought to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


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Trump, Clinton differ sharply on gun rights

LOUISVILLE (AP) -Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are courting voters on opposite sides of the gun debate in events that highlight the nation's deep ...

May 21, 2016 | | Nation


Most would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll ...

May 20, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart results upbeat

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Surprisingly strong sales at Wal-Mart and an optimistic outlook from the world's largest retailer lifted a pall that settled over much ...

May 20, 2016 | | Nation


Singer La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

CRIVITZ, Wis. (AP) – Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


‘Casablanca’ actress LeBeau dies at age 92

ROME (AP) - French actress Madeleine LeBeau, best known for her small but impactful role in "Casablanca" as Rick's pushed aside girlfriend Yvonne who passionately ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


USA Navy is poised to take ownership of its largest warship

BATH, Maine (AP) - The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton campaigns in Kentucky before Tuesday’s primary vote

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is making a big final push in Kentucky, where rival Bernie Sanders hopes to extend his winning streak and further ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


On more than one issue, GOP’s Trump sounds like a Democrat

NEW YORK (AP) - As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


Public schools cash in with naming rights

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - In the last two years, a northern Indiana high school sold the naming rights to its football field to a bank ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


Parents turn to doctors, lawmakers to save recess

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - When parents tell Dr. Gregory Fox their boisterous child was stuck in a classroom all day, the Rhode Island pediatrician takes ...

May 11, 2016 | | Nation


Defiant Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump brushed off his Capitol Hill critics Wednesday, declaring he doesn't need House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders ...

May 11, 2016 | | Nation


New York man wins 2nd $1M lottery

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - A construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by ...

May 11, 2016 | | Nation


Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying ...

May 10, 2016 | | Nation


Budweiser beer becomes ‘America’

NEW YORK (AP) - There's no trademark on America.

May 10, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sues Visa over chip-enabled cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sued Visa Inc., charging that the payment network is not allowing the retail giant to let customers verify ...

May 10, 2016 | | Nation


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