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Mysterious goo killing Bay Area birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation

GOP split on using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation

MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation

Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

January 19, 2015 | | Nation

Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation

Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation

Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation

‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation

Shots are fired outside Bidens’ Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation

Teen sweethearts on crime spree

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

Boy Scouts down 7% in ongoing decline

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

Dying inmate’s last words stir questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

Academy president responds to firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Responding for the first time to the firestorm that erupted over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push for more diversity.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation

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Site rededicated to Harriet Tubman

BALTIMORE (AP) - A space at a Baltimore park that had long honored two Confederate generals has been rededicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

March 12, 2018 | | Nation

Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role ...

March 12, 2018 | | Nation

Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE (AP) - Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

No more conditions on North Korea for talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Trump backs off his call for raising age to purchase gun

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Arizona border officer falsely claimed to be citizen of USA

PHOENIX (AP) - A U.S. border officer who is a Mexican native claimed he was born in Texas and illegally obtained a job with the ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

At least 2 dead in New York City helicopter crash

NEW YORK (AP) - A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River around sundown Sunday and flipped on its side, killing at least two ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation

Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence ...

March 05, 2018 | | Nation

Ohio inmate whose execution halted dies of natural causes

CLEVELAND (AP) - A twice-convicted murderer whose execution in November had to be halted when a usable vein couldn't be found to administer execution drugs ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gun store owners called it the "Trump slump." Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Ski resort open a day after avalanche

MAMMOTH LAKES (AP) - California's Mammoth Mountain ski resort is open a day after it was shut down when an avalanche partially buried three people.

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

DACA deadline arrives with diminished urgency

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

Facebook’s CTO talks about fake news, Russia

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - Under fire for Russian abuse of its service during the 2016 presidential election, the spread of fake news and more ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation

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