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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


$48B poured into tech startups in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs are luring investors chasing the next big return, but with valuations this high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Woman accused of trashing boss’s cubicle with glitter

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Obama’s new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels & such

HAVANA (AP) - The success of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Twitter accounts of New York Post,news agency hacked

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI, as well as the news agency's website, were briefly hacked Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


1B Switch data center will be world’s biggest

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The largest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno - the world's biggest data center.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) - High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Woman steals ID to get six- figure job, but can’t do the work

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians now rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea says it has suspended nuclear testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) - The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

April 16, 2018 | | Nation


Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


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