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Twitter parody plays differently in Peoria

CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


Texas backs off booze sales at gun shows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow alcohol to be sold at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


No crime in fetus found in freezer case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said Friday.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


Man urged victim to kill self via webcam

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Busch Gardens removes decapitated heads

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Driver freed in crash commits suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Home Depot breach affected 56M

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Chevron meets new shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Business going on holiday hiring spree

NEW YORK (AP) - UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Scientists monitoring advancing Hawaii lava are taking big risks

HONOLULU (AP) - Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated Big Island district.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Teen sells $1M in custom socks

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Seventeen-year-old Oregon resident Brennan Agranoff spends his days going to school, doing chores and running his custom-design sock business.

April 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump heads into tough week over budget, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK (AP) - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Police ambush killer’s strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Study: Whale and boat collisions is more common

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie "Dog Years ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Judge orders Metro to rehire mechanic who falsified logs

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has ordered that a Washington subway system mechanic who was fired after a fatal accident in January 2015 should be rehired.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Bye-bye, & here’s your check: Golden exit for the departed

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't let the vault door hit you on the way out.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana's Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has rejected a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Fists, faith & Rock Ministries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - You can hear the man from the stairs. He calls out "Xanny! Percs!" as the El above him pulls away. He is thin ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


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