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• THIEF STEALS, CRASHES MODEL A: PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Central Oregon authorities say a 79-year-old man took a 1930 Ford Model A coupe to church on Sunday to show it off. But when he left it so he could get a bite of lunch, sheriff's deputies say, it was stolen and crashed into the Crooked River south of Prineville. Photos show the mangled vehicle in the river, but no estimate of the damage was immediately available. Capt. Michael Boyd says 34-year-old Erik Blake Halpin, described as a transient, was accused of drunken driving and unauthorized use of a vehicle. KTVZ-TV ...

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Surge forces officials to take action

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man’s plea deal includes orders for a vasectomy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country's dark history of forced sterilization.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


U.S. justifies drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum released Monday.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• VAGINA SCULPTURE TRAPS U.S. STUDENT: BERLIN (AP) - An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sgt. Bergdahl in outpatient care in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday. Bergdahl, 28, had been receiving inpatient treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is now receiving outpatient care on the base in San Antonio, according to the statement. The Army said his "reintegration process" is proceeding with exposure to more people and a gradual increase in social interaction.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


President Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Friends mourn missing hiker

SEATTLE (AP) - Friends on Sunday mourned a well-known outdoors writer and photographer who had been missing for three days in Mount Rainier National Park before searchers said they recovered a body of a woman.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Think Like a Man’ tops ‘Jersey Boys’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal would give vets discount on name-brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Game of Thrones’ puts No. Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version - on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


65% of senior VA execs got bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Murder charge still pending against woman at 102 in death of roommate

BOSTON (AP) - Nearly five years after a woman was charged with killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home, a second-degree murder charge is still pending against her at the age of 102.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


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Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer’s execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year's ...

January 16, 2017 | | Nation


National park visits hits record high for 3rd year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone ...

January 16, 2017 | | Nation


Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies

HOUSTON (AP) - Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module ...

January 16, 2017 | | Nation


Trooper was shot by driver who caused rollover

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked by a Mexican ...

January 16, 2017 | | Nation


Military shifts away from oil

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


What happens between now and Ringling’s closure in May?

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) - The owners of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


What you need to know now about the upcoming tax season

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - It's a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


STARK WEALTHY INEQUALITY

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


PBS: No red flag yet from Trump on funding

PASADENA (AP) - PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Move to strip Gen. Lee from MLK Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Clash over offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Outgoing CIA chief rips Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise?

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the ground.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


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