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Hoarding cited in seizure of 185 Chihuahuas

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The scene was shocking - 185 Chihuahuas were being kept at a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. The corpses of 30 more were packed in a freezer.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Air Force instructor is convicted of raping recruit, sexually assaulting others

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An Air Force instructor implicated in a sweeping sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training bases was convicted in military court Friday of raping one female recruit and sexually assaulting several others.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Colorado suspect was brilliant science student at UC Riverside

DENVER (AP) - James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-story homes with red-tiled roofs, where neighbors recall him as a clean-cut, studious young man of sparing words.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Horrific attack at Batman screening; 12 dead

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt that was part of one of the summer's most highly anticipated films.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


AMC won't allow costumes after Colorado shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Movie giant AMC Theatres says it won't be allowing people to wear costumes or face-covering masks into its theaters after a shooting in Colorado that killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Some of deadliest mass shootings around world

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July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Police: Pa. mom changed her kids' grades via hacking

NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman allegedly changed her children's grades after logging into a school computer system using passwords obtained when she worked for the district.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


Dad of Ohio cancer patient, 4, denies Disney trip courtesy of Make-A-Wish foundation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A 4-year-old girl who went through two years of cancer treatments isn't being allowed to go on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World because her father said she's in remission and the trips should go to children who are sicker than his daughter.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


NASA builds menu for planned Mars mission

HOUSTON (AP) - Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


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July 19, 2012 | | Nation


Court tells Disneyland to study Segway use for disabled theme park visitors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California appeals court told Disneyland it must consider allowing use of two-wheel Segways by disabled people.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


Obama bracing to be outspent by Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama surprised the nation when he became the first presidential hopeful to raise more than $100 million in one month and later broke with tradition to bypass public money for his 2008 campaign. Now, he could raise eyebrows again: He could be outspent by his challenger.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


Doctors use eggs to reverse egg allergies in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - First peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoo, lottery tickets & smokes

BOSTON (AP) - Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


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CITY'S FISCAL EMERGENCY VOTE SPEEDS BANKRUPTCY: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - The city of San Bernardino has declared a fiscal emergency to avoid a lengthy mediation process and head straight to federal bankruptcy court.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


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Fire season in expected to get much worse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Salmon, steelhead get help

FRESNO (AP) - State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution got underway

PHOENIX (AP) - A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Senator: PTSD made him plagiarize

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A man was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Getting paid for posts? New twist for Social networking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Thieves got into StubHub accounts for $1.6M payday

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


ACLU may fight for California shelter

ESCONDIDO (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday it was mulling legal options after a north San Diego suburb's planning commission rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.

July 22, 2014 | | Nation


At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

July 22, 2014 | | Nation


Crews make gains on massive wildfire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.

July 22, 2014 | | Nation


Recreational pot qualifies for Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot.

July 22, 2014 | | Nation


Hunt on for possible anaconda in lake

JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake - possibly an anaconda - slithering through New Jersey's largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

July 22, 2014 | | Nation


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