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Pilots unveil plans to break long-distance record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An international team led by two veteran pilots has set its sights on breaking a pair of major ballooning records when it launches its helium-filled balloon from Japan in early 2015.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation


Texas deputy treated out of ‘abundance of caution’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - A sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the Dallas Ebola patient stayed was hospitalized out of an "abundance of caution" after falling ill Wednesday, officials said.

October 08, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart cuts health benefits

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


Mom, boyfriend held in boy’s alcohol-related death

HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) - A woman and her boyfriend who police said put alcohol in her disabled 13-year-old son's IV tube, killing him, were charged on Tuesday with murder.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


Americans living longer

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


$425,000 trip to Oscars sold at Neiman Marcus

DALLAS (AP) - Holiday shoppers with a limitless budget and taste for opulence could spend $425,000 for a trip to the Academy Awards, complete with invitations to the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher fired after lab accident burns 4

DENVER (AP) - A chemistry teacher has been fired after four students were burned, one seriously, when a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


Video shows officer using stun gun

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A cellphone video released Tuesday shows police in Indiana breaking a car window then using a stun gun on a man after police stopped the driver for not wearing a seat belt.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


3 convicted of killing Georgia teen over shoes

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two men and a 15-year-old have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a metro Atlanta teen who authorities said was targeted over his expensive shoe collection.

October 07, 2014 | | Nation


Teen sought to join Islamic State

CHICAGO (AP) - A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join the Islamic State group, according to a federal criminal complaint released Monday.

October 06, 2014 | | Nation


Governor rivals spar in Spanish debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Political rivals for New Mexico governor faced off in a Spanish debate Monday, a rare event that nonetheless marked an emerging trend as Republicans and Democrats around the U.S. court Hispanic voters.

October 06, 2014 | | Nation


Nurse in Spain gets Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. In the U.S., President Barack Obama said the government was considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from the region.

October 06, 2014 | | Nation


Coroner gets surplus military guns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee - even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.

October 06, 2014 | | Nation


School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

CHICAGO (AP) - As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

October 06, 2014 | | Nation


Seattle to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same day as the federally recognized holiday, Columbus Day.

October 06, 2014 | | Nation


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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Mob museum lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

EMERYVILLE (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Deer farmers raise unusual livestock in South Dakota

BATH, S.D. (AP) - This time of year his farm can be pretty boring, Chris Kassube said.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Body of deported veteran buried in Central California

REEDLEY (AP) - For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Younger women drawn to Daughters of the American Revolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Summer Morris turns to face an American flag, places her right hand over her heart and begins to recite the Pledge of ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

GLASGOW, Ky. - There's a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood's step.

April 22, 2018 | By ROGER ALFORD | Nation


Texas 8th- graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Ryan’s seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


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