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Latest fad: Cold-water jump challenges

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A recent fad in which people challenge their friends to jump into freezing water to raise money for charity has prompted warnings across the nation, as an increasing number of divers are reporting broken bones, blown-out knees or worse.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


ABC adds 12 new shows for fall

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC will add a new drama from "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes to its schedule in the fall, giving her ownership of Thursday night on a network that's lagging behind its competitors among advertiser-favored young adults.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


FCC revising Internet rules after backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Man bought drugs with bitcoins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man pleaded guilty to using bitcoins to buy a massive amount of drugs via the now-shuttered Silk Road website, federal authorities said Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Nevada school shooter left 2 suicide notes

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada seventh-grader who went on a deadly schoolyard shooting rampage had images of the Columbine gunmen on his cellphone and told a therapist three days before the October attack that classmates were teasing him, authorities said Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Bill expands public safety survivor death benefit filing time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Survivors of peace officers and firefighters will have more time to file for death benefits if they can show their spouse or partner fell victim to certain diseases while they were working, under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Governor Brown releases $108 billion spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's tax windfall lifted Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan to a record level Tuesday, but the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed for higher-than-expected health care costs and an underfunded teachers' pension system.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A wildfire roaring through Southern California forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on Tuesday, but so far only one mobile home burned as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to the parched state.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Social Security tally: Noah, Sophia are favorite baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to baby names, blending in is out, and standing out is in.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Authorities told slain student looking for alcohol in garage where he died

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old German foreign exchange student who was shot to death in a Missoula garage was apparently looking for an alcoholic beverage when he wandered into a partially open garage and was killed after a homeowner sprayed the garage with shotgun blasts.

May 13, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona town runs low on water

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Washington Monument reopens

WASHINGTON (AP) - A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington Monument, open to the public Monday for the first time in nearly three years after an earthquake chipped and cracked the towering symbol.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Clay Aiken’s primary foe dies at his home

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - The entrepreneur who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken died Monday, his family said.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Second USA case of MERS reported

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a second U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Texas Panhandle wildfire destroys 89 homes

FRITCH, Texas (AP) - Firefighters had stopped the spread of flames in a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle and were focusing Monday afternoon on hotspots and buildings still smoldering 24 hours after they first turned their hoses on the blaze.

May 12, 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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