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Passenger awakes to find himself locked in plane

HOUSTON (AP) - As the captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Wagner is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when he nodded off on a flight from Louisiana to Houston, it was no surprise that the landing bounce didn't wake him.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

COACH ACCUSED OF TATTOOING MINOR: COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota high school gymnastics coach has been accused of tattooing a teenage girl without her parents' permission.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation


Congress renews undetectable gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions - the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation


High-powered traveling companions

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - As Air Force One made its way from Washington to Johannesburg Monday, a president, a former president and a possible future president were all traveling aboard.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation


No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) - From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Senate Dems push Obama nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Woman’s Christian Temperance Union targeting marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds. Now, in the state where Prohibition had its roots and in a city that just legalized recreational marijuana, the WCTU is overhauling the building and looking to reinvent itself.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Gay partner benefits growing at firms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Move to put cameras on train engineers

NEW YORK (AP) - A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Snow storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A powerful storm that crept across the country dumped a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, threatening as much as a foot of snow in Delaware and New Jersey and raising concerns about a messy morning commute.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Police: Newlyweds killed man from Craigslist

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


NKorea deports US tourist and war vet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


NSA defends global cellphone tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S. intelligence court but is regulated by some U.S. lawmakers, Obama administration insiders and inspectors general.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


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New pot shop tied to strip club, mayor

GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Shooting at Phoenix-area school was murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook nude-painting case faces trial in France

PARIS (AP) - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Manhole cover crashes into SUV’s windshield, killing driver

BOSTON (AP) - A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Black Democrats question Bernie Sanders’ commitment to Obama

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

HAVANA (AP) - The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


NBC, USA Network discuss airing Beverly Hills dog show

NEW YORK (AP) - The dogs are going Hollywood.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


House backs bill to ease calorie labeling rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under ...

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) - This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed ...

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Albert Einstein’s right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved ...

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

NEW YORK (AP) - Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance ...

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Myspace still exists? Time Inc. now own it

NEW YORK (AP) - Myspace still exists?

February 11, 2016 | | Nation


Man on trial for chain- reaction crash that killed police officer

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges ...

February 08, 2016 | | Nation


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