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DISPATCHER HELPS MAN DELIVER BABY: ANN ABROR, Mich. - A woman who didn't expect to give birth until mid-July delivered a healthy baby girl along a Michigan roadway with help from her husband and coaching from a 911 dispatcher. Nicole Culwell, of Howell, was heading to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital on Monday with her husband, Matthew, when she realized she wouldn't make it in time. So her husband pulled over along U.S. 23 in the Ann Arbor area, and Susannah was born, AnnArbor.com reported. "He was great and stayed calm about it," Nicole Culwell said ...

June 28, 2013 | | Nation


US warns against traveling to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday warned Americans against all but essential travel to Egypt and moved to reduce the official U.S. presence in the country amid fears of widespread unrest.

June 28, 2013 | | Nation


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NEIGHBORHOOD TESTIFIES ABOUT MARTIN-ZIMMERMAN FIGHT: SANFORD, Fla. - Two neighbors and a police officer gave accounts Friday in George Zimmerman's murder trial that seemed to bolster the neighborhood watch volunteer's contention that he was on his back and being straddled by Trayvon Martin during their confrontation. Neighbor Jonathan Good said it appeared the unarmed teen was straddling Zimmerman, while another neighbor, Jonathan Manalo, said Zimmerman seemed credible when he said immediately after the fight that he had shot Martin in self-defense. Officer Tim Smith testified that Zimmerman's backside was covered in grass and wetter than his front side ...

June 28, 2013 | | Nation


Final gov’t birth control rule for faith groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration issued its final compromise Friday for religiously affiliated charities, hospitals and other nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.

June 28, 2013 | | Nation


Spy program collected Internet records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens' Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President George W. Bush that revealed whom Americans exchanged emails with and the Internet Protocol address of their computer, documents disclosed Thursday show.

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


Spy program collected Internet records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens' Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President George W. Bush that revealed whom Americans exchanged emails with and the Internet Protocol address of their computer, documents disclosed Thursday show.

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


Goodbye M&Ms, hello granola bars as school snack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you.

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


Student loan interest rates will double

WASHINGTON (AP) - Student loan rates will double Monday - at least for a while - after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday.

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


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BODY OF STORM VICTIM LAY UNDETECTED FOR MONTHS: NEW YORK (AP) - In the chaotic days after Superstorm Sandy, an army of aid workers streamed onto the flood-ravaged Rockaway Peninsula looking for anyone who needed help. Health workers and National Guard troops went door to door. City inspectors checked thousands of dwellings for damage. Yet, even as the months dragged by, nobody thought to look inside the tiny construction trailer rusting away in a junk-filled lot at the corner of Beach 40th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. If they had, they would have found the body of Keith Lancaster, a quiet ...

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


HS seniors fare no better than in 70s

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students preparing to leave high school are faring no better in reading or math than their peers four decades ago, the government said Thursday. Officials attributed the bleak finding on more lower-performing students staying in school rather than dropping out.

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


Boston suspect downloaded bomb-making instructions

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev downloaded bomb-making instructions from an al-Qaida magazine, gathered online material on Islamic jihad and martyrdom, and later scrawled anti-American messages inside the boat where he lay wounded, a federal indictment charged Thursday.

June 27, 2013 | | Nation


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TWO-HEADED TURTLE HATCHES AT ZOO: SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise. The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium. Zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike (van SKYKE') said Wednesday that the two-headed turtle appears healthy and is able to swim and walk. She says experts at the zoo don't foresee any health issues for Thelma and Louise, named for the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning road movie of the same name. The San Antonio ...

June 26, 2013 | | Nation


Texas abortion bill falls after ‘ruckus’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss a midnight deadline to pass the bill.

June 26, 2013 | | Nation


Texas carries out 500th execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

June 26, 2013 | | Nation


Reports: Al-Qaidi, terrorists changing ways after leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to salvage their surveillance of al-Qaida and other terrorists who are working frantically to change how they communicate after a National Security Agency contractor leaked details of two NSA spying programs. It's an electronic game of cat-and-mouse that could have deadly consequences if a plot is missed or a terrorist operative manages to drop out of sight.

June 26, 2013 | | Nation


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Pot industry’s bank bid rejected by regulators

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases ...

July 31, 2015 | | Nation


Paychecks grow at record- slow pace in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't ...

July 31, 2015 | | Nation


New York village makes ransom payments to keep computers running

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A village in central New York made ransom payments of $300 and $500 last year to keep its computers running after ...

July 31, 2015 | | Nation


Yahoo tries to get more fashionable

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is buying style-tip specialist Polyvore in its latest attempt to become a more fashionable place to advertise.

July 31, 2015 | | Nation


Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib was awarded sole custody

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


‘Teen accused of suffocating her newborn son, then going shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag, then going on a trip to ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


Man steals SUV with baby in it, leads police on long chase

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky State Police trooper feared the worst as he climbed into the crashed SUV, stolen 48 miles away, and saw the ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


Kidnapping suspect’s sister files claim against FBI

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


Utah reconsiders canyon name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook test is next for giant Internet service drone

MENLO PARK . (AP) - Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


Beaches remain open despite oil slick

GOLETA. (AP) - Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Quality behind average vehicle age reaching record 11.5 years

DETROIT (AP) - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are - on mobile devices.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Teens adrift near limit for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


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