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Heat prompts early dismissals in Midwest schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An unusual, late-summer heat wave enveloped much of the Midwest on Monday, putting schools and sports events on hold.

August 26, 2013 | | Nation

$2M bail set in death of WWII veteran

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A 16-year-old Spokane boy was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday and will be tried as an adult in connection with last week's beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran. A second teen was arrested in the case early Monday morning.

August 26, 2013 | | Nation

Medal of Honor for Afghan war veteran

August 26, 2013 | | Nation

Ohio couple married 65 years die 11 hours apart

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.

August 26, 2013 | | Nation

Request for lawyer not proof of guilt

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors cannot use a defendant's request for a lawyer as evidence of guilt, a federal appeals court ruled Monday as it ordered a new trial for a man convicted of trying to sneak an alien into the United States.

August 26, 2013 | | Nation

Nation news briefs

WOMAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF BABY FOUND IN PA. PUB: EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman gave birth to a son in the bathroom of a sports bar, then abandoned him to die in the restaurant's toilet, authorities said Monday in charging her with the baby's death.

August 26, 2013 | | Nation

Mormon authors back gay writer in dispute

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than 40 Mormon authors are backing a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher over a reference to the writer's boyfriend.

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Would shooter’s execution make him a martyr?

FORT HOOD (AP) - Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing - his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else - martyrdom.

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Super Bowl may be ‘Storm Bowl’

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," ''bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl."

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Justice Dept. tries to stop La. school vouchers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department is trying to stop the state from distributing school vouchers in any district that remains under a desegregation court order.

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Private lobbyists get public paid pensions in 20 states

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As a lobbyist in New York's statehouse, Stephen Acquario is doing pretty well. He pulls down $204,000 a year, more than the governor makes, gets a Ford Explorer as his company car and is afforded another special perk:

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

King’s dream: ‘The task is not done’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Boy with rare brain infection on ventilator

MIAMI (AP) - Family members of a 12-year-old boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say he's on a ventilator.

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Firefighter deaths factor into mayoral race

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Mayor Marlin Kuykendall took a lead role in helping Prescott mourn the loss of 19 firefighters this summer, sharing the stage with the governor and Vice President Joe Biden at a nationally televised memorial. He set aside campaigning in the midst of a re-election bid to focus almost entirely on the fallen firefighters, and his victory to a third term seemed like a safe bet.

August 25, 2013 | | Nation

Public outcry over euthanized dog over fee

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson City Animal Services' leadership is changing amid outcry over a dog that was euthanized when its owner couldn't pay $100 in fees.

August 23, 2013 | | Nation

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Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Philadelphia traffic stop ends in bloodshed, burning bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 17-year-old who was in a car stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Group raised suspicions before five were shot at police protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Providence’s dancing cop says he was fired over protest effort

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence's famous dancing cop said he was fired Tuesday from directing holiday traffic for organizing a protest last month against ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco chicken salad sales

SEATTLE (AP) - Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

BRUSSELS (AP) - A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Texas woman seeks return of film showing JFK assassination

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman said Monday that she's suing a federal agency to force the return of a film shot by her grandfather ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Ministers have tense meeting with mayor over police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - Amid concerns about possible unrest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a tense meeting with ministers and others Monday to discuss the upcoming release ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Mom to 911: Son trying to bite people; dies after struggle

ATLANTA (AP) - The mother of a man who died after a struggle with sheriff's deputies in Georgia can be heard in a 911 call ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) - An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, a ...

November 23, 2015 | | Nation

Condo board wants pet DNA

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine ...

November 22, 2015 | | Nation

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