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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


US allows eagle deaths to aid wind power

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


Experts want Uncle Sam to spend taxes studying how happy we are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


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COUPLE ACCIDENTALLY GETS BAG OF CASH AT DRIVE-THRU

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


Amish girl won't be forced to renew chemo treatment

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A court-appointed guardian is dropping her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy after she and her parents fled their home to avoid treatment.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


Illinois governor signs pension overhaul into law

CHICAGO (AP) - In a private ceremony attended by a handful of lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though labor unions immediately threatened a lawsuit challenging the new law.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


COLD SNAP GLANCE

From California to Ohio, a big chunk of the U.S. is getting a blast of wintry weather. Frigid temperatures are following a storm that's bringing snow and ice to many areas. The conditions are making travel difficult, raising concerns about citrus crops and prompting the cancellation of fights, holiday festivities and football games. Even one outdoor ice rink in cold-accustomed South Dakota is shutting down.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Dreaming of a warm, happy place

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil rig in North Dakota's booming oil patch.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Fast-food workers across the country push for wage hikes

Fast-food NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Jobs report to show if US economy is for real

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Temps reach dangerous level for citrus

VISALIA (AP) - Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s overnight, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Bratton named NYPD commish again

NEW YORK (AP) - William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has been chosen to lead the nation's largest police force again.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Illinois pension fight likely shifting to court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state - remains highly uncertain.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Skydivers return to site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Face transplants thriving 2 years after operation

CHICAGO (AP) - New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


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DUMP DONALD TRUMP?

COSTA MESA (AP) - Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


‘Ex-’Glee’ star indicted for child-porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, Clinton differ sharply on gun rights

LOUISVILLE (AP) -Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are courting voters on opposite sides of the gun debate in events that highlight the nation's deep ...

May 21, 2016 | | Nation


Most would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll ...

May 20, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart results upbeat

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Surprisingly strong sales at Wal-Mart and an optimistic outlook from the world's largest retailer lifted a pall that settled over much ...

May 20, 2016 | | Nation


Singer La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

CRIVITZ, Wis. (AP) – Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


‘Casablanca’ actress LeBeau dies at age 92

ROME (AP) - French actress Madeleine LeBeau, best known for her small but impactful role in "Casablanca" as Rick's pushed aside girlfriend Yvonne who passionately ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


USA Navy is poised to take ownership of its largest warship

BATH, Maine (AP) - The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton campaigns in Kentucky before Tuesday’s primary vote

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is making a big final push in Kentucky, where rival Bernie Sanders hopes to extend his winning streak and further ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


On more than one issue, GOP’s Trump sounds like a Democrat

NEW YORK (AP) - As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


Public schools cash in with naming rights

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - In the last two years, a northern Indiana high school sold the naming rights to its football field to a bank ...

May 15, 2016 | | Nation


Parents turn to doctors, lawmakers to save recess

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - When parents tell Dr. Gregory Fox their boisterous child was stuck in a classroom all day, the Rhode Island pediatrician takes ...

May 11, 2016 | | Nation


Defiant Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump brushed off his Capitol Hill critics Wednesday, declaring he doesn't need House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders ...

May 11, 2016 | | Nation


New York man wins 2nd $1M lottery

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - A construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by ...

May 11, 2016 | | Nation


Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying ...

May 10, 2016 | | Nation


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