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Most school discipline need not mean court

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation's schools to abandon what it described as overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the principal's office. Even before the announcement, school districts around the country have been taking action to adjust the policies that disproportionately affect minority students.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Mom to give birth to daughter's daughter

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks - to her first grandchild.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


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MOM WHO LOST 'STAND YOUR GROUND' CASE IN TROUBLE: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville woman who spent 21 months in jail after unsuccessfully invoking Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law as a defense for firing a gun at her husband is facing parole violation charges.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Messages tie Christie aide to NJ traffic jam

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A political dirty-tricks investigation of Gov. Chris Christie's inner circle broke wide open Wednesday with the release of emails and text messages that suggest one of his top aides engineered traffic jams in a New Jersey town last September to punish its mayor.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Man suffocated by underwear he was wearing

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) - A 33-year-old man in Oklahoma allegedly killed his stepfather after a fight over the holidays by yanking underwear up the stepfather's back and over his head so that the waistband was around his neck, authorities said.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Lawmaker fires gun in Capitol office, calls it mistake

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky lawmaker said Wednesday that she accidentally fired a gun in her Capitol Annex office on the first day of the legislative session this week, prompting a police investigation. No one was hurt.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Giffords completes skydive on shooting’s 3rd anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Gabrielle Giffords marked the three-year anniversary of an attack that left her severely wounded and forced her to resign from Congress by skydiving Wednesday in a feat that highlights her ongoing recovery after having to learn how to walk and talk again.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Websites won't bill to remove mug shots

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two Internet sites that make money by posting millions of mug shots of people who've been arrested have agreed to stop charging them to take down their photos as part of a settlement in a federal lawsuit.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


Waitress says she got meth tip

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon waitress lifted a credit card receipt from a bill and found an envelope with a question mark. She peeked inside, quietly walked to her manager and asked him to call police.

January 08, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

FOREST SERVICE SEEKS $6.3M FROM MAN FOR WILDFIRE: CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service wants to collect $6.3 million from a 77-year-old man the agency blames for causing a 2012 forest fire that threatened to burn into the town of Jackson.

January 07, 2014 | | Nation


Ex-officers charged in disability scam

NEW YORK (AP) - One retired police officer who told the government he was too psychologically damaged to work ran a martial arts studio, prosecutors said. Another claimed his depression was so crippling it kept him house-bound, but he was photographed aboard a watercraft, they said. A third man who said he was incapable of social interactions manned a cannoli stand at a street festival.

January 07, 2014 | | Nation


Study: Tobacco control has saved millions of lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease, a study estimates, yet the nation's top disease detective says dozens of other countries do a better job on several efforts to cut tobacco use.

January 07, 2014 | | Nation


Ban on gun sales unconstitutional

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has potentially opened a new market to gun dealers after ruling as unconstitutional Chicago ordinances that aim to reduce gun violence by banning their sale within the city's limits.

January 07, 2014 | | Nation


Jobless bill clears hurdle in bipartisan surprise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.

January 07, 2014 | | Nation


Going to pot: Too many growers for Wash.?

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state could be facing a curious economics problem: too many pot growers.

January 07, 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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