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Panetta: US combat in Afghanistan to end next in 2013

BRUSSELS (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta laid out the administration's most explicit portrayal of the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan, saying Wednesday that U.S. and other international forces in Afghanistan expect to end their combat role in 2013 and continue a training and advisory role with Afghan forces through 2014.

February 02, 2012 | | Nation


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550 ABUSE CLAIMS FILED AGAINST WIS. ARCHDIOCESE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - About 550 people have filed claims for restitution for alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee - the most of the eight dioceses in the U.S. that have sought bankruptcy protection, a lawyer in the Milwaukee case said Wednesday.

February 01, 2012 | | Nation


Treasure hunter says he found $3B WWII wreck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A treasure hunter said Wednesday he has located the wreck of a British merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Cape Cod during World War II while carrying what he claims was a load of platinum bars now worth more than $3 billion.

February 01, 2012 | | Nation


Indiana joins right-to-work state ranks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana became the Rust Belt's first right-to-work state Wednesday in a move that is sure to embolden advocates seeking to curtail union rights across the country. But whether other states can replicate the conservatives' success in Indiana is less certain.

February 01, 2012 | | Nation


Challenge to schools: Hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules & typewriters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools?

February 01, 2012 | | Nation


Romney triggers backlash, says he’s not worried about poor as they have safety net

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, confident after his Florida primary victory, ended up inviting criticism Wednesday when he said he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net."

February 01, 2012 | | Nation


Toothless bank robber says she needed dentures

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - A woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and told police she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures.

February 01, 2012 | | Nation


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ALASKA VOLCANO LAVA DOME FORMS, ALERT LEVEL RAISED: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The warning level for a remote Alaska volcano has been raised after a new lava dome began forming, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft.

January 31, 2012 | | Nation


US confirms possible release of Taliban from Gitmo in bid to jump start peace talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.

January 31, 2012 | | Nation


Many resist census race labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - When the 2010 census asked people to classify themselves by race, more than 21.7 million - at least 1 in 14 - went beyond the standard labels and wrote in such terms as "Arab," ''Haitian," ''Mexican" and "multiracial."

January 31, 2012 | | Nation




Romney routs Gingrich in Florida thanks to gender gap

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich vowed to press on despite the one-sided setback

January 31, 2012 | | Nation


World Trade Center design flaw could cost millions on added costs

NEW YORK (AP) - The agency building the new World Trade Center says a design flaw could add millions of dollars to the cost of the complex's signature tower.

January 31, 2012 | | Nation


Alaska rep urges federal takeover of Central Park

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - When Alaska state Rep. Kyle Johansen penned a resolution to urge the federal government to take over New York's Central Park, he may not have expected a hearing on the issue let alone a mention in The New York Times.

January 30, 2012 | | Nation


Water trucked to nearly bone-dry Texas town

SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) - Under dark clouds and rain, two tanker trucks for the first time delivered thousands of gallons of water Monday to a Texas town that came precariously close to becoming the state's first community to run out of water during a historic drought.

January 30, 2012 | | Nation


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Analysis: Senate bill hikes taxes for 13.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia sheriff facing charges over school search suspended

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor on Monday suspended a sheriff who faces charges including sexual battery after a drug search at a high school earlier ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Donald Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during, after campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

NEW YORK (AP) - Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances - and that can mean picking sides.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate will get pillow to help him breathe during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he's being executed this week, among other accommodations ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


UK Scrabble group bans star player for breaking tile game rule

LONDON (AP) - The Association of British Scrabble players banned one of its star players for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Another woman accuses George W. Bush of groping

HOUSTON (AP) - Another woman has stepped forward to accuse former President George H.W. Bush of inappropriately touching her.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Sessions open to Clinton Foundation special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


‘Hannity’ fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled TV ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Firm: At least 15 people have caught fire after Taser stun

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The maker of Tasers said Monday that at least 15 people have caught fire, and five have died, after being stunned while ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1B Boeing buy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


4,700-unit housing project is planned for Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A proposal to build 4,700 housing units on a former ranch in Reno could help make a big dent in the ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

ANAHEIM (AP) - Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Body count blamed on MS-13 violence grows in NYC suburbs

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Angel Soler's mother brought him to the U.S. as a young boy, figuring things would surely be better than ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


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