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Storied carrier, 'the Big E,' makes final voyage after 50 years of deployment defending America

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - When the makers of "Top Gun" were filming on board the USS Enterprise, they donated a set of black fuzzy dice to liven up the ship's otherwise drab interior.

March 11, 2012 | | Nation


US seeks to contain damage from Afghan shooting of 16 civilians by American soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials were scrambling Sunday to contain the damage caused when an American soldier in Afghanistan wandered off base and allegedly gunned down more than a dozen villagers.

March 11, 2012 | | Nation


Candidates spar before key Mississippi, Alabama Republican primaries on Tuesday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should "occur sooner rather than later." A defiant Gingrich predicted victories in Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and called Romney the weakest Republican front-runner in nearly a century.

March 11, 2012 | | Nation


NASA specialist axed over intelligent design

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has landed robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, sent probes to outer planets and operates a worldwide network of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.

March 11, 2012 | | Nation


Review of Olive Garden becomes Internet sensation

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota newspaper columnist sat down to review her town's hot new Italian restaurant, rhapsodizing about the chicken Alfredo, crisp greens and "two long, warm breadsticks."

March 10, 2012 | | Nation


Corrections firm offers states cash for prisons

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's largest private prison company made an enticing offer to 48 states that went something like this: We will buy your prison now if you agree to keep it mostly full and promise to pay us for running it over the next two decades. Despite a need for cash, several states immediately slammed the door on the offer, a sign that privatizing prisons might not be as popular as it once was.

March 10, 2012 | | Nation


Occupy Wall Street in NYC low on cash

NEW YORK (AP) - Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of cash in a matter of weeks.

March 10, 2012 | | Nation


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ALA. IMMIGRATION LAW PUTS SCHOOL PLAY ON HOLD: PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration may keep Charlie Brown and Snoopy from performing in a high school musical.

March 09, 2012 | | Nation


Facebook 'friend' offer exposes man's other wife

SEATTLE (AP) - Facebook's automatic efforts to connect users through "friends" they may know recently led two Washington women to find out they were married to the same man, at the same time.

March 09, 2012 | | Nation


Romney: Obama 'in part' to blame for gas prices soaring at pump during past month

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Seeking to tap into the public's concern over rising gas costs, Mitt Romney on Thursday said President Barack Obama was "in part" to blame for higher prices at the pump.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Senate blocks effort to speed pipeline from Canada under White House pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the White House, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday blocked a Republican bid to speed approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Kids found living in abandoned school bus

SPLENDORA, Texas (AP) - The abandoned school bus had no engine and no front wheels. But there were crude curtains in the windows, an air conditioner and even bunk beds inside.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


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POLICE SAY DRIVER GETS 3 SPEEDING TICKETS IN HOUR: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Answers sought in death of teen in Fla. suburb

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader on Thursday asked the police department investigating the death to release 911 tapes that may help explain how the young man died.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Marine's Facebook page tests military rules

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


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U Penn student reportedly stabbed more than 20 times

SANTA ANA (AP) - A 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed ...

January 15, 2018 | | Nation


Women taking their right to go topless to NH state’s high court

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ...

January 15, 2018 | | Nation


Two senators who didn’t recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run in Maryland

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

HONOLULU (AP) - A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Plan to relieve gridlock in Manhattan with tolls gains momentum

NEW YORK (AP) - Bumper-to bumper, horn-honking traffic through Manhattan streets is about as New York as bagels and Broadway. A plan to ease that problem ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Models accuse photographers of sex misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


After 8-year hiatus, Ford Ranger pickups return to US in 2019

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford made the wrong bet on small pickup trucks in 2011. It hopes to put things right - and win back customers - with ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size

DETROIT (AP) - In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit show

DETROIT (AP) - It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off the runway

ISTANBUL (AP) - A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Trump says he’s ‘like, really smart,’ ‘a very stable genius’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he's playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


For firefighters, bitter weather creates its own hazards

NEW YORK (AP) - Firefighter Brian Marts was battling a raging blaze in an apartment building, but he was also fighting the bitter cold.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


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