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Okla. mom won’t face charges for shooting & killing intruder

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) - Authorities don't plan to file charges against an Oklahoma woman who fatally shot a New Year's Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone, but the intruder's alleged accomplice has been charged in the death.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Robber wields knife, robbery yields sack lunch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The robber who approached Lexington man fueling his car was intent on getting something for his efforts. Turned out it was a sack lunch.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Lawsuit: Illinois cop issues ticket, asks woman for date

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer used a $132 speeding ticket he issued to track down a woman and ask her for a date, saying the least he could do for costing her so much money was to buy her dinner, a lawsuit filed by the woman alleges.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Docs: NM lawyer broke into client’s husband’s home

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico divorce lawyer is facing charges after authorities said he broke into his client's estranged husband's house.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


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CAT SURVIVES 2 EUTHANASIA ATTEMPTS AT UTAH SHELTER: WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - A stray cat that survived two trips to a Utah animal shelter's gas chamber now has a new home.

January 03, 2012 | | Nation


Black church rightful owner of KKK store

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January 03, 2012 | | Nation


Is drug dog’s sniff illegal in itself?

MIAMI (AP) - Franky the drug dog's supersensitive nose is at the heart of a question being put to the U.S. Supreme Court: Does a police dog's sniff outside a house give officers the right to get a search warrant for illegal drugs, or is the sniff an unconstitutional search?

January 03, 2012 | | Nation


Canadian man uses iPad to enter US

TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian man who realized he forgot his passport as he approached the U.S. border found a new way to gain entry - his iPad.

January 03, 2012 | | Nation


Romney says he expects to win Iowa's caucuses, become Republican nominee

MARION, Iowa (AP) - A confident Mitt Romney said Monday that he's going to win Iowa and become the Republican nominee for president.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


On caucus eve, Ron Paul doesn't see himself winning presidential election

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Ron Paul, a leading contender in Iowa's presidential caucuses, said Monday on the eve of the leadoff 2012 vote that he does not envision himself in the White House.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


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ANOTHER SYRINGE FOUND IN WALMART CLOTHING IN GA.: CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say another syringe has been found in clothing from a Walmart store in Georgia, bringing the number of cases to 15 at the same store since late November.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes

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January 02, 2012 | | Nation


Gingrich: 'I don't think I'm going to win' Iowa

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich conceded defeat in Iowa on Monday, a day before caucus-goers weighed in.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


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PRICEY PICKS: POWERBALL TICKETS DOUBLING TO $2: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Get ready to pay more for Powerball: Ticket prices are going up to $2.

January 01, 2012 | | Nation


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Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Widow of Grateful Dead’s lawyer auctions rare items

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Record mogul accused of sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama’s Roy Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year at Macy’s

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


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


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