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Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

NEW YORK (AP) - With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Chief justice defends court's impartiality

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts said Saturday that he has "complete confidence" in his colleagues' ability to step away from cases where their personal interests are at stake, and noted that judges should not be swayed by "partisan demands."

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US

ATLANTA (AP) - It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


States change how they recruit foster parents

MIAMI (AP) - For decades, it was common for officials around the country to approve foster parents by room and board criteria: Did they pass a background check? Is their home clean? Are their dogs safe and vaccinated?

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

DENVER (AP) - A man has acknowledged planting a homemade bomb at a Colorado shopping mall on the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

2 FACE INDECENCY CHARGES AFTER NUDE MCDONALD'S RUN: GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - Two people who pulled up at a McDonald's drive-thru in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Mystery trust beats the clock for jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Lottery officials had more questions than answers Friday as they tried to unravel the stunning mystery behind a year-old winning ticket turned in less than two hours before Thursday's deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Shot Marine used fingers to plug bullet holes

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Marine officer said Friday he reacted as he was trained to do by chasing two men who stole a gold necklace he thought they were buying, and then using his fingers to plug bullet holes in his body when one of them opened fire.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul in Iowa campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet to run.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


In a first, gas, other fuels are top export

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is - wait for it - fuel.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Business nation briefs

COMMERCE CORNER

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Review: Scrutinizing your presence on Facebook

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December 30, 2011 | | Nation


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Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump's ordered ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Charge dropped for ‘It’s OK To Be White’ commentator

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against a conservative commentator over a confrontation he had with protesters at the ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) - A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Soon you can watch NFL free on your phone

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


New Yorker fires reporter for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct.

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Mass shootings aren’t more frequent but they are much deadlier

ATLANTA (AP) - It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) - The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Price hikes push insurance shoppers into hard choices

BRYSON, Texas (AP) - Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


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