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State revenue rises, but not enough to offset cuts more cuts to services

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - College students clash with administrators over steeply rising tuition. Public employees shut down statehouses amid cuts to pay and retirement benefits. Teachers and social welfare advocates protest budget cuts. Lawmakers struggle to cope with sharp declines in tax revenue.

January 10, 2012 | | Nation


Civil War museums changing as view on war changes as well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inside Louisiana's Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation


Obama’s chief of staff resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama announced unexpectedly on Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until Election Day in November.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation


Firing remarks burn Romney on eve of primary

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation


New chief of staff low-key, long-time insider

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jack Lew is the model Washington insider - a savvy and cool policy technocrat with roots in Congress and a long and impressive administration resume. He is as low key as Rahm Emanuel, one of his predecessors as White House chief of staff, was high octane.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation


Closing of 259 USDA offices raises safety concerns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Monday it will close nearly 260 offices nationwide, a move that won praise for cutting costs but raised concerns about the possible effect on food safety.

January 09, 2012 | | Nation


Alaska town tries to dig out from huge snow dump; town got as much as 18 feet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The small Alaska fishing town of Cordova is used to dealing with excessive snow - but not like this. Residents have turned to the state to help them dig out of massive snow levels that have collapsed roofs, triggered avalanches and even covered doors, trapping some people in their homes.

January 08, 2012 | | Nation


Giffords leads crowd in Pledge of Allegiance year after being shot in head & 6 being killed

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, her words ringing out across a cold Tucson night in a rare public appearance Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil one year after surviving a deadly shooting.

January 08, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

• 3 car trends at Detroit auto show: DETROIT (AP) - Beyond the usual hype at the Detroit auto show, automakers have plenty to crow about this year: U.S. sales are the highest since 2008 and they're expected to keep growing. Buyers are being lured by cheap loans and an improving economy.

January 08, 2012 | | Nation


Police: woman disguised to steal from neighbors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a Salt Lake City woman wore a fake mustache to disguise herself as a man while stealing from her neighbors.

January 07, 2012 | | Nation


Ky county may ban fish, other creatures as prizes

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Goldfish given as prizes at carnivals may not go home with winners if a western Kentucky county has its way.

January 07, 2012 | | Nation


US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) - The political tensions between the U.S. and Iran over transit in and around the Persian Gulf gave way Friday to photos of rescued Iranian fisherman happily wearing American Navy ball caps.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


American native teen deported to Colombia by United States reunites with her mother

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was reunited with her family in the United States on Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

ACTRESS WHO SUED AMAZON OVER AGE IDS HERSELF: SEATTLE (AP) - An actress who filed an anonymous lawsuit against Amazon.com and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age identified herself in a federal court filing Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president's wife, according to a detailed account of the first couple's relationship.

January 06, 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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