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SHARK ATTACK VICTIM

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none.

August 27, 2015 | He turns into a hunter and then an advocate | Nation


On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie

CHICAGO (AP) - The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Plague claims 4th life this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter

CUPERTINO (AP) - A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter - more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate Chicago cop’s Ferguson shooting comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and didn't plan to carry out the threat.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Mormons will keep affiliation with Scouts despite gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders - preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of Nebraska’s death penalty likely to go to voters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in 2016.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Pot tax may fund county scholarships

DENVER (AP) - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Fired reporter kills 2 on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


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Veto: Congress rebukes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Congress Oks stopgap spendingbill, $1.1 billion to fight Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) - Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather’s slaying

BOSTON (AP) - A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


HP promises fix for printer software that barred outside ink cartridges

SAN JOSE (AP) - HP Inc. has apologized to customers for a software update that made some of its printers stop working with ink cartridges from ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Apple partnering with Deloitte in business pitch

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Wells Fargo CEO to face House with better defense

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


California suspends some of its Wells Fargo business

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's treasurer said Wednesday that he's suspending some of the state's most profitable lines of business with Wells Fargo amid ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Baby born with DNA from 3 people from new technique

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO salary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


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