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Infamous speed trap investigated over tickets

WALDO, Fla. (AP) - The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation

Los Angeles jury convicts man of three 3 serial murders in 1980s

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation

PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulatory judges have recommended a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation

Study yields bad news for tiny desert pupfish

FURNACE CREEK (AP) - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’

WASHINGTON (AP) - A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Obama calls for higher wages

MILWAUKEE (AP) - President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Burning Man festival draws crowd of 66,000

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Our eating habits improve a bit

CHICAGO (AP) - Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Action-packed TV might make you snack more

CHICAGO (AP) - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


POLICE ZAP GIRL WITH TASER AT MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR: MONTEREY (AP) - Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Government wants nuclear waste train

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation

Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES (AP) - From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

August 31, 2014 | | Nation

3rd major Atlantic City casino closing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.

August 31, 2014 | | Nation

Big challenge: Tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation

Feds jail ginseng poacher

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation

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Underage driver arrested in wreck that killed 10-year-old

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A joyride by a group of boys who took a parent's car ended in tragedy when the 14-year-old driver lost control ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

Google Maps offers offline option when Internet is spotty

NEW YORK (AP) - Google Maps is getting disconnected.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

After poking Facebook life not easy for site named Tsu

MENLO PARK (AP) - Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up the ad revenue it earned against your update and passed ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Boys, 14, recorded, texted sex video

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two 14-year-old boys were charged after one of them allegedly shot video of the other having sex with a girl, and ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Marine killed by homeowner mistook house for his home

DENVER (AP) - A Marine who was shot and killed by a Colorado homeowner after he forced his way inside a house mistook the residence for ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Police: 8-year-old charged in beating death of 1-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop taking bets here

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's attorney general on Tuesday ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Arizona panel directs cash for border fence to new technology

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private donations are instead ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Video shows billionaire calling officer ‘total lunatic’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Political opponents are pouncing on billionaire Jim Justice, a Democrat running for governor in West Virginia, for calling a police officer ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Next Republican debate puts Fox Business moderators in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, one of the moderators for Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, says that while she wants to ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

‘South Dakota tribe burned pot crop for fear of federal raid

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as police killed boy, 6

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

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