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Obama : Sony ‘made a mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Firm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Gang accused of robbing freight trains

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Sales for holiday shopping season come down to wire

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Family wants officer prosecuted for scuffle with 76-year-old man

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The relatives of a 76-year-old man want a South Texas police officer prosecuted for a traffic-stop scuffle in which a stun gun was used on him, an attorney for the family said.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


More charges in death of man hit, carried on car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A driver has pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of manslaughter after being accused of hitting a pedestrian with such force that he flipped on top of her car, carrying him on the roof for 11 blocks and leaving him in the street to die.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


2 states challenge legal Colorado pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Cuban-Americans don’t think alike

MIAMI (AP) - Anyone who thinks Cuban-Americans think alike on Cuba hasn't taken a close look at the community lately, poet Richard Blanco says.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


‘Prison Houdini’ may make legal escape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


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Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Passing driver kills trooper’s attacker

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia gun store owner kills suspect

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia gun store owner's quick reflexes and skilled marksmanship may have saved his life and others when armed robbers came ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to donate foreign hotel profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Man sues over his July 4th Facebook flag-burning arrest

CHICAGO (AP) - A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Ben Carson questioned about views on housing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials Thursday to serve as the nation's new housing secretary, turning to ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says for first time: I think Russia hacked Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump speculated Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked details about a classified briefing with him that included unsubstantiated ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the federal government's ethics agency Wednesday blasted President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona city sees success keeping its night sky dark

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with satellite ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists: Moon is 4.51 billion years old

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ivanka Trump shifting gears, heading to Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Media outlet spreads ‘news’ about Trump as they concede none of dossier may be true

PASADENA (AP) - The spread of a report about supposed damaging information about President-elect Donald Trump collected by Russia became a public test of journalistic standards ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio girl found dead at restaurant

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old girl reported missing in Ohio were jailed Wednesday on bonds of $5 million after her body was ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s pick for State takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Repo agent gets prison for chase, deadly crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah repossession agent accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to take back and forcing her off the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


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