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Obama seeks bigger area in Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

MIAMI (AP) - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


‘Historic’ blizzard may slam Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) - A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Abortion foes express renewed hope at SF rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anti-abortion activists attending a march in San Francisco on Saturday offered personal stories about how an abortion negatively affected their lives and expressed renewed hope that the procedure will be outlawed or at least further curtailed now that Republicans are back in control of Congress.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Video: Clerk killed over cigarettes

PHOENIX (AP) - A surveillance video that captured the killing of a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk shows the suspect calmly walking behind the counter after pulling the trigger, stepping over the fallen victim and grabbing several packs of Marlboros before slowly exiting.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Man who drove through checkpoint killed

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Purse-snatcher can’t shake grandma off car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland thief trying to make a getaway Friday had a hard time seeing his way clear, given that 53-year-old grandmother Tammy Elliott was on the hood of his car, hanging on to the windshield wipers and screaming at him to give back her purse.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump across USA

NEW YORK (AP) - At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.

January 23, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation


Snowboarding takes a slide in popularity; experts unfazed

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Online storage provider Box stock price soars during Wall Street debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Box's shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider's decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M

NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, 90, dies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

DENVER (AP) - A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


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California starts tackling huge affordable housing shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature Friday on bills aimed at tackling the affordable housing crisis in California, which needs an estimated ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Arrest 37 years after mom, unborn killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For 37 years, Ronnie Fematt had been living with a burning question: Who killed his newlywed wife and their unborn child in ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Travel industry sticking with trips to Cuba from USA

MIAMI (AP) - Tour companies, airlines, cruises and others in the travel industry say they will continue taking Americans to Cuba despite a dramatic safety warning ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


IMF chief: Don’t dismiss bitcoin impact

LONDON (AP) - Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be Luddites.

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Volkswagen promises to roll out 2 new models every year in USA

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Volkswagen plans to offer two new U.S. models every year for the foreseeable future and double the length of its warranties ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


SpaceX: Rocket for moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 mins

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump promotes ‘giant, beautiful, massive’ tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday that the centerpiece of his plan to help American businesses and workers "thrive, compete and grow" is a ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water, food

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Attorney: ‘No doubt’ OJ goes to Florida after prison

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson will live in Florida after he is released on parole from a Nevada prison where he has been held ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Mom flew to Germany, left 4 kids home alone

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) - A suburban Des Moines mother has been jailed after she left her four children home alone while she traveled to Europe for ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race

AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) - The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Firefighters hose down blaze ahead of wind gusts

CORONA (AP) - Southern California firefighters struggled Tuesday to protect hundreds of homes from a wildfire that surged through suburban canyons, trying to beat back the ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Death of transgender teen in surrounded in mystery

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) - Even as authorities in rural southern Missouri dismiss the possibility that a transgender teenager's death was a hate crime, questions remain ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal contractors on Tuesday began building prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, hitting a milestone toward a ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


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