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MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Shots are fired outside Bidens’ Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Teen sweethearts on crime spree

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Boy Scouts down 7% in ongoing decline

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Dying inmate’s last words stir questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Academy president responds to firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Responding for the first time to the firestorm that erupted over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push for more diversity.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


$48B poured into tech startups in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs are luring investors chasing the next big return, but with valuations this high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


House GOP weighs repeal of health mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


WEST COAST HOMELESS EXPLOSION

SEATTLE- In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw ...

November 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs following attack by neighbor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Brazile stirs Dem party strife as bellwether gov race nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are struggling to put the bitter 2016 election behind them as the party's current chairman and his predecessor bicker over Hillary ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Protocol on Asia trip? Trump to use ‘whatever language he wants’

WASHINGTON (AP) - When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren't too long - or short. Don't bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets. Don ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled

DETROIT (AP) - More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s tweets unlikely to slow NYC terror case

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's tweets calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the New York truck rampage could give ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Following attack, 57 NYC intersections get barriers

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials on Thursday began to put up additional concrete barriers at intersections, including one where an attacker drove onto a ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Suspect walked off job hours before deadly Walmart attack

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


US rate for gun deaths increases

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Lost sailors did not activate their emergency beacon

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

NEW YORK (AP) - The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump offers fresh criticism of inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


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