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Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator - similar to a snow leopard - evolved in Asia and spread out.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Socialist takes lead in Seattle council race

SEATTLE (AP) - Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Organ-donor request delays execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor delayed a condemned child killer's execution on Wednesday to study the feasibility of accommodating the unusual request by a state death row inmate to donate his organs.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Utility, solar firm battle over rooftop panels

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona is in the midst of what seems like an intense election-year campaign: millions of dollars in spending, a barrage of negative TV ads and large amounts of outside money. The issue, however, has nothing to do with taxes, a hot-button policy or anything on the ballot.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Ranchers rankled by Joan Jett pick

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by the selection of singer-guitarist Joan Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, to perform on the state's float in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Doctors told to get serious about obesity

ATLANTA (AP) - Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Jury acquits Air Force officer accused of groping

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - An Air Force officer who once led the branch's sexual assault response team was acquitted Wednesday of allegations that he groped a woman outside a Virginia bar.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

One World Trade Center named tallest building in USA

NEW YORK (AP) - They set out to build the tallest skyscraper in the world - a giant that would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet from the ashes of ground zero.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Inmate executed for abduction, slaying

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man convicted of abducting a young Houston couple, raping the woman and fatally stabbing the man in 1991 was put to death Tuesday evening.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

News from around the nation

TEEN NABBED FOR POSTS ABOUT SHOOTING: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A teenager posted nonpublic information about a 2012 shooting on his Twitter feed, police said, and that material was later posted to an Instagram account being scrutinized for divulging information about witnesses to crimes in the city.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Plastic guns: Law enforcement challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a law banning undetectable firearms about to expire, federal agents are focusing attention on the latest twist in high-tech weaponry: guns made entirely out of plastic.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

School lifts ban on shirts honoring girl

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - A southern Michigan school district has reversed its decision to bar students from wearing T-shirts honoring a 12-year-old classmate who died over the weekend following a long battle with cancer.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

Boy who came home for early Christmas dies

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A boy whose last wish was to be home for his favorite holiday has died, two weeks after his hometown welcomed him with a Christmas tree outside his window and a motorcycle-riding Santa Claus.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation

2 charged with Sierra bear poaching

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Nevada County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against two California men accused of illegally killing a black bear near the edge of the Eldorado National Forest about 30 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe.

November 13, 2013 | | 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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