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U.S. justifies drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum released Monday.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• VAGINA SCULPTURE TRAPS U.S. STUDENT: BERLIN (AP) - An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sgt. Bergdahl in outpatient care in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday. Bergdahl, 28, had been receiving inpatient treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is now receiving outpatient care on the base in San Antonio, according to the statement. The Army said his "reintegration process" is proceeding with exposure to more people and a gradual increase in social interaction.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


President Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Friends mourn missing hiker

SEATTLE (AP) - Friends on Sunday mourned a well-known outdoors writer and photographer who had been missing for three days in Mount Rainier National Park before searchers said they recovered a body of a woman.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Think Like a Man’ tops ‘Jersey Boys’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal would give vets discount on name-brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Game of Thrones’ puts No. Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version - on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


65% of senior VA execs got bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Murder charge still pending against woman at 102 in death of roommate

BOSTON (AP) - Nearly five years after a woman was charged with killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home, a second-degree murder charge is still pending against her at the age of 102.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


$40M settlement reached in Central Park rape case

NEW YORK (AP) - With New York awash in murder and drugs, the 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger by what was said to be a gang of "wilding" teens was seen as evidence of a city sliding into lawlessness. A quarter-century later, it stands instead as a $40 million symbol of failure by the justice system.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Great white shark numbers surging

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline - bad news if you're a seal, but something experts say shouldn't instill fear in beachgoers this summer.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


California, Amtrak end joint train bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said Friday that they canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the United States.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


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Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Mayflower replica

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nod

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Scammers pose as law agency representatives

CINCINNATI (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of nationwide scams by individuals claiming to be marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump legal team

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict, opportunity

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Sheriff: Las Vegas shooting gunman fired over 1,100 rounds

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Suggesting he's a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Macy’s parade revels on amid tight security

NEW YORK (AP) - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Las Vegas pot dispensaries offering Black Friday deals

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Bread made of insects to be sold in Finnish supermarkets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


‘Share tables’ keep unwanted lunch food out of trash

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - As 9-year-old Sabrina Agosto left her school's lunch line, she dropped her carton of milk on the cafeteria's "share ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


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