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PRICEY PICKS: POWERBALL TICKETS DOUBLING TO $2: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Get ready to pay more for Powerball: Ticket prices are going up to $2.

January 01, 2012 | | Nation


Passers-by rescue kids after icy river crash

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January 01, 2012 | | Nation


In need of a kidney? Then try your lock on Fcaebook

SEATTLE (AP) - Here's another reason for holdouts to join the social media site Facebook: It's a great place to find a kidney.

January 01, 2012 | | Nation


Ranger shot and killed at Mount Rainier park; hunt for gunman seals off park

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) - A Mount Rainier National Park ranger was fatally shot following a New Year's Day traffic stop, and the 368-square-mile park in Washington state was closed as dozens of officers searched for the armed gunman over snowy and rugged terrain.

January 01, 2012 | | Nation


Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

NEW YORK (AP) - With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Chief justice defends court's impartiality

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts said Saturday that he has "complete confidence" in his colleagues' ability to step away from cases where their personal interests are at stake, and noted that judges should not be swayed by "partisan demands."

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US

ATLANTA (AP) - It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


States change how they recruit foster parents

MIAMI (AP) - For decades, it was common for officials around the country to approve foster parents by room and board criteria: Did they pass a background check? Is their home clean? Are their dogs safe and vaccinated?

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

DENVER (AP) - A man has acknowledged planting a homemade bomb at a Colorado shopping mall on the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

2 FACE INDECENCY CHARGES AFTER NUDE MCDONALD'S RUN: GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - Two people who pulled up at a McDonald's drive-thru in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Mystery trust beats the clock for jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Lottery officials had more questions than answers Friday as they tried to unravel the stunning mystery behind a year-old winning ticket turned in less than two hours before Thursday's deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Shot Marine used fingers to plug bullet holes

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Marine officer said Friday he reacted as he was trained to do by chasing two men who stole a gold necklace he thought they were buying, and then using his fingers to plug bullet holes in his body when one of them opened fire.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul in Iowa campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet to run.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


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Will it be AT&T vs the government in $85B Time Warner deal?

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's pending acquisition of Time Warner, an $85 billion media deal that could shake up how Americans watch TV, is ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Panera Bread buys Au Bon Pain

NEW YORK (AP) - Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO and the company is buying Au Bon Pain - bringing together two chains ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


China, US sign another $206.6B in trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $206.5 billion during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart to offer Black Friday deals early on its website

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Female directors ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat

NEW YORK (AP) - Four.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


CMA Awards offer political, emotional moments during show

NASHVILLE (AP) - The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

MOSCOW (AP) - A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple revamped overseas ops

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


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


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