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Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message. If the black and white logo appears next to a dish, it means it contains more salt, by itself, than doctors recommend that a person ingest in an entire day.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


College behind bars: Old idea with some new energy

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Eight years ago, when Noel Caldellis began serving time for killing a university student, his main objective was to make 20-plus years in prison pass as quickly as possible: work out, walk circles in the yard with inmates and watch TV.

February 29, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-Klan leader at center of latest GOP flap

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump drew sharp criticism from his rivals in both parties Sunday for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, raising the specter of racism as the presidential campaign hits the South.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Emboldened by her South Carolina landslide, Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Drone-mounted handgun, flame- thrower reignite lawmaker debate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The quiet whirring of the drone's propellers gives way to the sound of gunshots - pop, pop, pop, pop - in the 14-second video titled "Flying Gun."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City police shoot teen then face rock & bottle throwers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 17-year-old boy who authorities say was wielding a metal stick was shot and critically injured by Salt Lake City officers Saturday night, touching off unrest downtown as officers donned riot gear and blocked streets and bystanders threw rocks and bottles.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio pastor shot, killed on Sunday at his church

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church Sunday, and police say they expect to charge his brother in the slaying on Monday.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


States reduce jobless checks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - When Demetrius White recently lost his job as a $10-an-hour forklift driver loading pallets of shampoo, he applied for unemployment benefits to help support his family.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Teen who provided gun for murder- suicide could face charges

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A classmate who provided the handgun used in the recent murder-suicide of two 15-year-old girls at an Arizona high school could be facing a felony charge, police said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | | Nation


Christie endorses Trump, robs Rubio of momentum

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday endorsed GOP front-runner Donald Trump, delivering a surprise and powerful boost to the billionaire businessman, whom he called the best Republican candidate to lead the country and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

February 26, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada Gov. Sandoval for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is considering Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada as a possible nominee to the Supreme Court, two people familiar with the process said Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


FBI OK to not notify about home invasion

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The FBI wasn't obligated to notify local law enforcement about a planned home invasion by a border vigilante group that later resulted in the deaths of a man and his young daughter in southern Arizona, a federal appeals court has ruled.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


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After 7 hurt in Oklahoma tornado, stormy weather slams South

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Thunderstorms rumbled across parts of the South on Thursday, bringing the threat of possible tornadoes, a day after at least seven people ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Judge blocks Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge Thursday overturned Mississippi's ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


S. Dakota charges former official in immigration scandal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota on Thursday charged the former official who ran an investment-for-visa program with five felony counts including that he ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Exploration of underwater New Mexico cave turns deadly

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March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Exploration of underwater New Mexico cave turns deadly

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March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Beyonce launches active wear line for women

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Moody's credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico's debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Police recommend charge against girl at rally

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Investigators said Thursday that they're recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Beyonce launches active wear line for women

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Moody's credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico's debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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