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Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic’s abortion license

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-speaker, once a major powerbroker, is convicted in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Winter storm dumping snow in the northern U.S. Plains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Schools called off classes and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Plains, while states farther south worked to recover from a weekend of icy weather and deadly flooding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An estimated 5,000 untested rape kits are in New Mexico's crime labs and warehouses, and it could take five years to work through the backlog, state officials said Monday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

HONOLULU (AP) - The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


‘Gods of Egypt’ studio, director apologize for white cast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Frank Sinatra’s birthplace commemorates his 100th its way

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, New York. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding the centennial of his birth to be a very good year.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy

CLEVELAND (AP) - Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers

Associated Press

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Storm in southern Plains; more flooding possible

DALLAS (AP) - A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


‘No more baby parts’: Reclusive suspect’s words draw focus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Robert Lewis Dear told authorities "no more baby parts" after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect charged

NEW FLORENCE, Pa. (AP) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide Sunday.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Attorney: White House fence jump was act of protest

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag was committing civil disobedience and had no plans to harm himself or others, his attorney said Sunday.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


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Son’s letter from Iraq 11 years later

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia couple was surprised after receiving a letter their son sent almost 11 years ago while serving in Iraq.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Fresno County city approves medical marijuana service

COALINGA (AP) - The Coalinga City Council has voted to allow a medical marijuana dispensary, commercial cultivation and delivery services within city limits, making it the ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Mazda plans expansion of US headquarters in California

IRVINE (AP) - Mazda will keep its U.S. headquarters in California and will expand into a state-of-the-art facility with a 10-year lease.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


UNLIMITED DATA

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Chrysler aims to revive minivan

DETROIT (AP) - Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the minivan. Now, it's reinventing it - with styling reminiscent of an SUV, high-tech features and a first-ever ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


$1.4B prize: Myths, misconceptions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With up to $1.4 billion at stake in Wednesday's Powerball, questions about the drawing seem to be as abundant ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Wearing unearned medals is free speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a veteran's conviction for wearing military medals he didn't earn, saying it ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Bowie never stopped looking ahead

NEW YORK (AP) - It was hardly a coincidence that David Bowie named his greatest hits collection "Changes."

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Mormons’ 150th temple will open in Provo

PROVO, Utah (AP) - The Mormon Church unveiled its 150th temple on Monday - a renovated historical tabernacle in Provo that nearly burned down in 2010.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Extraditing ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Mexican authorities saying they're committed to extraditing Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, it appears more likely than ever ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Judge reduces bond for mom of ‘affluenza’ teen

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense for a deadly wreck could soon leave jail after a ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Thief stuffs snake in his pants at store

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Kentucky moves ahead with plans to dismantle health exchange

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's new Republican administration is moving forward with plans to shut down the state's health insurance exchange, becoming the first ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Courtroom shows tribal rift after Wash. school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - The courtroom was divided Monday along the lines that have separated an American Indian tribe since one of their own killed four high ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


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