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Answers sought as mine spill fouls rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in the desert Southwest on Monday, prompting local officials and families to demand answers about possible long-term threats from heavy metals borne along by the spill.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Captured grizzlies may be killed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if DNA tests determine they attacked the man, authorities said Monday.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Man charged with assaulting mayor

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - A man accused of attacking an Alabama mayor outside a barber shop has been charged with assault, police said Monday.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Constitutional convention sparking

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Ferguson back on edge again

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots and police critically wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


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Boy recovering after clinical decapitation in Idaho crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 4-year-old boy who doctors say suffered what's known as an internal decapitation in a car crash in southwestern Idaho is ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Woman accused of burning son’s hands on stove

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando woman is facing charges after being accused of burning her teenage son's hands on a hot stove as punishment ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Anger as UP trains resume

MOSIER, Ore. (AP) - Local politicians and residents reacted with shock and anger Monday as Union Pacific began running trains through this tiny Columbia River Gorge ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


TV’s John Oliver buys and forgives $15 million in debt

NEW YORK (AP) - Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


Democratic congressman calls Trump a racist over judge remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


No men allowed: Women-only pool hours draw complaints in NY City

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


Owner of loose bull in fatal crash is charged with manslaughter

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A man whose loose bull wandered onto a road and was hit by a car, killing the driver, is facing an involuntary ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


Jury returns death sentence for ‘LA’s Grim Sleeper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


New Miss USA from DC to take break from Army reserves

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Cuomo: Divest funds linked to Israel boycotts

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued the first executive order in the country that forces state entities to drop investments ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Precision flying teams worth risk, cost

DENVER (AP) - Both of the U.S. military's high-drama, high-dollar flying teams suffered crashes on the same day last week, but supporters say the ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Officer struck, killed after 3 shot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A man suspected in a downtown Memphis shooting that left three people injured fled in a stolen vehicle that fatally struck a ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges in kidnapping of Detroit boy

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors charged a man Saturday with kidnapping in the case of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was found dead in a vacant lot ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Q&A: Parkinson’s disease

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before his death, Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with respiratory problems, his health complicated by advanced Parkinson's. The boxing great had lived with ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


SWEET CONCLUSIONS

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't.

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


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