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Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) - The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) - BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Man gets 7 years for mailing bomb to Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oklahoma man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff in a plot to frame a former business partner.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

Congress votes to extend tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

Wal-Mart sued over shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

Retired officer gives autism safety

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

Sex-change for inmate overturned

BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

Hackers make threats against theaters

NEW YORK (AP) - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including thousands of emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation

All-electric car may not be so green

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation

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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

University of Texas removes Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

Mount McKinley being renamed Denali

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said ...

August 30, 2015 | | Nation



August 30, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | Nation

Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

Boy who died may have been in hot Las Vegas vehicle for 3 hours

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the ...

August 28, 2015 | | Nation

WWI cannon swiped from VFW post

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is ...

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Texas judge clears way for removal of Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away ...

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

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