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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 Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.

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 water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

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 flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

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 that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.

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 jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

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 vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.

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 concerned it could be sold for scrap metal.

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 from the main area of campus, despite objections from a Southern heritage group that called uprooting the monument a "cultural atrocity" and compared it to the Islamic State destroying ancient artifacts in the Middle East.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Man convicted in ‘death pills’ plot

NEW YORK (AP) - A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell "simple and easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Events mark Emmett Till slaying

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Pro gambler: Borgata uses booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

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Google Maps offers offline option when Internet is spotty

NEW YORK (AP) - Google Maps is getting disconnected.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

After poking Facebook life not easy for site named Tsu

MENLO PARK (AP) - Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up the ad revenue it earned against your update and passed ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Boys, 14, recorded, texted sex video

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two 14-year-old boys were charged after one of them allegedly shot video of the other having sex with a girl, and ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Marine killed by homeowner mistook house for his home

DENVER (AP) - A Marine who was shot and killed by a Colorado homeowner after he forced his way inside a house mistook the residence for ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Police: 8-year-old charged in beating death of 1-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop taking bets here

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's attorney general on Tuesday ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Arizona panel directs cash for border fence to new technology

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private donations are instead ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Video shows billionaire calling officer ‘total lunatic’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Political opponents are pouncing on billionaire Jim Justice, a Democrat running for governor in West Virginia, for calling a police officer ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Next Republican debate puts Fox Business moderators in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, one of the moderators for Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, says that while she wants to ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

‘South Dakota tribe burned pot crop for fear of federal raid

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as police killed boy, 6

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Nude painting fetches $170.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

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