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Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said.

November 29, 2014 | | Nation

Christmas tree costs on the rise

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 29, 2014 | | Nation

Michael Brown’s legacy continues to evolve

NEW YORK (AP) - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.

November 29, 2014 | | Nation

Boys trapped in snow pile had air pocket

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two boys trapped in a snow pile in the Hudson Valley for several hours after a plow buried them were able to survive thanks to an air pocket in the heavy, wet snow, New York police said Friday.

November 29, 2014 | | Nation


PHOENIX (AP) - If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

November 28, 2014 | | Nation

Baby of dead pregnant woman in critical condition

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen.

November 28, 2014 | | Nation


• Police: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog: PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested. They say a brawl erupted Friday morning when Roger Pelletier forced his way into the Portsmouth apartment because he was frustrated by the constant barking of her Shih Tzu, Oreo. Police say Pelletier tried to strangle Oreo, leading to a confrontation with the dog's owner. They say Oreo bit Pelletier several times. The dog's owner wasn't injured. Oreo has been ...

November 28, 2014 | | Nation

Agents still unpaid after rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Certified insurance agents who helped sign up 40 percent of individuals in California's new health care plan say they are late receiving commissions, according to a report Thursday.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

Obama’s action fuels worry about scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

Creed frontman Scott Stapp broke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

Turkey Day’s Early Birds

NEW YORK (AP) - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

For now, Uber Tech parked in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

Comedian bottles up story with exclusive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

Celebrating with parties, parades & turkey feasts

NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services - a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation

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NY wants salt warnings on menus

NEW YORK (AP) - Some sub sandwiches, movie theater pretzels and even milkshakes and salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind salt warning symbol in New ...

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Clerk who fought gay marriage released

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

House lawyer urges 1 expulsion

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The top lawyer for the Michigan House recommended Tuesday that one state lawmaker be expelled and another censured for misconduct stemming from ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Teen defends mom, fatally shoots dad

ST. PETERSBURG (AP) - A ski-mask-wearing man who broke into his former girlfriend's house and threatened her with a gun early Tuesday morning was shot ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Burning Man memorial for LSD guru Leary

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Timothy Leary's still dead, but some of the LSD guru's remains apparently made a trip to the "Burning Man" counter-culture ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Cops did not know infant was in car

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The four police officers who shot and killed two people inside a vehicle during a gunfight in a convenience store parking ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

2 players allege ref made racial slur before hit

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two Texas football players accused of intentionally ramming into a referee during a high school game allege the referee directed racial slurs ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation


MIAMI (AP) - Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Caped superhero is pushing pot legalization; does it impact kids?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A caped green superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at college campuses and bars in Ohio has sparked debate over its impact ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

‘Doctors Without Borders’ warn snakebite treatment running out

LONDON (AP) - Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, putting the lives ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Obama visits Boston for Labor Day

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama made a Labor Day visit to Boston on Monday to reinforce ties with unions, fellow Democrats and the city he ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Clinton says no email apology

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

‘Give it a go, Joe’: Pittsburgh union crowd cheers on Biden

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hearing chants of "Run Joe, run," President Joe Biden marched in Pittsburgh's annual Labor Day parade on Monday as speculation swirled about ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last week because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

1 dead, Cuomo aide shot during West Indian Day festivities in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - The West Indian Day Parade, a rollicking, colorful celebration of Caribbean culture, music, style and food, rolled through New York City's ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

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