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Court agrees with light sentence for Beanie Babies creator

CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with a sentence of probation for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, rejecting arguments by federal prosecutors that he deserved prison time for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

Bad behavior by some Hawaii telescope protesters

HONOLULU (AP) - After months of protesters camping on Mauna Kea to block construction of a giant telescope near its summit, the state is trying to limit their access to the mountain, which is held sacred by many Native Hawaiians.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

Judge releases 3 kids locked up for failing to meet with dad

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A judge on Friday released three siblings who have spent two weeks in juvenile detention for refusing to meet with their estranged father.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit alleges Waco biker grand jury conflict of interest

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A biker arrested after a deadly shootout involving bikers and police in Waco, Texas, argued Friday that it's a conflict of interest for a policeman to preside over the grand jury that may hear his case.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

Gleeson says his ‘Star Wars’ character is ‘evil’

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Here's the latest from Friday's sessions at the Comic-Con International fan festival in and around the San Diego Convention Center (all times Pacific):

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

United pilot flushed bullets down toilet on plane

DALLAS (AP) - A United Airlines captain threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet on board a flight that he was piloting to Germany.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

Utah hunter who killed gray wolf won’t be charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

Man accused of killing 7 people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

A man killed seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period during shooting rampages in which at least some victims may have been targeted at random, authorities said Thursday.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

De Blasio, after hit from Cuomo, does not back down

NEW YORK (AP) - The cold war between New York's two leading Democrats is showing no signs of abating.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found safe

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in a rugged Wyoming wilderness area were found alive in a remote area and airlifted to safety Thursday.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

NYPD making some undocumented stops, monitor report says

NEW YORK (AP) - The federal monitor overseeing changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy said Thursday the reform effort is moving in a positive direction, but some officers now avoid making or documenting stops, possibly because they fear legal and departmental reproach.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

Immigrants got $1 a day for work at private prison

DENVER (AP) - Immigrants who were detained at a suburban Denver facility while they awaited deportation proceedings are suing the private company that held them, alleging they were paid $1 a day to do janitorial work, sometimes under threat of solitary confinement.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

Deaths show DuPont has ‘failed’ safety program

A PORTE, Texas (AP) - U.S. regulators on Thursday took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in Texas, placing the chemical company in its "severe violator enforcement program" and saying the accident shows it has a "failed safety program."

July 09, 2015 | | Nation

Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurs flag vote

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An impassioned plea by a descendant of the Confederate president seemed to swing momentum as South Carolina legislators debated whether to remove the rebel battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

July 09, 2015 | | 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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