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Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Baker who refused gay wedding cake can’t cite his Christian beliefs

DENVER (AP) - A suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Despite federal court order, office won’t issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't deny them a marriage license based on her deeply held Christian beliefs.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


DNA test proves President Harding fathered daughter out of wedlock

WASHINGTON (AP) - DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


SOCIAL SECURITY AT 80

WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Samsung unveils two jumbo phones

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Hiring reaches six-month high during June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Couple accused of turning girl, 13, into sex slave

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by surgery

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced Wednesday he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit over using teen as bait in sex sting at school can proceed

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit against an Alabama school board to continue over a 14-year-old girl who was used by a school employee in a plot to catch an alleged sexual predator.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Burger King: One Direction, Buzzfeed spurred chicken fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Burger King's chicken fries may have the boy band One Direction and the website Buzzfeed to thank for the return of the skinny fried sticks.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Verizon: Existing customers can upgrade

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a two-year service contract.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton relents, gives up email server

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


More than 5,000 quakes hit northwest Nevada

RENO (AP) - Seismologists studying a year-long swarm of thousands of mostly minor earthquakes in northwest Nevada say they could be the precursor for a "big one," although speculation that they're related to a series of extinct volcanoes can't be ruled out.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


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DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Marine sergeant’s trial over Muslim recruit’s death to start

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A court-martial is due to start this week for a Marine Corps drill instructor charged with abusing two Muslim recruits ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

PHOENIX (AP) - A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


High school coach blasts ref who left after anthem

MONROE, N.J. (AP) - A high school football coach criticized a referee who refused to officiate a game after members of the opposing team knelt ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


He writes to families of dead troops

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Domestic abuse shelters for men help spotlight male violence victims

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas group has opened what's believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


House backs $4T budget, tax plan is coming up next

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Crossing Honolulu street? Don’t text to avoid a fine

HONOLULU (AP) - Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


JFK files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


GOP targets environmental rules after massive wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for tree cutting in national forests in response to the deadly wildfires in ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Feds agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a "very substantial" payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump declares opioid emergency but pledges no additonal money

WASHINGTON (AP) - In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Comcast’s cable customers tumble as cord-cutting picks up

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast's video upswing could be sputtering out.

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


UPS predicts record holiday deliveries

DALLAS (AP) - UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Hammers, axes help test Trump wall prototypes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. government announced Thursday that prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico have been completed and ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


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