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40 years in fatal abuse of 2-year-old

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for what the judge called the "mind-boggling," fatal abuse of a 2-year-old boy who was whipped with a belt, kicked, shaken, slammed against kitchen cabinets and forced to brush his teeth with a steel barbecue brush.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Sanctions possible in Obama court case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


House had 85 live dogs, dozens of dead pets

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) - A woman is being held in Wisconsin who authorities in Illinois say had 85 live dogs and at least 65 dead dogs and cats at a rural rental house.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Rat raised to feed family’s snakes fatally bit baby

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A rat being raised to feed a family's pet snakes ended up biting a 6-month-old boy and transmitting diseases that killed him, authorities said Thursday.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Man held for 2 years as witness takes stand, released

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A man who was jailed for 2½ years so he couldn't avoid taking the witness stand in his son's murder trial was freed Thursday after providing two hours of often-combative testimony.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Microsoft readies new web browser

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Prison for beating, chaining boy up

MONROE, N.C. (AP) - For an 11-year-old boy, it was a house of horrors.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Streaming TV services: The options

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


US destroying chemical weapons

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Army began destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons Wednesday, using explosives to rip open a container of mustard agent inside a sealed chamber and then flooding it with another chemical to neutralize it.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Concealed guns on college campuses?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas would allow people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses under a measure given preliminary approval by the state Senate, just a day after it passed a proposal allowing open carry of guns almost anywhere in the state.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block an Alabama law that allows a fetus to be represented in court when a minor is seeking judicial permission for an abortion.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


DNA tests help shelter speed up adoptions

BURLINGAME (AP) - A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada may allow sick pets to use pot

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

March 17, 2015 | By MICHELLE RINDELS By Associated Press | Nation


Priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Justice Department fanning racism?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


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Civil rights hero from 1960s takes criticism as Trump backer

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation


Candidate for governor owes millions

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) - Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor as a Democrat, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation


Mexican peso wins if Clinton does

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation


Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, stock hits new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation


Union Pacific 3Q profit falls 13 percent as shipments slow

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific's profit fell 13 percent in the third quarter because the railroad's efforts to cut costs and improve productivity ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation


PayPal meets forecasts

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Shares of PayPal rallied in extended trading Thursday after the payments company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation


More people have bank accounts

NEW YORK (AP) - More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump won’t say he’ll accept election result

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


Equipping cars to drive completely on their own

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


Texas youth team in anthem protest ends season early

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas youth football team that received publicity and threatening messages after player protests during the national anthem ended its season ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


Record high 60% back legal pot

NEW YORK (AP) - A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


Pets at work bring their own risks

NEW YORK (AP) - When a conference call turns tedious, Brent Robertson can still count on getting a smile from watching Gus rolling around on the ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


T-Mobile fined $48M over misleading ads on ‘unlimited’ data plans

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


Modest gain seen for fall Obamacare sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


China’s LeEco sets out to shake up tech market

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most U.S. consumers haven't heard of LeEco, but the Chinese technology company is setting out to become a household name ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation


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