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FBI, Apple clash before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Before Trump, there was Jesse Ventura & big victory

CHICAGO (AP) - He was a candidate few thought stood a chance. Best known as a television showman, he seemed more interested in self-promotion than winning public office. But soon he was dominating media coverage and debate stages, each pungent remark only endearing him more to a disenchanted public.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Homecoming for spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and loved ones he left behind last March.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message. If the black and white logo appears next to a dish, it means it contains more salt, by itself, than doctors recommend that a person ingest in an entire day.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


College behind bars: Old idea with some new energy

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Eight years ago, when Noel Caldellis began serving time for killing a university student, his main objective was to make 20-plus years in prison pass as quickly as possible: work out, walk circles in the yard with inmates and watch TV.

February 29, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-Klan leader at center of latest GOP flap

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump drew sharp criticism from his rivals in both parties Sunday for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, raising the specter of racism as the presidential campaign hits the South.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Emboldened by her South Carolina landslide, Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Drone-mounted handgun, flame- thrower reignite lawmaker debate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The quiet whirring of the drone's propellers gives way to the sound of gunshots - pop, pop, pop, pop - in the 14-second video titled "Flying Gun."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City police shoot teen then face rock & bottle throwers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 17-year-old boy who authorities say was wielding a metal stick was shot and critically injured by Salt Lake City officers Saturday night, touching off unrest downtown as officers donned riot gear and blocked streets and bystanders threw rocks and bottles.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio pastor shot, killed on Sunday at his church

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church Sunday, and police say they expect to charge his brother in the slaying on Monday.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


States reduce jobless checks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - When Demetrius White recently lost his job as a $10-an-hour forklift driver loading pallets of shampoo, he applied for unemployment benefits to help support his family.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


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Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on trade embargo, human rights

HAVANA (AP) - Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the ...

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Teacher fined for showing her students beheading video

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City middle school teacher was fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Black bear study shows eating human food helps and hurts

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Black bears that eat human foods from trash cans have higher reproductive rates than those living on natural foods, according to a ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Applicant gets job after foiled robbery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A job interview was in progress when a thief grabbed cash from the till at a fast food restaurant. The manager conducting ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Paris attacks suspect was planning new acts

BRUSSELS (AP) - The top suspect in last year's Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-trooper kills 2 in turnpike toll booth holdup, is shot dead

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP) - A retired state trooper killed a turnpike toll collector and a security guard in a holdup attempt at a toll plaza ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Killer off death row thanks to disabled definition tweak

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say Ronell Wilson is a calculating murderer. Since his imprisonment for killing two New York City police detectives, he has been ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Obama in Cuba for historic visit

HAVANA (AP) - Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the ...

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Conservatives plot Trump demise

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders says he has a ‘path toward victory’ against Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he still maintains a "path toward victory" in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Gas pipeline explosions bring new US safety plan

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials moved Thursday to strengthen safety rules for the nation's 300,000-mile network of natural gas transmission pipelines in ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making whales perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After years of pressure, SeaWorld made a surprise announcement on Thursday: It no longer breeds killer whales in captivity and will soon ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Maryland Senate approves state song changes, cuts ‘Northern scum’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to "Northern scum" and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Buddhist monk pleads guilty to embezzling temple to gamble

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Buddhist monk pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Louisiana temple to feed a ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


If you’re considering bariatric surgery . . .

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Finances and fear deter many morbidly obese patients from having stomach-reducing bariatric surgery, but it's steadily becoming more common.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


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