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Backcountry skier survives in Utah gully

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation

6 year old suspended for kissing a girl

DENVER (AP) - The suspension of a 6-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation

Bipartisan fix for Medicare doctors' pay

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession's confidence in the nation's premier health program.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation

eBay sale of Palin mayoral SUV causes stir

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The sale on eBay of a city-owned vehicle used by Sarah Palin when she was mayor of Wasilla is causing a stir in small-town politics: One official says the current mayor is trying to fatten city coffers off Palin's fame, and the mayor says "guilty as charged."

December 10, 2013 | | Nation

Judge overturns man's rape conviction

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who spent 30 years in prison for a rape he says he falsely confessed to after being tortured by police.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation

DiGiorno, supplier drop dairy farm over animal abuse

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation

Race against clock, cold in search for Nevadans

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rescue teams were working against the clock and the bitter cold Monday to find a couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

30 years for man who let others have sex with son

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Australian man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities say he and his partner allowed at least eight others to have sex with their young adopted son for money.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

Woman killed at Vallejo concert

VALLEJO (AP) - Police say a woman who was fatally shot during a rap concert in the San Francisco Bay Area appears to have gotten caught in the crossfire and not to have been the intended target.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

Many lung cancer tumors prove harmless

CHICAGO (AP) - Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

Passenger awakes to find himself locked in plane

HOUSTON (AP) - As the captain of an oil platform supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Wagner is no stranger to bumps and other movement while he sleeps. So when he nodded off on a flight from Louisiana to Houston, it was no surprise that the landing bounce didn't wake him.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

News from around the nation

COACH ACCUSED OF TATTOOING MINOR: COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota high school gymnastics coach has been accused of tattooing a teenage girl without her parents' permission.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

Congress renews undetectable gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions - the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

High-powered traveling companions

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - As Air Force One made its way from Washington to Johannesburg Monday, a president, a former president and a possible future president were all traveling aboard.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation

No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation

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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

Study: Are we shifting to fewer, weaker Atlantic Ocean hurricanes?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Air Force wants owners to give up bombing range location

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property now surrounded by a vast bombing ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

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