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Most dangerous temps in decades

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite.

January 06, 2014 | | Nation

Brrrrr! Baby, its cold outside

CHICAGO (AP) - Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous Sunday from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop: a dangerous cold that could break records.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Law leaves volunteer firefighting in limbo

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer firefighting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Cruz hopes to ‘soon’ renounce Canadian citizenship

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has yet to renounce his birth country's citizenship as promised - but a spokeswoman said Saturday the tea party darling plans to have that finished soon.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Program keeps invasive species out

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - A mandatory boat inspection program continues to pay dividends for Lake Tahoe, a conservation agency said, as 36 boats harboring invasive plants, mussels and snails were prevented from entering the lake in 2013.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

2 survive small-plane crash off California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The pilot of a small airplane that experienced engine failure and went down Saturday off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island said it never occurred to him that he wouldn't survive the crash.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Steven Seagal says he may run for Ariz. governor

PHOENIX (AP) - Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Sex offender seeks admission to Kentucky bar

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Guy Padraic Hamilton-Smith graduated in the top third of his law school class at the University of Kentucky, but the state Supreme Court blocked him from taking the bar exam because he is a registered sex offender.

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Here comes wearable tech wave

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Will 2014 be remembered as the year wearable computing took off?

January 05, 2014 | | Nation

Florida to pass NY State’s population

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation

Soldier snuffs fire at crowded Seattle club

SEATTLE (AP) - The quick thinking of a U.S. Army staff sergeant likely helped prevent a fire inside a Seattle night club from becoming a tragedy during New Year's Eve celebrations.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation

‘Polar vortex' to blast frigid air over much of US

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The weather warnings are dire: Life threatening wind chills. Historic cold outbreak.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation

Pregnant, brain-dead woman on life support

DALLAS (AP) - Marlise Munoz lies in a North Texas hospital, 19 weeks pregnant but with no chance of seeing her child born.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation

News from around the nation

NC POLITICIAN WRITES RESIGNATION LETTER IN KLINGON: INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) - Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation

Interior ends federal 'Blueway' program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation

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Person-centered health care

CHICAGO (AP) - Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Church issues rules for gay members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

Sad to see priests, bishops ‘attached to money’

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Friday decried how bishops and other clergy exploit their roles to advance their careers and to increase wealth, in ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

You can try out a tiny house

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) - Hilary and Shane Lentz were hooked on the idea of a tiny house, but they weren't sure the reality would ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

UAW reaches deal with Ford

DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford on Friday, the same day that General Motors workers voted in ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

Obama quashes Keystone XL pipeline project

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

Scottish man charged in alleged Twitter stock fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted a Scottish man on Thursday for securities fraud after prosecutors say he manipulated stock ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Regulators: Still heavy risk in big bank loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they're still seeing a heavy dose of risk in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, despite ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US

PALO ALTO (AP) - Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Adidas offers to help eliminate schools’ Native American mascots

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Adidas is offering to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

9-year-old boy ‘lured’ into alley & shot

CHICAGO (AP) - A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was "lured" from a park into an alley and executed because of his ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Apache leader apologizes for wearing Bob Marley costume

SAN CARLOS, Ariz. (AP) - The leader of an Apache tribe in Arizona has apologized for dressing up as Bob Marley for Halloween and painting his ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Teen discovers real identity when applying to college

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - An Ohio teenager applying to college discovered some startling things about himself because of a discrepancy involving his Social Security number ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Illinois mom who watched her 3 kids drown fights for new family

CHICAGO (AP) - In horrifying detail, prosecutors described how three children, trapped in the back seat of their mother's car, screamed for help before they ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YOPRK (AP) - Are you happy? Very happy? If you're in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you're less ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

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