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Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

NEW YORK (AP) - With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Chief justice defends court's impartiality

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts said Saturday that he has "complete confidence" in his colleagues' ability to step away from cases where their personal interests are at stake, and noted that judges should not be swayed by "partisan demands."

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US

ATLANTA (AP) - It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


States change how they recruit foster parents

MIAMI (AP) - For decades, it was common for officials around the country to approve foster parents by room and board criteria: Did they pass a background check? Is their home clean? Are their dogs safe and vaccinated?

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

DENVER (AP) - A man has acknowledged planting a homemade bomb at a Colorado shopping mall on the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

2 FACE INDECENCY CHARGES AFTER NUDE MCDONALD'S RUN: GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - Two people who pulled up at a McDonald's drive-thru in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Mystery trust beats the clock for jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Lottery officials had more questions than answers Friday as they tried to unravel the stunning mystery behind a year-old winning ticket turned in less than two hours before Thursday's deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Shot Marine used fingers to plug bullet holes

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Marine officer said Friday he reacted as he was trained to do by chasing two men who stole a gold necklace he thought they were buying, and then using his fingers to plug bullet holes in his body when one of them opened fire.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul in Iowa campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet to run.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


In a first, gas, other fuels are top export

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is - wait for it - fuel.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Business nation briefs

COMMERCE CORNER

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Review: Scrutinizing your presence on Facebook

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December 30, 2011 | | Nation


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Union Pacific’s 3Q profit up 6% despite challenges

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific delivered a 6 percent improvement in third-quarter profit even though it hauled 1 percent less freight and dealt with disruptions ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon shares soar as earnings beat expectations

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


2 teens arrested in high school plot

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Two Georgia teenagers who made threats against a high school have been arrested in a plot authorities described Thursday as similar to ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says Clinton funding for Russia info ‘a disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans latched onto revelations tying Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to a dossier of allegations about his ties ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Just in time for Thanksgiving: Traceable turkeys

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU: Teen at center of case has abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration's objections had the procedure Wednesday after a ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Fats Domino stirred New Orleans flavor into rock ‘n’ roll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In appearance, Fats Domino wasn't a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Premiums rising 34% percent for most popular Obamacare health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


UPS will raise some rates by 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates on U.S. ground and air shipments and international services by an average of 4.9 percent ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't want Amazon boxes sitting on the porch? The company hopes you'll let a stranger inside to drop them off.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton camp helped fund Trump-Russia dossier research

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


GOP senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pair of senators from President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blistered him with criticism Tuesday in a dramatic day of denunciation ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Body found is missing Texas toddler; father says she choked

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing toddler whose body was found in a culvert under a road in suburban Dallas now says the girl ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


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