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Autistic boy severely beaten in cafeteria

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sixth-grader with Asperger's syndrome has suffered complications from a severe beating he took in the lunchroom from another student, his parents say.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Chicago mayor forced into April runoff election

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday's municipal election, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff because it forces him into a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Alaska 3rd state with legal pot

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Man accused of luring girl with snacks, killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson and strangled her, court records say.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Marine who vanished gets 2 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Driver of stolen car runs into ambulance on highway, dies

MAGNOLIA, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a stolen car has crashed into an ambulance on a New Jersey highway and has been killed.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Single mom wins part of $564M jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A single mother of four from a small North Carolina town came forward Monday as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


ARREST MADE IN DOG MAULING THAT CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN: LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman was arrested Monday after police say her four mixed breed pit bulls attacked a 65-year-old Las Vegas woman last week, leaving her critically wounded and in danger of losing her arm and eye.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation

Battle over Tahoe bears gets ugly

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Lake Tahoe woman is suing a longtime bear protection group after she says she got death threats for reporting an aggressive black bear to Nevada authorities, who then killed the animal.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation

Did grandma run 9-year-old to death?

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the "drill sergeant from hell," a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run until the girl collapsed and died, all as punishment for lying about candy.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation

Social media slaying trial starts

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - With a ski mask, a fake Facebook profile and a plan, police say Kyle Dube thought he could make himself a hero.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation

Not guilty plea in drowning dog case

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California man has pleaded not guilty to drowning his ex-girlfriend's dog in the American River.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation

Tentative contract in port tiff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.

February 20, 2015 | | 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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