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Carson questions Obama’s blackness

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


John Dillinger’s relative faces theft charges

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A great-nephew of John Dillinger who for years has fought to protect and clear the infamous bank robber's name is being investigated for theft.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Toddler ejected from crash, mom fled the scene

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque woman is expected to face child abuse charges after she crashed on a busy freeway during rush hour and left behind two children, the youngest of whom was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press has learned.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Obama contends Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba slammed into a wall of Republican opposition on Tuesday, stopping cold Obama's hope for a bipartisan effort to "close a chapter" that began in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men in US will be diagnosed with HIV

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities find body of bride’s missing father from India

ISLETON (AP) - A body floating in a slough was identified as a man who was visiting from India and disappeared from his daughter's wedding reception more than a week earlier.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Backlash to transgender bathroom choices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In clashes over which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a 1970s sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities of their choice.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect picked up fares before, between killings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the random shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, and a prosecutor said the man admitted carrying out the attacks.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen accused of killing his 10-year-old sister

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her 15-year-old brother, stunned employees of a Florida sheriff's office who had tried to help the family in the past, an authority with the office said Monday.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Gun maker seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Newtown shooting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families' wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in the 2012 shooting.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Slender towers rise to dizzying heights on New York City skyline

NEW YORK (AP) - In New York City, there's no escaping the pressure to be taller and thinner - not even for the skyscrapers.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


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Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Police recommend charge against girl at rally

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Investigators said Thursday that they're recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Beyonce launches active wear line for women

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Moody's credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico's debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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