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College presidents defend importance of free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - As debates about race and other social issues flare on campuses, college presidents are increasingly intervening to draw a line when cultural sensitivity conflicts with freedom of speech.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


Utilities see potential in drones

BLENHEIM, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


HIGH SPEED RAIL

CARSON CITY. Nev. - A project to link Las Vegas and Southern California with a high-speed train got a boost this week when the newly formed Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority approved an exclusive relationship with long-suffering XpressWest.

November 22, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Nation


Gunmen attack hotel killing 20

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. At least 20 people, including one American, were killed along with two gunmen during the more than seven-hour siege, a Malian military commander said.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Trump rivals decry his call for registering US Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential rivals rushed Friday to condemn Donald Trump's support for a government database to track Muslims in the United States, drawing a sharp distinction with the Republican front-runner on a proposal also deemed unconstitutional by legal experts.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Obama visits Asian refugee center amid raging debate

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack Obama vowed Saturday that his country will be a welcoming place for millions fleeing violence around the world "as long as I'm president."

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Week after attacks, defiant Parisians honor the dead

PARIS (AP) - A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honored the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday, knowing that at least one suspect is still at large and fearing that other militants could be slipping through Europe's porous borders.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON (AP) - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Pregnant woman fatally stabbed; baby survives

NEW YORK (AP) - A 22-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed to death on Friday in a New York City apartment and investigators have a suspect into custody.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton wants tax credit to help with heath care

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending the coming weeks promoting a series of tax benefits that she says will help boost the take-home pay for middle class families.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Turlock latest E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle

NEW YORK (AP) - An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Zuckerberg to take 2 months paternity leave

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Friday he's planning on taking two months of paternity leave when his daughter is born.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Can ‘The Force Awakens’ Become biggest movie ever?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new "Star Wars" movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie's destined to be the biggest of all time?

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Home values point to sharp wealth divide

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist - basically, the crowd from "Cheers" - to live as neighbors.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


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Bill would make videotaping police a crime if too close

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police ...

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


$700 MILLION POWERBALL

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The record-breaking $700 million Powerball jackpot is the stuff of dreams, but it all boils down to math. From the huge ...

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to ...

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. But you might not need to worry quite as much ...

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics ...

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Feds launch criminal look at Chipotle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in December after ...

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency budget plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is planning to push you to fire up the computer rather than calling for tax help, but the agency's in-house ...

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


BACKGROUND CHECKS EXPAND

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Leader of armed group wants land transfer, then will go home

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Police say girl abused as mother worked as prostitute in next room

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama said Tuesday that a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while her mother worked as a prostitute in another ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


College begins effort to fire professor for Islam comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials of a Christian college in suburban Chicago on Tuesday said they have begun efforts to fire a professor who was placed on ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges considered in fatal dog-mauling of California boy

LINDA (AP) - Authorities were considering Tuesday whether to seek criminal charges against a woman whose pit bull dogs mauled to death her 9-year-old brother in ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Attorney general’s stepdaughter held over disputed taxi fare

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's stepdaughter was briefly detained at a police station after an argument with an Uber taxi ...

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


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