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Militants behead Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation

Police couple killed outside Paris, child is rescued

PARIS (AP) - A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a senior police officer to death Monday evening outside his home in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said. The attacker and a female companion of the police commander were later found dead after police commandos stormed the home and rescued the couple's three-year-old son.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation

D-Day flag from US boat sells for $514K at auction

DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was sold Sunday for $514,000 at auction in Texas.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

Memorial honors soldiers of ‘secret war’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol grounds honors soldiers of the "secret war" in Laos.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

Armstrong to join cyclists honoring 5 killed in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a "Finishing the Ride" event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they were hit by a pickup truck.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton, Trump adjust politicking following Florida mass shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton adjusted their presidential politicking Sunday, first offering prayers and support to the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. But they both infused their sympathy with statements that favor their presidential aspirations, and the presidential race rolled on.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

Union Pacific railroad fined over $7 million in 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Union Pacific penalties surpass those of every railroad nationwide for the past two years.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the city of cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, a soda tax that regulates people's behavior is a hard sell.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

FedEx on trial for drug trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two giants - the U.S. government and FedEx - are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that the shipping company knowingly delivered illegal prescription drugs such as Ambien from pill mills to dealers and addicts, some of whom died.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation

Texas prep valedictorian says meant no offense with viral tweet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend to cause offense.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation

Prosecutors: 13-year-old Detroit boy killed over picking up $70

DETROIT (AP) - Three people were charged Thursday in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten and choked and whose body was dumped in a vacant lot after he picked up about $70 that had been dropped outside of a convenience store.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation

No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by her toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along a Milwaukee freeway, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which investigated the case.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation

Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists’ deaths

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation

City says it won’t meet deadline on surf gang’s illegal fort

PALOS VERDES ESTATES (AP) - A Southern California city told the state Coastal Commission it won't meet a deadline to tear down an illegal beach structure used by territorial surfers accused of harassing anyone else who tries to ride the waves in a local bay.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation

Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her. It was all part of a carefully orchestrated pressure campaign aimed at easing Clinton rival Bernie Sanders toward the exit and turning fully to the fight against Republican Donald Trump.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation

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Flying drones out of direct sight

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - As thousands of commercial drones take to the skies under new Federal Aviation Administration rules, some small operators are pursuing a ...

September 18, 2016 | | Nation

VFW, troop support, shelter benefactors of 2016 event

The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis has selected their three main organizations that will receive funds from the 2016 Pumpkin Fair proceeds - Veteran of Foreign Wars Jimmie ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Officer killed man less than second after giving command

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California police officer gave a man less than a second to raise his hands before opening fire and killing him ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

2 Oakland officers formally charged in police sex scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two former Northern California officers were formally charged Friday with misdemeanors for their alleged involvement in a wide-ranging police sex scandal involving ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Driver struck and killed by metal nut

MENLO PARK . (AP) - An elderly driver was struck in the neck and killed by a large metal nut as he drove on a busy Northern ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Cal-Berkeley suspends course amid Jewish groups’ complaints

BERKELEY . (AP) - The University of California at Berkeley has suspended a course amid accusations it shared anti-Semitic viewpoints and was designed to indoctrinate students against ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Diverse America divided on flag, anthem, other symbols

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The oldest Latino civil rights group in the United States opens every meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, a tradition resulting from ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

A shrinking Army aims to keep citizen-soldiers combat ready

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - Before citizen-soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Georgia National Guard troops spent months ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Reversing course, Trump admits Obama was born in the USA

WASHINGTON (AP) - After five years as the chief promoter of a lie about Barack Obama's birthplace, Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Friday and acknowledged ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

13-year-old with BB gun killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A black boy. A white Ohio police officer. A pellet gun that looked like a real weapon. And a deadly shooting.

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Senate candidate assembles gun blindfolded in TV ad

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri assembles an AR-15 assault rifle - blindfolded - then dares the incumbent Republican to do the ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Back on the campaign trail, a reflective Hillary Clinton said Thursday her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Spokesman: Trump now believes President Obama was born in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign spokesman says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States, despite the ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Prosecutor explains suspended sentence for Iowa child sex assault

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A prosecutor in the case of an Iowa teen who was given a suspended 10-year prison sentence for molesting a 1-year-old girl ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

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