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US births up after years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

Head Start may expand to full day

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama's health secretary announced proposed regulations Tuesday for Head Start that would expand the 50-year-old early-learning program to a full school day and a full school year to better prepare children for kindergarten.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

South Bend mayor comes out as gay

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came out as gay Tuesday, declaring in a lengthy and personal newspaper editorial that it took him years to accept that his sexuality is just "part of who I am."

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

Crews battling wildfires on high alert

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two wildfires burning north and south of Anchorage stretched Alaska firefighting resources Tuesday as crews scrambled to protect rural homes and cabins.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

DA: Cadet traded videos showing boys forced into sex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A cadet in his last year at West Point collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white woman posing as black - a dizzyingly swift fall for an activist credited with injecting remarkable new energy into the civil rights organization.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Sikh college student wins battle with US Army over hair, turban

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Armed civilian shot near gate at Arkansas Air Force base

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Guards shot and critically wounded a civilian outside a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas on Monday after the man drove his SUV over a curb near the main gate, crashed through a sign and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws."

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

ER returns: Lack of follow-up care

WASHINGTON (AP) - No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Sniper kills Dallas police HQ shooter

DALLAS (AP) - The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as "soft targets," according to accounts from police and family members.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Texas looks to aquifers to prepare for next drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Iowa residents have right to be drunk on front porch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home was endorsed Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, which said a woman can't be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation

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Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

ATLANTA (AP) - The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver own packages

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Citing fraud, LL Bean puts limits on its return policy

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Desert in bloom? Wildflowers could sprout along storm’s path

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Outdoor enthusiasts looking for wildflowers in the Mojave Desert this year are likely to encounter the blossoms only along the path of ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Hawaii police officers accused of making man touch urinal

HONOLULU (AP) - The FBI is investigating four Honolulu police officers who are accused of forcing a man to place his mouth on a urinal inside ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Amtrak crash in leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Strong health sign-ups under Obamacare encourage Democrats

DENVER (AP) - Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Kochs to spend $20M to promote tax overhaul

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Sessions survives turbulent year as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Safe injection site plans spark questions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

As pot stockpiles are depleted fear grows black market will boom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

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