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FBI redefines rape; adds men as victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday expanded the FBI's more than eight-decade-old definition of rape to count men as victims for the first time and to drop the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum shrugs off report of Iowa vote count errors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum shrugged off reports late Thursday that the vote count from Iowa's caucuses might be wrong, saying the errors appear not to change the fact that he and Mitt Romney were nearly tied.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Brute force saves Ore. man when rescuers lift car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A crew of firefighters in Portland, Ore., used brute strength to lift up a 3,200-pound car and free a man pinned under it.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Rivals go hard after Mitt Romney, who goes after President Obama

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


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RENO MAN DEPORTED 3 TIMES BEFORE SENT TO PRISON: RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man with ties to a gang that originated in El Salvador and has been deported three times for illegal entry to the United States has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for a fight that left a man paralyzed.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


In many parts of nation, it's a winterless wonderland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The big snowstorms of autumn are just memories in New England, where people who make their living off winter tourism are losing income and New Hampshire primary candidates lack picturesque winterscapes for photo ops. Tourists in the West play golf instead of skiing. In Midwestern hockey country, you can barely slog a puck through the slush.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Soldier at Paul rally could face legal trouble

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate could face legal troubles, the military said Thursday.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Officials investigate case of deported teen

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Jan. 4 birthday runs in the family in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Jan. 4 birthdays have been running in one Ohio family for four generations.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Okla. mom won’t face charges for shooting & killing intruder

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) - Authorities don't plan to file charges against an Oklahoma woman who fatally shot a New Year's Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone, but the intruder's alleged accomplice has been charged in the death.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Robber wields knife, robbery yields sack lunch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The robber who approached Lexington man fueling his car was intent on getting something for his efforts. Turned out it was a sack lunch.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Lawsuit: Illinois cop issues ticket, asks woman for date

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer used a $132 speeding ticket he issued to track down a woman and ask her for a date, saying the least he could do for costing her so much money was to buy her dinner, a lawsuit filed by the woman alleges.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Docs: NM lawyer broke into client’s husband’s home

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico divorce lawyer is facing charges after authorities said he broke into his client's estranged husband's house.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

CAT SURVIVES 2 EUTHANASIA ATTEMPTS AT UTAH SHELTER: WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - A stray cat that survived two trips to a Utah animal shelter's gas chamber now has a new home.

January 03, 2012 | | Nation


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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Record mogul accused of sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama’s Roy Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year at Macy’s

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


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