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Countries clash to claim real Santa

HELSINKI (AP) - Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the cachet that comes with claiming Santa's hometown.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Obamas share favorite holiday tunes

HONOLULU (AP) - Ever wonder what music gets President Barack Obama in the Christmas mood?

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Virtual reality is finally here

NEW YORK (AP) - With the launch of Samsung's Gear VR headset a few weeks ago, virtual reality for the masses is finally a thing. Now comes the next big challenge: Who, exactly, will care?

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


X-ray vision? New $300 Tech making it a reality

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Booze & cold deadly in Gallup

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Carl Smith found his son's body in a cold, open field, not far from the Route 66 saloon where the 24-year-old had gone to drink. He was wearing a pair of lace-up boots, jeans and a familiar gray jacket.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Trump denies using ‘vulgar’ language to mock Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected reports that he used vulgarity in describing Democrat Hillary Clinton's primary loss to now-President Barack Obama in 2008.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Man jailed after student threatened over “Star Wars” spoiler online

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Judge upholds ‘gun violence tax,’ dismisses NRA lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) - A judge upheld Seattle's so-called gun violence tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Columbia University: Massive landslide found in remote Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Scientists say they've discovered a massive landslide in an uninhabited area of eastern Alaska that's the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Son, upset about bedbugs, killed elderly mother

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors say a Minneapolis man admitted that he killed his 89-year-old mother because he was upset that a bedbug outbreak would get her kicked out of her home.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Woman dies after being forcibly removed from Florida hospital

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Did worker plant bomb under bosses’ bed?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A bomb in a crawl space sent the owners of a northwest Louisiana horse farm flying from their bed to the floor, but they walked away uninjured by the bomb, daggerlike splinters from their hardwood floor or shrapnel that hit the ceiling, one owner said Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


International students gripe about bad food at Ohio college

CLEVELAND (AP) - A ruckus over the cultural sensitivity of cafeteria food at Ohio's Oberlin College has led to heaping servings of both derision and sympathy.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect in Vegas crash said she was stressed living in car

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A homeless woman accused of slamming a car carrying her 3-year-old daughter into a crowd of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip told authorities she was stressed out after being chased by security guards from parking lots where she had been trying to sleep before the crash, according to a police report obtained Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Bear pulls Boy Scout leader in cave by foot; Scouts get help

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A Boy Scout leader was pulled into a cave by a bear in northern New Jersey but beat the animal away with a rock hammer while the three Scouts with him called for help, authorities said.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


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White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Pence: ‘Era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas fights to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Professor sues Wal- Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Roadside memorials a tricky matter for mourners, officials

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As roadside memorials become more common on roadways in the wake of fatal crashes, efforts to regulate these makeshift sites can ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack

CINCINNATI (AP) - At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Neil Gorsuch sworn in to restore conservative tilt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


County considers special tax for Trump’s Mar- a-Lago visits

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

CHICAGO (AP) - Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Oregon set to shield pot user data from US officials

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


States debate tuition break for students in US illegally

NEW YPRK (AP) - Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


NY makes tuition free — with catch

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says US stands ready to act alone on North Korea

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand ...

April 02, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists see expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S ...

April 02, 2017 | | Nation


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