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Woman wears colander for driver’s license ID photograph

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation

Governor activates National Guard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation

Senior’s arrest leads to $15M in pot money

BOSTON (AP) - When police in Junction City, Kansas, stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation

Flap over tour-guide licensing

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Should tour guides in Washington have to prove they know James Madison from James Monroe? Should those in New Orleans take tests on the difference between Creole and Cajun?

November 17, 2014 | | Nation

Harvard sued over admission policies

BOSTON (AP) - Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation

Police: Math teacher pulled knife of student during pop quiz

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico middle school teacher is facing charges that allege he threatened a student with a knife for talking during a pop quiz, police said Monday.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


HUNTER SHOOTS AT DEAD DEER ON CART, HITS OTHER MAN: EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a man who had shot a deer in the Hudson Valley woods was hauling it away on a cart when he was wounded by second hunter firing at the dead animal.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation

Man who died endured treatment delays

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms - a delay that doctors said probably made it impossible for anyone to save his life.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


BEIRUT (AP) - The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized while delivering relief supplies in Syria last year.

November 16, 2014 | | Nation

Washington’s first pot auction brings in $600K

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's first marijuana auction brought in about $600,000.

November 16, 2014 | | Nation

20th hijacker’ seeks role in civil cases

NEW YORK (AP) - The man who became known as the "20th hijacker" from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism.

November 16, 2014 | | Nation

172 people on cruise ill with norovirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 172 people on a cruise ship arriving in California on Sunday have fallen ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip.

November 16, 2014 | | Nation

Song to dying infant captures heart of many via Internet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With his infant son clinging to life, Chris Picco picked up a guitar and sang softly to the boy, urging him to "mend those broken wings and learn to fly."

November 14, 2014 | | Nation

Surgeon with Ebola coming to US

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.

November 14, 2014 | | Nation

Improper disability claims cost $2B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A small group of Social Security judges have improperly approved disability claims for nearly 25,000 people who didn't qualify, costing taxpayers $2 billion over the past seven years, government investigators conclude in a report being released Monday.

November 14, 2014 | | Nation

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Obama quashes Keystone XL pipeline project

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

Scottish man charged in alleged Twitter stock fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted a Scottish man on Thursday for securities fraud after prosecutors say he manipulated stock ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Regulators: Still heavy risk in big bank loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they're still seeing a heavy dose of risk in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, despite ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US

PALO ALTO (AP) - Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Adidas offers to help eliminate schools’ Native American mascots

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Adidas is offering to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

9-year-old boy ‘lured’ into alley & shot

CHICAGO (AP) - A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was "lured" from a park into an alley and executed because of his ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Apache leader apologizes for wearing Bob Marley costume

SAN CARLOS, Ariz. (AP) - The leader of an Apache tribe in Arizona has apologized for dressing up as Bob Marley for Halloween and painting his ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Teen discovers real identity when applying to college

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - An Ohio teenager applying to college discovered some startling things about himself because of a discrepancy involving his Social Security number ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Illinois mom who watched her 3 kids drown fights for new family

CHICAGO (AP) - In horrifying detail, prosecutors described how three children, trapped in the back seat of their mother's car, screamed for help before they ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YOPRK (AP) - Are you happy? Very happy? If you're in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you're less ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Feds worry that low-income people may not get hepatitis cure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting the consequences of high-priced drugs, the Obama administration Thursday pointedly reminded states that they cannot legally restrict access by low-income people to ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Gilead’s new four-in-one HIV pill, Genvoya, wins US approval

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a new four-in-one combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Pregnant women gain too much weight

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation


FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - For weeks, investigators said they were searching for the killers of a small-town police officer known as "G.I. Joe." Thousands ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Bomb may have downed Russian jet

LONDON (AP) - British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

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