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Extremist kidnap 91 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Extremists have abducted 91 more people, including toddlers as young as 3, in weekend attacks on villages in Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, providing fresh evidence of the military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising and the government's inability to provide security.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Ukraine’s brass warns he could end cease-fire

MOSCOW (AP) - Ukraine's president warned Tuesday that he may terminate weeklong cease-fire early after rebels downed a military helicopter, while Russia urged the Kiev leadership to extend the truce and launch talks with the rebels.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Company test space balloon

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• THIEF STEALS, CRASHES MODEL A: PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Central Oregon authorities say a 79-year-old man took a 1930 Ford Model A coupe to church on Sunday to show it off. But when he left it so he could get a bite of lunch, sheriff's deputies say, it was stolen and crashed into the Crooked River south of Prineville. Photos show the mangled vehicle in the river, but no estimate of the damage was immediately available. Capt. Michael Boyd says 34-year-old Erik Blake Halpin, described as a transient, was accused of drunken driving and unauthorized use of a vehicle. KTVZ-TV ...

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Surge forces officials to take action

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

June 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man’s plea deal includes orders for a vasectomy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country's dark history of forced sterilization.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


U.S. justifies drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum released Monday.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


ODDITIES IN THE NEWS

• VAGINA SCULPTURE TRAPS U.S. STUDENT: BERLIN (AP) - An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.

June 23, 2014 | | Nation


Putin calls for compromise in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sgt. Bergdahl in outpatient care in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, has been shifted to outpatient care at a Texas military base, the U.S. Army said in a statement Sunday. Bergdahl, 28, had been receiving inpatient treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He is now receiving outpatient care on the base in San Antonio, according to the statement. The Army said his "reintegration process" is proceeding with exposure to more people and a gradual increase in social interaction.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


President Obama: Threat from Iraq militants could grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Friends mourn missing hiker

SEATTLE (AP) - Friends on Sunday mourned a well-known outdoors writer and photographer who had been missing for three days in Mount Rainier National Park before searchers said they recovered a body of a woman.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Think Like a Man’ tops ‘Jersey Boys’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal would give vets discount on name-brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


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Facebook test is next for giant Internet service drone

MENLO PARK . (AP) - Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant ...

July 30, 2015 | | Nation


Beaches remain open despite oil slick

GOLETA. (AP) - Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Quality behind average vehicle age reaching record 11.5 years

DETROIT (AP) - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are - on mobile devices.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Teens adrift near limit for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Rolling Stone sued over retracted rape story

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Alabama prisoner drops bid for abortion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Boy accused of strangling had past troubles

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior, including choking another child until the child ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Cop indicted on murder charge

CINCINNATI (AP) - A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on ...

July 29, 2015 | | Nation


Mormons may form own Scouting group

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly ...

July 28, 2015 | | Nation


Injured boy, 7, was monitored by remote camera

HARDWICK, Mass. (AP) - Newly released court documents say a 7-year-old Massachusetts boy hospitalized after allegedly being abused and isolated by his father had an alarm ...

July 28, 2015 | | Nation


Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried ...

July 28, 2015 | | Nation


300 years after shipwreck, family finds $1 million in sunken gold

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (AP) - The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida's Atlantic coast last month, Hillary ...

July 28, 2015 | | Nation


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