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Horrific attack at Batman screening; 12 dead

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt that was part of one of the summer's most highly anticipated films.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


AMC won't allow costumes after Colorado shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Movie giant AMC Theatres says it won't be allowing people to wear costumes or face-covering masks into its theaters after a shooting in Colorado that killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Some of deadliest mass shootings around world

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July 20, 2012 | | Nation


Police: Pa. mom changed her kids' grades via hacking

NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman allegedly changed her children's grades after logging into a school computer system using passwords obtained when she worked for the district.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


Dad of Ohio cancer patient, 4, denies Disney trip courtesy of Make-A-Wish foundation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A 4-year-old girl who went through two years of cancer treatments isn't being allowed to go on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World because her father said she's in remission and the trips should go to children who are sicker than his daughter.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


NASA builds menu for planned Mars mission

HOUSTON (AP) - Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


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July 19, 2012 | | Nation


Court tells Disneyland to study Segway use for disabled theme park visitors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California appeals court told Disneyland it must consider allowing use of two-wheel Segways by disabled people.

July 19, 2012 | | Nation


Obama bracing to be outspent by Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama surprised the nation when he became the first presidential hopeful to raise more than $100 million in one month and later broke with tradition to bypass public money for his 2008 campaign. Now, he could raise eyebrows again: He could be outspent by his challenger.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


Doctors use eggs to reverse egg allergies in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - First peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoo, lottery tickets & smokes

BOSTON (AP) - Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


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CITY'S FISCAL EMERGENCY VOTE SPEEDS BANKRUPTCY: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - The city of San Bernardino has declared a fiscal emergency to avoid a lengthy mediation process and head straight to federal bankruptcy court.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


Zimmerman says he was not pursuing Trayvon

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - In his first lengthy interview, George Zimmerman said he wanted to apologize to Trayvon Martin's parents for their son's death and insisted he was not in pursuit on the rainy night that he fatally shot the teenager.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


Obama campaign sues over Ohio early voting law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against Ohio's top elections official in a dispute over the battleground state's law that restricts early, in-person voting during the three days before Election Day.

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


Republican ad takes softer approach on Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a campaign fast growing nasty, the Republican National Committee is trying a gentler approach. President Barack Obama tried to fix the economy, says an ad running in seven battleground states, then tells viewers: "It's OK to make a change."

July 18, 2012 | | Nation


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With pot legal, festival trying to go mainstream this month in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Organizers of Denver's annual April 20 marijuana festival on Wednesday announced that rapper B.o.B and singer Wyclef Jean will headline the event as they try to draw a big post-legalization crowd and shake the memory of last year's event, which was marred by a still-unsolved shooting.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


FDA OKs 1st hay fever allergy immunotherapy tablet to replace weekly doctor office shots

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to months of weekly doctor visits for uncomfortable allergy-desensitizing shots.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Fort Hood gunman kills 4, inures 14

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A gunman opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


High court loosens reins on big campaign donors by 5-4 vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Student fell to death after eating pot cookie

DENVER (AP) - A Wyoming college student visiting Denver on spring break jumped to his death after eating a marijuana cookie that his friend legally purchased in one of Colorado's recreational pot shops, authorities said Wednesday.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Newtown residents want gunman’s house torn down, turned into park

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some Newtown residents are calling for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home to be torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve, according to a new community survey.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Quest to ID remains brings mystery

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 29 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Dad who fired into air, killing girl, gets 6 years

CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati man pleaded guilty to the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter during a drunken fight with the girl's mother and was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Quest to ID remains brings mystery

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 29 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Three-fourths of US: Pot will be legal

DENVER (AP) - Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes following the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


GOP budget slashes spending, aid to poor

WASHINGTON (AP) - A budget plan stuffed with familiar proposals to cut across a wide swath of the federal budget breezed through the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, but its sharp cuts to health care coverage for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and popular domestic programs are a nonstarter with President Barack Obama.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Yahoo adds more online security

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


New Siri-like Windows Phone feature

SEATTLE (AP) - Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


NASA cuts ties with Russia over Ukraine except on space station

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After insisting that space relations wouldn't be altered by earthly politics, NASA on Wednesday said it was severing ties with Russia except for the International Space Station.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


Chile’s magnitude 8.2 shaker causes little damage pr deaths

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) - Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.2 earthquake with surprisingly little damage and death.

April 02, 2014 | | Nation


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