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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Scientists monitoring advancing Hawaii lava are taking big risks

HONOLULU (AP) - Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated Big Island district.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Teen charged with sex assault on team bus trip

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated

CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pot industry battling stoner stereotypes

DENVER (AP) - Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’

CHICAGO (AP) - Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Experts want restrictions on testosterone use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

DALLAS (AP) - Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Body found is missing Texas toddler; father says she choked

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing toddler whose body was found in a culvert under a road in suburban Dallas now says the girl ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Federal court clears way for immigrant teen to get abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for a 17-year-old immigrant held in custody in Texas to obtain an abortion.

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Teens charged with murder in highway rock throw incident

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Five teenagers accused of throwing rocks from a Michigan highway overpass were charged with second-degree murder Monday in the death of a ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints

PHOENIX (AP) - Airliners began flying over Twila Lake's bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Battery suspect can attend pregnant victim’s delivery

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge says a man charged with punching his pregnant fiancée in the abdomen must stay away from her ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Father of missing girl charged with first-degree felony

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators' questions about his daughter ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


US tells court: Block records bid in young immigrants’ cases

NEW YORK (AP) - The Department of Justice told a court on Monday that it shouldn't have to turn over records related to President Donald ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Armed man arrested after stopping train

OXFORD, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say an armed 25-year-old Missouri man managed to get into an Amtrak locomotive and pull the train's emergency brake in ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump awards Medal of Honor to medic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Target says customers want it to pause ‘Christmas creep’

NEW YORK (AP) - Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Older vehicles to be charged more for polluting

LONDON (AP) - Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon says it got 238 entries for 2nd headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio State sued over refusal to let white nationalist speak at campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer sued Ohio State University in federal court on Sunday after ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices due to encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


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