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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


‘Game of Thrones’ puts No. Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version - on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


65% of senior VA execs got bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Murder charge still pending against woman at 102 in death of roommate

BOSTON (AP) - Nearly five years after a woman was charged with killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home, a second-degree murder charge is still pending against her at the age of 102.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


$40M settlement reached in Central Park rape case

NEW YORK (AP) - With New York awash in murder and drugs, the 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger by what was said to be a gang of "wilding" teens was seen as evidence of a city sliding into lawlessness. A quarter-century later, it stands instead as a $40 million symbol of failure by the justice system.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Great white shark numbers surging

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline - bad news if you're a seal, but something experts say shouldn't instill fear in beachgoers this summer.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


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T-Mobile: Unlimited plans will be only option

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile said unlimited plans will be the only option for new customers even though they are more expensive than some of its ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


New UN chief urges world: ‘Put Peace First’ in 2017

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Oil pipeline protesters unfurl banner at game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters trying to stymie the Dakota Access oil pipeline sneaked up on a truss connected to the roof and rappelled down to unfurl ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Trump still isn’t sold on Russian hacking link

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Refugees find safe haven in Scouts

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Boy Scouts Jean Tuyishime and Moise Tuyikunde sit around a crackling campfire under a canopy of stars in Colorado's Rocky Mountains ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Long gas lines, price hike mar holidays in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The holiday season has been a little less merry for car owners in Mexico as gasoline shortages in many parts of the ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


Obama ups White House tech; Trump sees risks

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House's ...

January 01, 2017 | | Nation


List: Ban ‘echo chamber,’ ‘post- truth,’ ‘bigly’ and ‘dadbod’

DETROIT (AP) - You, sir, (or ma'am): Focus, if you will, on a historic, on fleek listicle containing words nominated for bigly banishment. But don ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Children scream ‘just stop’ in 911 call from lawmaker’s residence

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Children can be heard screaming "just stop daddy" on a 911 call made from the home of a South Carolina legislator ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Mexican man charged with rape had 10 deportations

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Obama’s last month: ‘Obamacare’ defense

HONOLULU (AP) - Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Court reinstates Kennedy cousin’s murder conviction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel faces a possible return to prison after the state Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his murder conviction in ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Tyler Perry: Flap over all- white cast is reveres racism

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 compounds

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) - Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Trump

HONOLULU (AP) - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


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