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Aide could face charge in Edwards sex tape case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor will decide whether an ex-aide to John Edwards will face contempt charges related to a court fight over a video purported to show the ex-presidential candidate having sex with his then-mistress.

June 08, 2012 | | Nation


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Sleepwalking used as defense in attempted robbery

June 07, 2012 | | Nation


Officials fret about creatures on tsunami dock that drifted across Pacific Ocean

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) - When the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.

June 07, 2012 | | Nation


Vet gave show errant photo by 'mistake'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An "America's Got Talent" contestant scrutinized for claims about being injured in Afghanistan made a mistake when he gave the show a photograph of another soldier and passed it off as himself, the man's fiancée said Thursday.

June 07, 2012 | | Nation


Suicides are surging among US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year - the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war.

June 07, 2012 | | Nation


House passes homeland security spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending that complies with a budget agreement last summer opposed by tea party conservatives.

June 07, 2012 | | Nation


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MILEY CYRUS, LIAM HEMSWORTH ARE ENGAGED: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It turns out "The Last Song" was only the beginning for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Teen guilty in texting-while-driving crash

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts teenager was sentenced Wednesday to spend a year in jail for a fatal traffic accident that happened while he was texting.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Lake Tahoe water level hits likely annual high

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The water level of Lake Tahoe hit what could be its high mark for the year after a dry winter and scant spring runoff.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Nation's unions lost big in the Wisconsin showdown over collective bargaining

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's definitive victory in Wisconsin's recall election is already reverberating in other state capitals. It exposed the shrunken political muscle of the unions that tried to oust him, underscoring their vulnerability to attacks from the right and inability to retaliate.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Penn State-heavy jury picked in sexual-abuse case trial of former football coach

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


New TV series awards bunker to winning survivalist on Spike network

NEW YORK (AP) - The Spike television network is airing a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family that believes the end of the world is near.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


New TV series awards bunker to winning survivalist on Spike network

NEW YORK (AP) - The Spike television network is airing a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family that believes the end of the world is near.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


Al-Qaida No. 2 dies in drone strike in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan has killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, officials from both countries confirmed Tuesday, the most significant victory so far in the controversial bombing campaign and the biggest setback to the terror network since the death of Osama bin Laden.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


First lady walks fine line on NYC drink proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn't anything she'd want to do at the federal level, but she offered some kind words Tuesday for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to do just that. She later issued a statement backing away from taking a stand on New York's controversial proposed ban.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


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Sheriff accused of ‘road rage’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he unnecessarily chased a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head in "a fit of road rage," a federal prosecutor said Monday.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


Wind more key & not greenhouse gases?

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


Bear suspected to have killed hiker

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) - A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


Prosecutor to drop all marijuana tickets

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's elected prosecutor said Monday he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

SHERIFF: IOWA MAN LOCKED 5 KIDS IN BEDROOM ALL DAY: IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


Police: Texas soldier beat daughter to death

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Fort Bliss soldier was charged with capital murder after he fatally beat his 2-year-old daughter with a belt because she soiled her diaper, according to West Texas police.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


MILITARIZING POLICE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

September 21, 2014 | | Nation


New iPhones score big in durability

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.

September 21, 2014 | | Nation


Feds: Islamic State group an online threat

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."

September 21, 2014 | | Nation


Checkpoints around White House may be coming

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday.

September 21, 2014 | | Nation


Governor orders help for dry wells

FRESNO (AP) - Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


Twitter parody plays differently in Peoria

CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


Texas backs off booze sales at gun shows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow alcohol to be sold at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


No crime in fetus found in freezer case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said Friday.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation


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