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Interior ends federal 'Blueway' program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation


Plan for firearm background check changes

HONOLULU (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation


Skimpy plans leave some ‘underinsured’

WASHINGTON (AP) - For working people making modest wages and struggling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama's health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unfulfilled.

January 03, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

'BREAKING BAD' WINNER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES: FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man who won a raffle to watch the series finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" with the cast has been charged with running a drug distribution operation.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Citizens come to aid of shot officer

PHOENIX (AP) - Police on Thursday commended the actions of citizens who offered help after an officer and another man were shot following the armed robbery of $18,000 from employees of a strip club.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Bid to reduce Saudi man's sentence denied

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado judge on Thursday denied a Saudi man's request to return to his home country to complete his prison term for sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Is shale oil more explosive?

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Some workers set to reach $100K pay in Boeing deal

SEATTLE (AP) - Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co., according to an Associated Press analysis of the deal.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Confusion, relief mark start of new reforms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Real world study shows texting, & dialing while driving raises crash risk

ATLANTA (AP) - A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


James Avery of ‘Fresh Prince’ television fame dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) - James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Marketing efforts target ‘young invincibles’

MIAMI (AP) - The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements. The president is even (gasp) asking their mothers to help convince them to sign up for insurance.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Legal recreational pot industry opens

DENVER (AP) - Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation's first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


HP confirms higher layoffs expected

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn't changed, a spokesman for her husband's office said Wednesday.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


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Oklahoma to require restroom signs in anti-abortion effort

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma plans to force hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post signs inside public restrooms directing pregnant women where to ...

December 13, 2016 | | Nation


Judge says electors must vote for state- wide winner

DENVER (AP) - A federal judge dealt a severe setback Monday to a longshot plan to deny Donald Trump the presidency through the Electoral College, refusing ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (AP) - Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (AP) - Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Trump selects Tillerson for State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, dismissing concerns about the businessman's close ties ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Tax case could change online shopping

DENVER (AP) - Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Dad who received video of lifeless son headed to trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man accused of not calling 911 when the mother of his toddler son sent him videos of the boy's lifeless body ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


GOP candidate for Virginia governor giving away AR-15

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A Republican candidate for Virginia governor is giving away an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as part of his campaign.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


On the ground! Police help man stage proposal to girlfriend

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Police in one Alabama city said they helped stage a man's arrest so that he could really just kneel down and ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Hawaii’s last sugar mill closing

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The only remaining sugar mill in Hawaii is ending its final harvest.

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Man freed 2 years after wife’s false accusation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been freed from a Tennessee prison more than two years after his wife lied about him threatening ...

December 12, 2016 | | Nation


Fearing Trump crackdown, ‘dreamers’ advised to end travel

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Report: VA hospital left body in shower room for 9 hours

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) - Staff at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida left the body of a veteran in a shower for nine hours after the ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Case challenges the use of cellphone tower evidence

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is adding to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


Police expect Trump to lift surplus military gear limits

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once ...

December 11, 2016 | | Nation


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