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Romney accuses Gingrich of potential wrongdoing in his consulting work after departing Congress

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched a multipronged attack Monday on rival Newt Gingrich, accusing the former House speaker of engaging in "potentially wrongful activity" in his consulting work, while Gingrich dismissed Romney's criticism as desperate in the wake of a big loss in South Carolina.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Meth fills hospitals with burn patients using ‘shake-and-bake’ to make drugs

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment - a burden so costly that it's contributing to the closure of some burn units.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week over a year after being shot

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


GOP race turns to new terrain in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Now it's Florida's turn.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

• PURPORTED BONNIE AND CLYDE GUNS SELLS FOR $210K: KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) - Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have snatched $210,000 at an auction.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Evicted 101-year-old woman can’t go home

DETROIT (AP) - The federal government now says a 101-year-old Detroit woman it promised could move back into her foreclosed home four months ago can't return because the building's unsanitary and unsafe.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

AFTER PROTEST, CONGRESS PUTS OFF MOVIE PIRACY BILL: WASHINGTON (AP) - Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


Remorseful man admits he caused big Reno blaze

RENO, Nev. (AP) - An "extremely remorseful" elderly man admitted Friday that he accidentally started a brush fire that destroyed 29 homes near Reno when he improperly discarded fireplace ashes at his home south of town, authorities said.

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


THEN THERE WERE FOUR

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The race for the Republican presidential nomination took a turn toward the South Carolina surreal Thursday as Rick Perry dropped out, Newt Gingrich faced stunning allegations from an ex-wife and Mitt Romney struggled to maintain a shaky front-runner's standing.

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


Key moments from the SC GOP debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Some notable moments from Thursday's debate, the last such forum before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary:

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

PHOENIX TRANSIENT ACCUSED OF SKINNING, EATING CAT: PHOENIX (AP) - A transient has been arrested after police say he skinned and ate a cat while camping inside a Phoenix warehouse and music venue.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


CDC: Many teen moms didn't think they could become pregnant, basically clueless

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Sex poses fairly low risk to heart patients

CHICAGO (AP) - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


10,000 flee as brush fire fanned by 82 mph winds burns toward Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Wind gusts of up to 82 mph pushed a fast-moving brush fire south of Reno out of control Thursday as it burned several homes, threatened dozens more and forced about 10,000 people to evacuate their neighborhoods.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Washington Monument gets $7.5M million quake repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite a billionaire history buff's pledge of $7.5 million to speed up repairs on the Washington Monument, officials say the complex work could last until August 2013 - two years after the landmark was damaged by an earthquake.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


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Man fatally struck by arrow in south state

LANCASTER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times

CHICAGO (AP) - Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Police chief in small Texas town killed

ELMENDORF, Texas (AP) - The police chief of a small Texas town was killed Saturday while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon's famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Caregiver stepped on tot, who died

NEW YORK (AP) - A child care worker charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that, he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Obama takes less vacation than predecessors

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sex charges for teacher of the year

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels for DUI

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher suspended after shooting lesson

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Reid makes off color joke at Asian event

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Parole denied yet again for Lennon’s killer

NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Man who at pot candy must stand trial

DENVER (AP) - A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Hacking warning for 1,000 retailers

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


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