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Study: Are we shifting to fewer, weaker Atlantic Ocean hurricanes?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation


Air Force wants owners to give up bombing range location

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property now surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51: Take a $5.2 million "last best offer" by Thursday for their property, or the government will seize it.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation


Drone crashes at Kentucky’s stadium

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - University of Kentucky officials continue to investigate the crash of a student's drone into a section of Commonwealth Stadium before Saturday night's football game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Brother offers $3500 for trumpet stolen during jazzman’s funeral

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man is offering $3,500 for return of the silver trumpet stolen during the funeral for his brother, a rising 28-year-old jazzman called "Trumpet Black."

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Parts of toddler’s dismembered body found in Chicago park

CHICAGO (AP) - Detectives investigating a lagoon at a Chicago urban park where a toddler's dismembered feet and hand were discovered waded through cattail reeds and waist-high water Sunday, hoping to find more clues about the young victim's identity.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Police vehicles’ ‘In God We Trust’ decals draw complaints

DALLAS (AP) - A police department in a Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers, drawing criticism from a watchdog group that says the decals amount to an illegal government endorsement of religion.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Obituary: She died ‘of a heroin overdose’

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Confronted with the sudden death of their 18-year-old daughter, Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake made a defiant decision: they would not worry about any finger-pointing, whispers or family stigma.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Bears breaking bad growing problem

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. (AP) - Are some bears just born to be bad? Or do they learn from other bears that raid garbage cans, break into cars and homes and eventually have to be killed because they've lost their fear of humans?

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Shark bites top of kayaker’s foot in the waters near Malibu

MALIBU (AP) - Authorities said a kayaker was bitten by a shark in the waters west of Malibu and was taken to the hospital with cuts to the top of his foot.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Officials work to stop thefts of native artifacts

LAKEPORT (AP) - The four-year drought that has ravaged California and the wildfires charring through the state's dry forests have exposed prehistoric Native American sites as water levels drop and thick brush and poison oak are burned away.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.

September 04, 2015 | | Nation


Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Cop fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) - An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


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Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) - A hot air balloon made contact with high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


States’ flag-burning laws unconstitutional

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Alphabet’s quarter earns soar despite rising ‘moonshot’ losses

MOUJNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may ...

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Oracle buying ‘cloud’ business software provider NetSuite

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to ...

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle plans to open new burger restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle, still struggling to win back customers after a series of food scares, plans to open its first burger restaurant this year.

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon’s already large distribution empire keeps expanding more

SEATTLE (AP) - Online shoppers want their packages - now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Obama boosts Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a ...

July 27, 2016 | | Nation


For would-be Reagan assassin, freedom nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the past decade, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan has quietly spent a growing number of his days living with his ...

July 27, 2016 | | Nation


Officer says she wasn’t aware Confederate flag offends some

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia police officer fired for flying the Confederate battle flag at her suburban Atlanta home says she had no idea the ...

July 27, 2016 | | Nation


Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2013 fatal shooting of ...

July 27, 2016 | | Nation


US board declines to release ‘20th hijacker’ from Guantanamo

MIAMI (AP) - A board reviewing the status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has decided against releasing a Saudi who U.S. authorities believe narrowly avoided ...

July 27, 2016 | | Nation


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