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Salt Lake City elects its first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT community.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


Foreign students in US up 10%

BOSTON (AP) - The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 years, according to new federal data. Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grew by only 5 percent, falling short of expectations.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Oregon man’s rampage Leaves dad, 2 pedestrians dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man attacked his parents before torching the home they all shared, stealing their SUV and intentionally running down pedestrians in a rampage that left three people dead, authorities said.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


NJ mall frees up Santa’s lap: No more $35 to $50 fee

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Santa Claus is free again.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire - any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Pot use in pregnancy may pose risks, warnings needed

CHICAGO (AP) - Warning: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding poses potential harms.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Mainer who shot intruder sues his landlord to keep gun for protection

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A disabled former lobsterman who shot an intruder after buying a gun to defend himself sued his landlord Monday over a policy that prohibits him from keeping a gun in his subsidized apartment.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Viral review triggers run on Wal-Mart pies

NEW YORK (AP) - Two million pounds of sweet potatoes. That's what it's going to take to get Patti LaBelle's suddenly famous sweet potato pie back onto shelves at Wal-Mart.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton goes after Sanders on taxes

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Sunday that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and "scrap" President Barack Obama's health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Hog manure fuels natural gas project

ALBANY, Mo. (AP) - One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


3 student leaders called on to resign

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Student leader: School has racism, unity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri - a school now known for one student's hunger strike and other protests against the administration's handling of racial bias and hostility on campus - he promised to "ignite Mizzou."

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Donations drop after gay leader decision

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down - possibly a side effect of tension between the Scouts and the Mormon church over this summer's decision to allow gay Scout leaders.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


France bombs Islamic State HQ

PARIS (AP) - France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped thru police dragnet

PARIS (AP) - Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international manhunt, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


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Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea missiles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Fresno State professor won’t teach after anti-Trump tweet

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will not be returning to ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


Day care workers indicted in toddlers’ hot-car death, injury

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A mother and daughter who are day care workers have been indicted on felony charges stemming from the death of a ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


Cell service could be spotty for some rural eclipse-watchers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


115-year-old tortoise returned to its owners

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 115-year-old desert tortoise that disappeared from its garden at a New Mexico senior living community was returned.

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


US bombers fly over South Korea following North’s 2nd ICBM test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


White House to Senate: Pass health bill now or else

PHOENIX (AP) - A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


Child advocates urge back-seat alarms as 2 die in Arizona heat

PHOENIX (AP) - A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


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