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‘Blowing my mind’: Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation

Boy’s abuse escalated to handcuffing

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Jack Garcia was a challenging kid - smart, but stubborn and uncommunicative, especially in his early years, according to those who knew him.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation

Truck drivers search for parking amid rise in big rigs

MONROE, Ohio (AP) - The amount of semitrailers on the road has climbed in recent years, but the number of parking spots for drivers to stop and rest hasn't kept pace, leading to what truck drivers and industry leaders describe as a safety hazard that puts truckers on the road for too long.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to offer ID protection services

NEW YORK (AP) - Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be providing identity protection services to all eligible members across the U.S. by the start of the new year.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

DALLAS (AP) - The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation

New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation

Jail clerical error acknowledged in fatal church shooting gun buy

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about the location of a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase a gun he shouldn't have been able to buy two months before the attack, authorities said.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation

Son of Boston police captain charged in terror bomb plot

BOSTON (AP) - The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off of pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of students live online.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation

It’s showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Astronomer’s ashes nearing icy world he discovered: Pluto

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Whataburger takes stand against Texas’ new open carry gun law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

NY City disability pride parade draws thousands marking milestone

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City hosted its first parade Sunday supporting people with disabilities, with more than 3,000 participants heading up Broadway using wheelchairs, canes and guide dogs.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Manteca High grad returns as city’s newest podiatrist

The Manteca medical community has a new homegrown podiatrist - Dr. Jack A. Harvey, DPM.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation

Court agrees with light sentence for Beanie Babies creator

CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with a sentence of probation for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, rejecting arguments by federal prosecutors that he deserved prison time for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation

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Clinton blasts Russia

CLEVELAND (AP) - Setting the stage on Labor Day for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign, Donald Trump softened his stance on immigration while ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation

Activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation

Mexico’s Baja California battens down

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico's western Pacific coast with heavy rain Monday and took aim at Baja California's twin ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation

Obama makes trade deal top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite formidable opposition across the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is using his final months in office to fight for congressional approval of ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - State police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot ...

September 02, 2016 | | Nation

2 dead in plane crash at Sparks RV park near airport

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A small plane that crashed into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing both people on board, plunged nose-first close to occupied ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

To quell uproar, governor seeks ‘spiritual guidance’

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Apple with $15B tax bill

CUPERTINO (AP) - The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before sale to Apple

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Chipotle’s: Kids eat free on Sundays

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle's latest burrito giveaway is for children.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Woman sets herself on fire in Chicago congressman’s office

CHICAGO (AP) - Police say a woman walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' office on Chicago's West Side, drank out of a bottle of ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Christian woman in Alabama was forced to remove her headscarf for a driver's license photo after being told only Muslim ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

Trump going to Mexico City

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Donald Trump will make a surprise trip to Mexico today to meet with the country's president hours before delivering a ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

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