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School bus crash kills 2, seriously injures 3

HOUSTON (AP) - A school bus plunged off a highway overpass in Houston after being hit by a car driven by a teacher Tuesday, killing two students and seriously injuring three other people, police and school officials said.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Arrest for cursing on ticket is rights violation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A village named Liberty must stand trial for arresting a man who wrote curse words on a speeding ticket and a prosecutor is liable for violating his First Amendment rights, a judge has decided.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Man who killed firefighter was mad over traffic delay

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A motorist accused of deliberately and fatally hitting a firefighter with his car told police he was angry with the firefighters collecting money for charity and slowing traffic, court records show.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that she would no longer block her deputies from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Mississippi seeks suspect in slayings 300 miles apart

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A college instructor suspected in the fatal shootings of a woman he lived with on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and a professor at Delta State University 300 miles away was still at large late Monday, but at some point was in contact with police and told them he's "not going to jail," authorities said.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Charges in hazing death of NYC student

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury has recommended charges against dozens of fraternity members in the death of a New York City college freshman during a hazing ritual in northeastern Pennsylvania, police said Monday.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Mom of boy found dead in swing indictement

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, authorities announced Monday.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake in NW Nevada

REBO (AP) - Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon and California borders.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Latest driving hazard: Corn stalks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


3 arrested in copycat case of freeway shootings

PHOENIX (AP) - Three teenagers were arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but the incidents were not related to a recent string of Phoenix-area freeway shootings, authorities said.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Utah twins pregnant again with their 2nd set of twins

LINDON, Utah (AP) - Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall know a thing or two about twins.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Tricycle injuries send thousands of tykes to hospital ERs each year

CHICAGO (AP) - Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. Here are three things to know about tricycle risks:

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


3 brothers, shooter killed in murder-suicide over music

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - Three brothers were shot to death by a man who then killed himself in a rural area of Louisiana outside Baton Rouge early Sunday, authorities said.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Midwest meth-making down, but Mexican imports fill void

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the years, but it remains as popular as ever with users due to an influx of cheap Mexican imports, according to experts.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Clerk divides religious liberty advocates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has become a hero to many conservative Christians who see her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage as a litmus test for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump election increase Canada’s college applicants

QUEBEC (AP) - For some college-bound students distressed by the election of Donald Trump, Canada is calling.

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Energy firms, banks led rally on S&P 500

NEW YORK (AP) - In 2016, the Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 9.5 percent and bounced back from a flat result the year before ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Coal mining has year of record low 9 deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The nation's coal mines are nearing a record low mark for on-the-job deaths for the third year in a row and ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Yiannopoulos book being published despite backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - In the face of heavy criticism, Simon & Schuster is moving forward with plans to publish a book by the conservative provocateur Milo ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


New wood tech may offer hope for timber

RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) - John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Trump includes prosperity preachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: ‘Nice’ letter from Putin

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America's nuclear capabilities, admonishing ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Rockettes’ attendance at inauguration is a choice

NEW YORK (AP) - The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next month, but not everyone is kicking up their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


More states consider working around the Electoral College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s NY state co-chair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump's state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he told ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Berlin attack suspect is slain in shootout

MILAN (AP) - A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Road-rage killing suspect: Car was too close

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock man who fired his gun into a car, striking and killing a 3-year-old boy, did so because he ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


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