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UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend and two men she had been romantically involved with, as well as the owner of a rival tow truck company.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Security experts doubt North Korea hacked into Sony

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Fiery risk? Air shipments of batteries questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger planes are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the airliners.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

OAKLAND (AP) - Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

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85-year-old jewel thief arrested at upscale mall

ATLANTA (AP) - Ten years ago, when she was 75 years old, Doris Payne swore she was done with a lifetime of pilfering jewels across two ...

October 27, 2015 | | Nation

Speaker Boehner’s last deal: 2-year budget, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner is making one final appeal to restive Republicans: Pass a hard-won agreement with President Barack Obama to fund the government ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit seeks 3rd option besides male, female on USA passport

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

Ex-soldier convicted in thrill killing leaves prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho soldier has been released from prison four years after he admitted shooting an unarmed Afghan boy for sport and posing ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

Video shows school officer tossing student in SC classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

Suspect tattooed ‘mom’ on self after killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man who is accused of killing his mother by shooting her and attacking her with a bat ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

100-plus required tests thruh 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

UC asks public for input on rewrite of free speech policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California Board of Regents is going back to the drawing board Monday and getting public input after a proposed ...

October 26, 2015 | | Nation

New physician- in-chief picked for Kaiser CV

Sanjay Marwaha, MD, a head and neck surgeon, has been selected as the new physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente's Central Valley Area.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation

Man who taped in crashed car tried to bribe driver

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man charged with trespassing after opening the door of a crashed car to record cellphone video of the ...

October 25, 2015 | | Nation

Woman faces 2nd-degree murder charges in parade crash killing 4

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A woman faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming ...

October 25, 2015 | | Nation

Lasers may ease pain for ‘napalm girl’ in AP photograph

MIAMI (AP) - In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as ...

October 25, 2015 | | Nation

Afghanistan, Iraq conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) - Heroes forged in Afghanistan and Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in ...

October 25, 2015 | | Nation

Historic footage of parachuting beavers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

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