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US births up after years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation


Head Start may expand to full day

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama's health secretary announced proposed regulations Tuesday for Head Start that would expand the 50-year-old early-learning program to a full school day and a full school year to better prepare children for kindergarten.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation


South Bend mayor comes out as gay

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came out as gay Tuesday, declaring in a lengthy and personal newspaper editorial that it took him years to accept that his sexuality is just "part of who I am."

June 16, 2015 | | Nation


Crews battling wildfires on high alert

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two wildfires burning north and south of Anchorage stretched Alaska firefighting resources Tuesday as crews scrambled to protect rural homes and cabins.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation


DA: Cadet traded videos showing boys forced into sex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A cadet in his last year at West Point collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation


NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white woman posing as black - a dizzyingly swift fall for an activist credited with injecting remarkable new energy into the civil rights organization.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


Sikh college student wins battle with US Army over hair, turban

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


Armed civilian shot near gate at Arkansas Air Force base

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Guards shot and critically wounded a civilian outside a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas on Monday after the man drove his SUV over a curb near the main gate, crashed through a sign and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


HealthCare.gov privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws."

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


ER returns: Lack of follow-up care

WASHINGTON (AP) - No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


Sniper kills Dallas police HQ shooter

DALLAS (AP) - The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as "soft targets," according to accounts from police and family members.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


Texas looks to aquifers to prepare for next drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


Iowa residents have right to be drunk on front porch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home was endorsed Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, which said a woman can't be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps.

June 13, 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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