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Dreaming of a warm, happy place

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil rig in North Dakota's booming oil patch.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation

Fast-food workers across the country push for wage hikes

Fast-food NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation

Jobs report to show if US economy is for real

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation

Temps reach dangerous level for citrus

VISALIA (AP) - Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s overnight, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation

Bratton named NYPD commish again

NEW YORK (AP) - William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has been chosen to lead the nation's largest police force again.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation

Illinois pension fight likely shifting to court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state - remains highly uncertain.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation

Skydivers return to site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation

Face transplants thriving 2 years after operation

CHICAGO (AP) - New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation

Train engineer in a 'daze' before crash

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation

Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation

No problems found in NYC train brake system

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators looking into a deadly train derailment said Tuesday that no problems had been found with the train's brake system or track signals along its route and that its engineer was being questioned again.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation

Odd News

BIRD STEALS CAMERA IN AUSTRALIA, RECORDS JOURNEY: SYDNEY (AP) - A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape. Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper. The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens. Rangers set up the motion-sensor camera along the Margaret River in May ...

December 03, 2013 | | Nation

Detroit can use bankruptcy to confront debt

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December 03, 2013 | | Nation

Judge says he broke ethics code

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge under fire for commenting that a 14-year-old student rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but not removed from the bench for the remarks.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation

Obama’s uncle allowed to stay in U.S.

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, was granted permission to stay in the U.S. on Tuesday.

December 03, 2013 | | 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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