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Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on trade embargo, human rights

HAVANA (AP) - Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Teacher fined for showing her students beheading video

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City middle school teacher was fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Black bear study shows eating human food helps and hurts

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Black bears that eat human foods from trash cans have higher reproductive rates than those living on natural foods, according to a study by Colorado researchers.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Applicant gets job after foiled robbery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A job interview was in progress when a thief grabbed cash from the till at a fast food restaurant. The manager conducting the interview then blocked the door, and the applicant grabbed the thief's arms.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Paris attacks suspect was planning new acts

BRUSSELS (AP) - The top suspect in last year's Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-trooper kills 2 in turnpike toll booth holdup, is shot dead

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP) - A retired state trooper killed a turnpike toll collector and a security guard in a holdup attempt at a toll plaza and then was shot dead by troopers while trying to escape with the money, authorities said.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Killer off death row thanks to disabled definition tweak

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say Ronell Wilson is a calculating murderer. Since his imprisonment for killing two New York City police detectives, he has been able to dash off emails, memorize passages from books and seduce a female guard.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Obama in Cuba for historic visit

HAVANA (AP) - Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Conservatives plot Trump demise

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory next week, this time in delegate-rich Arizona.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders says he has a ‘path toward victory’ against Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he still maintains a "path toward victory" in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party's nomination.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Gas pipeline explosions bring new US safety plan

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials moved Thursday to strengthen safety rules for the nation's 300,000-mile network of natural gas transmission pipelines in a belated response to numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making whales perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After years of pressure, SeaWorld made a surprise announcement on Thursday: It no longer breeds killer whales in captivity and will soon stop making them leap from their pools or splash audiences on command.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Maryland Senate approves state song changes, cuts ‘Northern scum’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to "Northern scum" and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Buddhist monk pleads guilty to embezzling temple to gamble

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Buddhist monk pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Louisiana temple to feed a casino gambling habit.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


If you’re considering bariatric surgery . . .

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Finances and fear deter many morbidly obese patients from having stomach-reducing bariatric surgery, but it's steadily becoming more common.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


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California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


BRIDGE EMPLOYMENT GROWING

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The transition from employment to retirement used to be marked by a date on a calendar, along with some sheet cake, and ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


What woman will grace new 10 dollar bill?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he is getting closer to announcing a decision on who will be the first woman on U.S ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Tied 4-4 after Scalia’s death, high court gives unions a win

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, U.S. labor unions scored a major victory Tuesday ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Home prices rise faster than incomes in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices climbed at more than double the rate of incomes in January, a trend that could ultimately create affordability challenges ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Justices seem to be seeking compromise in birth control case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A seemingly divided Supreme Court is exploring a possible compromise ruling in the dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Race intensifying over LGBT rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina governor's race has suddenly become a referendum on discrimination.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Dallas man set to be executed in death of daughters

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Enraged over his ex-wife going to police about his harassment and likely arrest, John David Battaglia used a May 2001 visit with ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Trump campaign manager charged with simple battery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police charged Donald Trump's campaign manager with simple battery Tuesday as a videotaped altercation with a reporter transformed what was ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Was police dog sniff outside Connecticut condo door legal?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut marijuana bust has turned into a potential precedent-setting case on whether apartment and condo dwellers have the same rights as ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Mississippi Senate favors allowing armed security

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Asked to choose between a Christian spirit of peace and a "God-given right" of self-defense, Mississippi senators Tuesday overwhelmingly favored the latter.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Rhode Island tourism video features Reykjavik, Iceland

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Maybe the state should be called Rhode Iceland.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


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