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House GOP elects McCarthy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Presbyterians: Gay marriage is Christian

DETROIT (AP) - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


More vets wait 30 days; some waits shorter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics, according to an updated audit of 731 VA medical facilities released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Data: iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Harley-Davidson tests electric motorcycles

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Would a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts?

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Is extending eagle wind farm eagle permits illegal?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Man cited for warning drivers of checkpoint

CLEVELAND (AP) - A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights to free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warning motorists to turn if they wanted to avoid a drunken-driving checkpoint.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without Congress’ signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Man held on Nazi death camp charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Dead dog found in freezer donated to thrift shop

LOMA LINDA (AP) - Southern California authorities say a freezer donated to a thrift shop contained an unwelcome surprise - a dead dog.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Board unwittingly OKs slavery reparations

DALLAS (AP) - Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African-Americans for slavery - without even realizing they had done so.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


1 dead, 2 hurt in fireworks explosion

TENINO, Wash. (AP) - A 74-year-old man injured in an explosion Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant in Washington state died at the scene from his injuries.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Asthma rates drop, experts not breathing easier

NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are cautious about claiming a downturn.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Small businesses get sales off Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) - A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Senators advocating 12-cent gas tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


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NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) - Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

February 26, 2018 | | Nation


Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


5 dead after tornado, flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

ATLANTA (AP) - Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill targets ‘snoopers’

ATLANTA (AP) - Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera - accompanied by a second annual price ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have detained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evacuation of a Florida high ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Studies increasingly clear: Uber & Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) - One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Q&A: Comcast exec on the future of the cable bundle

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Michelle Obama to release memoir

NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


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