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Makeover for hanger in Army balloon experiment

SAUSALITO (AP) - A military hangar once used to house gigantic, tethered balloons during the U.S. Army's brief experiments to determine how they might be used to supplement the nation's coastal defense system is getting a makeover.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Fires destroy more than 180 homes

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - Two of California's fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, destroying more than 180 homes and sending residents fleeing Sunday on highways lined with buildings, guardrails and cars still in flames.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Marine killed, 18 injured in rollover

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - One Marine was killed and 18 others injured Thursday in a single-vehicle rollover crash during routine training at Camp Pendleton Marine Base.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Scientists conduct drought study in California, 5 other western states

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Federal scientists are conducting a low-flow stream study in six western states in an attempt to gain insights that could help resource managers better allocate scarce water supplies during future droughts.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jewish organizations are upset that the University of California is considering adopting a creed against intolerance that does not explicitly mention anti-Semitism, which they say is a longstanding problem on its campuses.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

35,000 walrus come ashore in NW Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus came ashore last week on Alaska's remote northwest coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday, a September phenomenon tied to shrinking sea ice brought on by climate warming.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Man in hot car death case wants hearings closed

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Lawyers for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot vehicle to die want a judge to close the courtroom for hearings where evidence will be discussed before the trial.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Couple charged with endangerment after 9-year-old son shoots brother

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 9-year-old boy was teasing his dog with the laser sight on his sleeping father's pistol before he accidentally shot his 6-year-old half brother in the neck, police said Thursday in announcing charges against the victim's father and stepmother.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour - the first time any state has set the minimum that high.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit: NYC arrested Occupy protesters for simply speaking out

NEW YORK (AP) - Police arrested more than 200 people for exercising their First Amendment rights at the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in 2012, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

New health care model saving money, report says

MIAMI (AP) - A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government. However, experts say most patients still don't understand how an Accountable Care Organization works.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Obama wants to admit 10,000 refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 people who have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Judge approves settlement in RadioShack gift card dispute

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Electronics retailer RadioShack on Thursday won court approval of a settlement involving priority treatment of certain gift-card holders in the company's bankruptcy and has agreed to sweeten the deal for other cardholders.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Union Pacific, other freight railroads may halt service unless Congress acts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Widespread disruptions of freight and passenger rail traffic are likely if Congress doesn't extend a deadline to start using certain safety technology before the end of the year, railroads are warning.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Firefighter dies in hit-and-run during Fill the Boot fudnraiser

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for a charity, killing him.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

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Teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Survey: Religious Americans keep faith amid secularization

NEW YORK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

TransCanada : Suspend pipeline review

TORONTO (AP) - TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast, has asked the U.S. State ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Police backlash puts pressure on Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

NEW YORK (AP) - Calls by police groups to boycott Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" are putting pressure on one of December's most anticipated ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Group objects to New York district’s transgender policy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Christian advocacy group has asked a western New York school district to stop letting a transgender student use the boys ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Bush hits campaign reset, retools slogan: ‘Jeb Can Fix It’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jeb Bush hit the reset button on his faltering presidential campaign, racing across Florida Monday with a new slogan that cast him ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Youths across US suing to push government on climate change

SEATTLE (AP) - They can't vote yet, but dozens of young people want a say in the planet's future, so minors nationwide have been ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

White House slamss Ryan’s immigration remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party on immigration.

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Supreme Court troubled by DA’s rejection of black jurors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court signaled support Monday for a black death row inmate in Georgia who claims prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Yet another E. coli in outbreak at Chipotle’s

SEATTLE (AP) - Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people - prompting ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Concealed carry license holder kills armed gunman trying to rob store

CHICAGO (AP) - A customer with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed man attempting to rob a Chicago neighborhood store, police said Sunday.

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Frustrated Republicans agree on push for debate changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP's frustrated 2016 class ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, a folksy Tennessee lawyer whose career led him from politics to Hollywood and back again, died ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Do home-school kids have to learn something?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

USA Episcopal Church installs 1st black leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, installed Sunday as the first black leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church, urged Episcopalians to evangelize by crossing ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

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