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West Point bans cadet pillow fight after 30 injured

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Ohio State moves to end annual lake jump after student dies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio State University announced Wednesday that it will move to end an annual lake jump after a student experienced a fatal medical emergency while participating in the campus tradition.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man convicted of killing wife; posted Facebook photo of body

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Woman reports ‘dynamite’ text; passenger removed from plane

BALTIMORE (AP) - Four passengers were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger said she saw one of them receive a text with the word "dynamite" and the code for an airport in India, according to a police report.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Russia’s Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

MOSCOW (AP) - In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


No charges for man who left Ak-47 assault rifle at Utah Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who left an unloaded semi-automatic rifle at the state Capitol as part of a protest against gun violence won't face charges from the October incident, prosecutors said Wednesday.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


French lawmakers extend airstrikes

PARIS (AP) - French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


NEVER-ENDING YAHOO FOLLIES

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


E. coli in salad vegetables

SEATTLE (AP) - Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen emissions scandal widened.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


EPA moves to withdraw OK of controversial weed killer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Signed editions of Harper Lee novel

NEW YORK (AP) - How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for $1,500.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


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Congress cracks down on ‘bots’ that snap up tickets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Straightening out colonoscopy guidelines

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please advise what the current recommendation is as far as follow-up colonoscopies are concerned? It has always been my understanding ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Smartphone health apps don’t flag danger

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broader view of war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Older immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Mistrial declared in black motorist’s shooting by officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Tech firms target terrorist propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship makes flight

MOJAVE (AP) - Virgin Galactic's new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon Go grocery store will have no checkout lines

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


2 doors of Wal-Mart founder’s first store donated to museums

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Jewish family fights museum over art looted by the Nazis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


OC prosecutors may be removed from murder case

SANTA ANA (AP) - The Orange County district attorney's office, criticized in a recent appellate court ruling for a systemic failure to protect defendants' rights ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


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