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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none.

August 27, 2015 | He turns into a hunter and then an advocate | Nation

On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie

CHICAGO (AP) - The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Plague claims 4th life this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter

CUPERTINO (AP) - A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter - more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Police investigate Chicago cop’s Ferguson shooting comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and didn't plan to carry out the threat.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Mormons will keep affiliation with Scouts despite gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders - preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Fate of Nebraska’s death penalty likely to go to voters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in 2016.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Pot tax may fund county scholarships

DENVER (AP) - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Fired reporter kills 2 on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

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FBI warns of possible election-system hacks

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Older refugee students win order to let them attend regular high school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from the tracks and out ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

DETROIT (AP) - Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

School asks Supreme Court to hear transgender bathroom case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

FAA forecast anticipates 600,000 commercial drones within year

WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic control plan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star’s cousin

CHICAGO (AP) - Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

Ending 22 years as ‘Sunday Morning’ host

NEW YORK (AP) - Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

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