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Target pushes innovation, promises to fix the basics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is using 25 stores in the Los Angeles area as testing grounds for the retailer's top 50 innovations - from electronic tags to adviser services in the baby department.

September 16, 2015 | | Nation


Floods kill at least 16

HILDALE, Utah (AP) - Rescuers trudged through muddy streambeds Tuesday in a small polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border and found the bodies of several children who died when their two vehicles were swept away in a torrent of floodwaters that killed at least 12 people. The same flash floods claimed at least four lives in nearby Zion National Park.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Astronaut midway in yearlong spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway home.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Candidates raise money via new Twitter service

WASHINGTON (AP) - Think of it as tweeting for dollars.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


School bus crash kills 2, seriously injures 3

HOUSTON (AP) - A school bus plunged off a highway overpass in Houston after being hit by a car driven by a teacher Tuesday, killing two students and seriously injuring three other people, police and school officials said.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Arrest for cursing on ticket is rights violation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A village named Liberty must stand trial for arresting a man who wrote curse words on a speeding ticket and a prosecutor is liable for violating his First Amendment rights, a judge has decided.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Man who killed firefighter was mad over traffic delay

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A motorist accused of deliberately and fatally hitting a firefighter with his car told police he was angry with the firefighters collecting money for charity and slowing traffic, court records show.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that she would no longer block her deputies from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Mississippi seeks suspect in slayings 300 miles apart

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A college instructor suspected in the fatal shootings of a woman he lived with on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and a professor at Delta State University 300 miles away was still at large late Monday, but at some point was in contact with police and told them he's "not going to jail," authorities said.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Charges in hazing death of NYC student

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury has recommended charges against dozens of fraternity members in the death of a New York City college freshman during a hazing ritual in northeastern Pennsylvania, police said Monday.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Mom of boy found dead in swing indictement

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, authorities announced Monday.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake in NW Nevada

REBO (AP) - Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon and California borders.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Latest driving hazard: Corn stalks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


3 arrested in copycat case of freeway shootings

PHOENIX (AP) - Three teenagers were arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but the incidents were not related to a recent string of Phoenix-area freeway shootings, authorities said.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Utah twins pregnant again with their 2nd set of twins

LINDON, Utah (AP) - Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall know a thing or two about twins.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


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GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) - After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


House, Senate GOP reach deal to move financial sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

NEW YORK (AP) - Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Scalise discharged from hospital, begins rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


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