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Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

CHICAGO (AP) - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Anti-abortion activist says video operation cost $120K

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The head of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue boasted Thursday that his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are "taking down" Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget, the amount raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national debate over use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Maine woman pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Fired worker had right to free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Student debt traps both parents & kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Norovirus outbreak affecting hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


How does House elect speaker?

WASHINGTON (AP) - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


NY district attorney’s policy barring guns prompts debate

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon shooter rants in writings about his not having a girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


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Ex-tenant: Warehouse often frigid, lacked water

OAKLAND (AP) - Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Firm sold turf product after learning of defects

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


More private college presidents top $2M in pay, research finds

BOSTON (AP) - Presidents of eight private colleges in the U.S. were paid more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) - A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Gun-rights backers vow to ‘go on offense’ under Trump

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Trump continues to defend call

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of rain-drenched revelers gathered in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night to watch the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


3 more bodies found in Tennessee wildfire; toll at 7

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

MIAMI (AP) - Hundreds of Cuban exiles in Miami rallied Wednesday for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor on Wednesday cleared a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska Natives ...

November 29, 2016 | | Nation


Drug-resistant salmonella linked to calves

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in ...

November 29, 2016 | | Nation


Southern storms should ease drought, but fire threat remains

ATLANTA (AP) - Storms roaring across the South appeared to be taking aim at some of the largest wildfires burning across the region, which could finally ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Fast-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials on Monday praised an Ohio State University police officer who shot and killed a man a minute after he drove his ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


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