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Chicago mayor forced into April runoff election

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday's municipal election, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff because it forces him into a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska 3rd state with legal pot

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Man accused of luring girl with snacks, killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson and strangled her, court records say.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Marine who vanished gets 2 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Driver of stolen car runs into ambulance on highway, dies

MAGNOLIA, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a stolen car has crashed into an ambulance on a New Jersey highway and has been killed.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Single mom wins part of $564M jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A single mother of four from a small North Carolina town came forward Monday as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

ARREST MADE IN DOG MAULING THAT CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN: LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman was arrested Monday after police say her four mixed breed pit bulls attacked a 65-year-old Las Vegas woman last week, leaving her critically wounded and in danger of losing her arm and eye.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation


Battle over Tahoe bears gets ugly

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Lake Tahoe woman is suing a longtime bear protection group after she says she got death threats for reporting an aggressive black bear to Nevada authorities, who then killed the animal.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation


Did grandma run 9-year-old to death?

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the "drill sergeant from hell," a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run until the girl collapsed and died, all as punishment for lying about candy.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation


Social media slaying trial starts

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - With a ski mask, a fake Facebook profile and a plan, police say Kyle Dube thought he could make himself a hero.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation


Not guilty plea in drowning dog case

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California man has pleaded not guilty to drowning his ex-girlfriend's dog in the American River.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation


Tentative contract in port tiff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.

February 20, 2015 | | Nation


Fitness trackers, apps can boost care

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.

February 20, 2015 | | Nation


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Whole Foods to pay $500K for overcharging

NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods said Monday it will pay New York City $500,000 to settle allegations it overcharged customers for prepackaged foods.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon sets record for Christmas Eve deliveries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Schools ease athlete penalties for pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Documents: Officer tried put woman in car after collapse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A police officer tried to put a woman into a patrol car after she collapsed at a hospital, believing that she was ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


White officer won’t face charges in black boy’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) - A grand jury on Monday declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Texas cleans up after twisters, ice, and snow pelt Midwest

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Jacqui Gordon spent Monday sifting through the debris that had been her home, searching for old family photographs - especially of her father ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Judge tosses lawsuit filed by SeaWorld customers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego has dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought by SeaWorld patrons who claimed they were deceived about how ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Heirs to NH poet sue ‘Big Bang Theory’

NEW YORK (AP) - The heirs to a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a "soft kitty" eight decades ago said in a lawsuit ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Trump: Relying on free media

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nobody understands the power of the media on public perception quite like Donald Trump. The former reality television star and tabloid ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Some say praise for Christie’s a approach on misplace

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has drawn accolades from supporters and detractors alike for his work addressing the opiate problem in New Jersey ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square end-of-year preparations in full swing

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Relatives of 2 blacks killed by Chicago police question shootings

CHICAGO (AP) - Grieving relatives and friends of two people shot and killed by Chicago police said Sunday the slayings raised concerns about why officers "shoot ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado marijuana banking case tests federal drug rules

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government's stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


11 die in Texas tornadoes, Midwest flooding kills 12

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


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