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Chicago cuts: Layoffs, less maintenance

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) - Officials in Maine used a drone to help deliver a life jacket to a boy stranded on a rock in the middle of a raging river before bringing him and another boy to safety.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Southern Christian Leadership: Confederate emblems ‘treason’

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


2 share pageant title after miscount, but one is upset

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) - One winner of a teenage Miss 4th of July pageant is upset. The other agreed to share the title but isn't talking. And the pageant organizer is defending herself from accusations she rigged the results.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal cellulite, not her pregnant belly.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


NM governor denounces Trump’s comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible."

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


VICTIM OF ABUSE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


‘MARRIAGES EQUALITY’

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Episcopalians to vote on marrying gays in churches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Store owner replaces ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee hardware store owner who put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign in response to the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage says he decided to take a "bold" stand for his beliefs.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


Giants finish month under .500

MIAMI (AP) - The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it - with a loss.

June 30, 2015 | | Nation


Pope speaks before Congress Sept. 24

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

June 30, 2015 | | Nation


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Teen cleared of drugging officer wants an apology

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) - A Utah man who was cleared Tuesday after being arrested two months earlier on accusations he a drugged a police officer's ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


North Carolina braces for more flooding in downstream towns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A state trooper shot and killed an armed man during a search for flood victims in a tense and dispirited North ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


Measure taxes wealthy to support public education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is a state that both mints millionaires and relies heavily on taxing them to fund its education and provide basic state ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ginsburg: Anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem "dumb and ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Trump puts Clinton sex abuse claims at center of campaign

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - Donald Trump on Monday put the claim that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator whose wife attacked the victims at the center ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, before debate, appears with Bill Clinton’s accusers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donald Trump, on the defensive since a video came out depicting him using vulgar language about women and seeming to condone sexual ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Debate: Accusations & insults

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a bitter debate filled with accusation and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


A high-steak game for restaurant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan steakhouse got more sizzle than it bargained for out of a college football promotion.

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Rescues, worry after Matthew inundates North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Hurricane Matthew dumped torrential rains on North Carolina, thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars. Rescuers ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Five teens killed in crash were high school juniors

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway in Vermont spawned several crashes that left five teenagers dead, an unknown ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Despite boomer appeal, Desert Trip is nothing like Woodstock

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - The Desert Trip festival may appeal to the Woodstock crowd, and the Who and Neil Young were on both bills, but the ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


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