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Alaska counts ballots to decide US Senate race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska election officials began Tuesday to count thousands of outstanding ballots that will decide the U.S. Senate race.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation

$13K fine for refusing lesbian wedding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding has stopped booking ceremonies.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation

Bush father, son want Jeb Bush run for White House

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Florida governor must make a decision regardless of any pressure from the family.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation

Should legal pot affect criminal sentences?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge in Oregon delayed the sentencing of a convicted marijuana smuggler, saying a national trend in legalizing the drug could affect how seriously the crime is punished.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation

Slow-moving lava sets house ablaze in rural Hawaii town

HONOLULU (AP) - A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

Mexican meth trumps domestic meth

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

NYC to stop many small-time pot arrests

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges, city officials announced Monday, marking a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

Police: Car dumped into river during divorce flap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man going through a divorce sent the red Corvette his wife drives plunging into a river, triggering a search for a possible victim inside, police said.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

VA chief vows renewed focus on customer service

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department and its maze-like websites.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - McDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

5th teen dies from school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


MAN BRANDED 'SELFIE STALKER' SUES NANCY GRACE: DENVER (AP) - A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation, saying she refused to stop airing his photo even after authorities had cleared him of any wrongdoing.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation

Woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation

Massachusetts town weighs nation’s 1st tobacco sales ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation

American freed by North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation

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Survey: Religious Americans keep faith amid secularization

NEW YORK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

TransCanada : Suspend pipeline review

TORONTO (AP) - TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast, has asked the U.S. State ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Police backlash puts pressure on Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

NEW YORK (AP) - Calls by police groups to boycott Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" are putting pressure on one of December's most anticipated ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Group objects to New York district’s transgender policy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Christian advocacy group has asked a western New York school district to stop letting a transgender student use the boys ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Bush hits campaign reset, retools slogan: ‘Jeb Can Fix It’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jeb Bush hit the reset button on his faltering presidential campaign, racing across Florida Monday with a new slogan that cast him ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Youths across US suing to push government on climate change

SEATTLE (AP) - They can't vote yet, but dozens of young people want a say in the planet's future, so minors nationwide have been ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

White House slamss Ryan’s immigration remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party on immigration.

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Supreme Court troubled by DA’s rejection of black jurors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court signaled support Monday for a black death row inmate in Georgia who claims prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Yet another E. coli in outbreak at Chipotle’s

SEATTLE (AP) - Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people - prompting ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Concealed carry license holder kills armed gunman trying to rob store

CHICAGO (AP) - A customer with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed man attempting to rob a Chicago neighborhood store, police said Sunday.

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Frustrated Republicans agree on push for debate changes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP's frustrated 2016 class ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, a folksy Tennessee lawyer whose career led him from politics to Hollywood and back again, died ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Do home-school kids have to learn something?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

USA Episcopal Church installs 1st black leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, installed Sunday as the first black leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church, urged Episcopalians to evangelize by crossing ...

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

Apple sets another iPhone record

CUPERTINO (AP) - Defying Wall Street skeptics, Apple says it plans to keep setting records for selling more iPhones around the world.

October 28, 2015 | | Nation

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