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Police: Woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about it

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family's dog, then bragged about it, authorities said.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform strategies

MIAMI (AP) - Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

AT&T offers TV-wireless discount

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Task force urges more research into autism screening

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems - despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes - a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Koch: Conservatives must demand smaller government

DANA POINT (AP) - Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if the conservative donors and politicians he gathered at a retreat over the weekend don't rally others to their cause of demanding a smaller, less-intrusive government.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Survivor recounts tough rescue

DESERT CENTER AP) - A man whose truck crashed when a torrent of gushing floodwater collapsed a Southern California bridge says he doubted he'd survive as rescuers struggled to free him and asphalt fell from overhead.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Cake: The new favorite mode for political debate?

NEW YORK (AP) - It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone's happy.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Most picky eating harmless but can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) - Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Manhunt for police officer’s killer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

No indications of potential motorcyclist gang violence at 75th Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week, all headed to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

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Judge orders immigrant kids released from detention

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

New Mexico boasts world’s longest tamale

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world's longest tamale Saturday morning.

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

NY stages topless parade with 60 cities worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway put on a very different kind of matinee on Sunday: dozens of bare-chested women and men parading down the Great White ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Nevada sheriff vows crackdown on Burning Man crime next week

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada sheriff is promising to crack down on any crime occurring in the Black Rock Desert at next week's Burning ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

First two women to pass Ranger School are Army pilot, military cop

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - The first two women to pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during ...

August 21, 2015 | | Nation

Stuff you didn’t know you could do on Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) - Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

Man finds wife with lover, bites off piece of his ear

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man admits he attacked his wife's lover and bit off part of the man's ear after finding the ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

Robbers with machete run when cashier pulls out sword

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two ninja-clad teens armed with a machete and expecting an easy robbery at a Pittsburgh convenience store got quite a shock when a ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

Home Depot separates itself from retail crowd in 2Q

NEW YORK (AP) - Homes are getting a lot of TLC from their owners of late, which means better sales for businesses like Home Depot.

August 18, 2015 | | Nation

FDA approves female sex pill with safety restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought ...

August 18, 2015 | | Nation

Pay raises, store spruce-ups crimp Wal-Mart as profit drops 15.1%

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but ...

August 18, 2015 | | Nation

Starbucks, Panera tweak pumpkin spice latte formulas

SEATTLE (AP) - The pumpkin spice latte battle is heating up just in time for fall.

August 17, 2015 | | Nation

New York restaurants file objections to $15 wage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fast-food franchise owners in the state, in a prelude to a possible lawsuit, have filed objections to a proposal to raise ...

August 17, 2015 | | Nation

Computer breach is bigger than first thought; IRS reports 334K victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally ...

August 17, 2015 | | Nation

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