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Following Paris attacks, NYC steps up outreach to Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) - In the aftermath of last month's Paris attacks, New York City officials have bolstered security and quietly stepped up outreach to Muslim residents, trying to calm fears of hate-filled retaliation and mend a relationship that has been fraught with mutual suspicion.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Officer killed in Planned Parenthood shooting honored

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A campus police officer killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting was honored Friday for volunteering to rush to the clinic as shots rang out, an act those who knew him say was driven by his sense of purpose and faith.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Skilled-trades workers at the Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant on Friday voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers, marking the union's first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


More US police charged with murder, manslaughter in 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Restaurant group sues NYC over salt-warning labels

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Christie veto showdown brings his gun positions to light

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As a young lawyer running for elected office for the first time, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was motivated to get into the 1993 state Senate race because of Republican lawmakers' attempts to repeal the state's ban on assault weapons.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Telescope opponents: Construction equipment must be removed

HONOLULU (AP) - Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope want construction equipment and vehicles removed from Mauna Kea now that the Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the project's permit.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Crews finish pumping tanks from sunken barge in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Salvage crews have finished pumping hazardous oil-based substances from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


George W. Bush cheers on ‘invincible’ veterans for ‘16 games

NEW YORK (AP) - Volleyball played without the use of two legs - that's a game former President George W. Bush cheered on Thursday aboard a one-time aircraft carrier that had survived kamikaze and torpedo attacks.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Plea hearing set for ex-soldier charged in 2011 killing

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has scheduled a plea hearing for a former soldier accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a woman while he was on leave.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Judge dismisses 3 jurors in trial over deaths of transients

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A judge dismissed three jurors Thursday in the murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused of fatally beating two homeless men in Albuquerque, after the jurors inadvertently appeared in television footage and the suspect's attorney sought a mistrial.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Brother of Iran-held reporter delivers petition for release

NEW YORK (AP) - The brother of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran since July 2014 delivered a petition to Iran's United Nations mission on Thursday demanding the journalist's release.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Samsung execs investigated for possible insider trading

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's financial regulator said Friday it is investigating possible insider trading by Samsung executives related to a contentious takeover deal.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Gas project partners approve work plan, budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The partners in a major liquefied natural gas project that the state of Alaska is pursuing voted Thursday to approve a work program and budget for the coming year.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Dream of being a bird? Flight simulator can bring you close

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - With a few flaps of his arms, Kip Fenton soared into the New York City skyline, veering around a sea of skyscrapers as the wind whistled in his ears.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


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Judge OKs brain tests in end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge gave a Reno hospital the go-ahead Tuesday to conduct brain wave tests on a 20-year-old woman who has been ...

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Next generation taste test

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted ...

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


END OF MEAT?

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Texas’ ‘affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas district attorney's office says Mexican authorities have detained a teen who disappeared with his mother after video surfaced online showing ...

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Bakery owners pay damages in gay wedding case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid $135,000 in state-ordered damages - after refusing to do so ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Dangerous helicopter-bird Strike numbers increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The crew of a Dallas police helicopter was searching for a capsized boat last March, when there was a loud explosion and wind ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Health law reporting extension for employers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department on Monday gave employers an extension of critical reporting requirements, as it seeks to manage some of the most complicated ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


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


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