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STATE OF THE UNION

WASHINGTON (AP) - Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans’ concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mom accused of setting baby afire held on $500K bail

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Bridge construction collapse kills 1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll might have been had the accident occurred amid heavy traffic.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman kills himself

BOSTON (AP) - A man shot a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician before killing himself.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Eating while driving: Man’s burger gets him a traffic ticket

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the law - and a ticket for eating while driving.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservatives

NEW YORK (AP) - Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama - all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" - rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Intended as tribute,casino’s King Day menu offends some

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mysterious goo killing Bay Area birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


GOP split on using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


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NEW YORK (AP) - Coke Zero is getting revamped as Coke Zero Sugar.

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Trump’s order: Bar all transgender troops from military

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


House GOP works to deliver on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) - After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


House, Senate GOP reach deal to move financial sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


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NEW YORK (AP) - Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Scalise discharged from hospital, begins rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


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