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House passes homeland security spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending that complies with a budget agreement last summer opposed by tea party conservatives.

June 07, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

MILEY CYRUS, LIAM HEMSWORTH ARE ENGAGED: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It turns out "The Last Song" was only the beginning for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Teen guilty in texting-while-driving crash

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts teenager was sentenced Wednesday to spend a year in jail for a fatal traffic accident that happened while he was texting.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Lake Tahoe water level hits likely annual high

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The water level of Lake Tahoe hit what could be its high mark for the year after a dry winter and scant spring runoff.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Nation's unions lost big in the Wisconsin showdown over collective bargaining

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's definitive victory in Wisconsin's recall election is already reverberating in other state capitals. It exposed the shrunken political muscle of the unions that tried to oust him, underscoring their vulnerability to attacks from the right and inability to retaliate.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


Penn State-heavy jury picked in sexual-abuse case trial of former football coach

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

June 06, 2012 | | Nation


New TV series awards bunker to winning survivalist on Spike network

NEW YORK (AP) - The Spike television network is airing a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family that believes the end of the world is near.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


New TV series awards bunker to winning survivalist on Spike network

NEW YORK (AP) - The Spike television network is airing a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family that believes the end of the world is near.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


Al-Qaida No. 2 dies in drone strike in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan has killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, officials from both countries confirmed Tuesday, the most significant victory so far in the controversial bombing campaign and the biggest setback to the terror network since the death of Osama bin Laden.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


First lady walks fine line on NYC drink proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn't anything she'd want to do at the federal level, but she offered some kind words Tuesday for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to do just that. She later issued a statement backing away from taking a stand on New York's controversial proposed ban.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


NM court upholds gay discrimination ruling against photography business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A professional photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple's commitment ceremony violated state anti-discrimination laws, the New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled.

June 05, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

LAPTOP SNAPS THIEF'S PHOTO, LEADING TO HIS ARREST: ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Political independents outweigh partisans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it a pox on both the Republican and Democratic houses.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


CIA drone targets al-Qaida's No. 2

WASHINGTON (AP) - A CIA drone strike Monday targeted al-Qaida's second in command, Abu Yahia al-Libi, in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


More against NYC ban on large sugary drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


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Unsafe speed caused Walker crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation


Firefighter handcuffed by CHP officer files claim

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A firefighter who was handcuffed by a California Highway Patrol officer during a dispute at a crash scene has filed a claim against the CHP.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation


Facebook buys virtual reality firm for $2B

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality technology may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation


Intel buys fitness tracker maker Basis

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chipmaker Intel has bought Basis Science, the startup behind the popular fitness tracker by the same name, for an undisclosed sum.

March 25, 2014 | | Nation


Camera used on moon landing sold for $758,489

VIENNA (AP) - It was put on auction as a camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price - nearly $760,000.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


14 dead in Washington mudslide

OSO, Wash. (AP) - The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


Ukraine orders troop pullout

NOVOOZERNOE, Crimea (AP) - Russia's foreign minister met with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time on Monday and demanded more autonomy for Ukraine's regions, even as Ukraine under pressure ordered its troops out from Crimea after the Russian seizure of military bases there.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


Plane went down in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


Train operator in Chicago crash ‘tired’

CHICAGO (AP) - An operator of a Chicago public-transit train that jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation's busiest airports Monday may have dozed off, a union official said.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


‘Good Wife’ leaves viewers shocked

NEW YORK (AP) - The shocking death of dashing attorney Will Gardner on "The Good Wife" on Sunday's episode was driven by actor Josh Charles' desire to leave the CBS drama in its fifth season.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


Evangelical charity to hire married gay Christians

NEW YORK (AP) - The prominent Christian relief agency World Vision said Monday it will hire Christians who are in same-sex marriages, a dramatic policy change on one of the most divisive social issues facing religious groups.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


Energy Department OKs LNG terminal on Oregon coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Energy Department gave conditional authorization Monday for liquefied natural gas to be exported from a proposed terminal in Coos Bay, on the Oregon coast.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• EX-TV JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED IN TENNESSEE: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The star of the television show "Judge Joe Brown" has been arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee, court officials in Memphis said Monday.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.

March 24, 2014 | | Nation


Obamacare brings hefty fees for some drugs

MIAMI (AP) - Breast cancer survivor Ginny Mason was thrilled to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act despite her pre-existing condition. But when she realized her arthritis medication fell under a particularly costly tier of her plan, she was forced to switch to another brand.

March 23, 2014 | | Nation


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