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Federal market surpasses 1M signups

HONOLULU (AP) - A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government's rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new vigor for the problem-plagued federal insurance market.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Gun magazine supplier expands in college town

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa college known for liberal activism is welcoming an unlikely neighbor: one of the nation's largest suppliers of high-capacity ammunition magazines and accessories for assault rifles and other guns.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


2 quakes including 4.1 temblor strike Okla. before dawn

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled an area about 30 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City early Sunday and was followed by a smaller quake hours later in the state. There were no reports of any injuries or damages from either temblor.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Stakes for families losing jobless benefit

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) - The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work after already slashing household budgets and pawning personal possessions to make ends meet.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty

DENVER (AP) - A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications - ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Nevada again aims to name Tahoe cove for Twain

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada officials have launched a new bid to give Mark Twain recognition in the state where he assumed his pen name 150 years ago, but it doesn't come without opposition.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Still without power, growing frustrated

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Staring at a sixth day without power in a house as cold as a refrigerator, a frustrated John Johnson finally was able to borrow a generator from a neighbor Friday.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Ohio teacher suspended for racial remark

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio teacher who allegedly responded after a black high school freshman said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president has been disciplined.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Judge allows wolf derby to proceed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge Friday allowed a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby to proceed on public land in Idaho this weekend, ruling its organizers aren't required to get a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Cleaning up homes with meth labs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A tall man and a slender woman wiggled into their white hazardous materials suits, putting on protective masks and gloves before venturing into the dark, two-story home where police say a methamphetamine lab recently exploded.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Judge: NSA phone surveillance legal

NEW YORK (AP) - The heated debate over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts Friday, when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program and cited its need in the fight against terrorism just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely not constitutional.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

NO BEER LED TO CERAMIC SQUIRREL STABBING: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina authorities say a 44-year-old woman angry at a man for returning home without beer on Christmas beat and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Times Square's crystal ball gets gleaming new skin

NEW YORK (AP) - Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball its shimmer, including a panel dreamt up by a 12-year-old former cancer patient.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Denver issues recreational pot sales licenses

DENVER (AP) - The first batch of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana got their licenses Friday, the owners mugging for pictures and saying they never thought they'd see the day when they'd get a permit to sell pot.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


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Maine wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of ...

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Trump rivals fight on, but politely

MIAMI (AP) - Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday night's presidential face-off into a mostly respectful ...

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump rally attendee charged with hitting black man

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A white Donald Trump rally attendee was charged with assault Thursday after he was caught on video hitting a black man ...

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


First lady’s death stirs memories of Reagan era

SIMI VALLEY . (AP) - They came to mourn the stylish, influential first lady and celebrate an era.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Gunmen, 1 with rifle, worked as team to kill 6 at cookout

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two gunmen working as a team fatally shot five people including a pregnant woman and critically wounded two others at a backyard ...

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Ford makes police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets

DETROIT (AP) - It's a first for police cars: Doors that can protect against armor-piercing bullets.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


How do you track sex offenders? New York county hires ex-cops

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) - The "registry verification representatives" wear street clothes and travel in nondescript Toyota sedans. They work in pairs, knocking on doors at ...

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, Clinton pile up wins

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory in the Mississippi and Michigan presidential primaries Tuesday, deepening his grip on the GOP nominating ...

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Mayor plans to cross Florida Straits on makeshift raft

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida mayor says he's determined to return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft, despite warnings against ...

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s proposed wall along border faces great hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump promises to build a great wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it, but ...

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Denver joins list of USA cities struggling with homeless camps

DENVER (AP) - People camping near Denver's homeless shelters packed up their belongings Tuesday before city workers started removing bags, tarps, shopping carts and other ...

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


In small SC county, shamed sheriff asks for second chance

SALUDA, S.C. (AP) - A sheriff who resigned after using an inmate to build a party shed at his home is asking voters in Saluda ...

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Would-be robber tries to stick up cab with deputy behind him

READING, Pa. (AP) - A would-be robber in Pennsylvania had some pretty poor timing when he pulled a gun on his taxi driver with a sheriff ...

March 08, 2016 | | Nation


Combat rifle shortage for SEALs?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tip of the spear may be losing its edge.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Republican establishment fears loss of standing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders in Washington have spent years casting tea party allies and hardliners in Congress as merely a restive minority, a fringe element ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


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