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Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND (AP) - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who kicked off the Republican convention by assuring voters that the brash candidate has the character and determination to unite a divided nation.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is a medical mystery, health officials announced Monday.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Textbook reignites Mexican- American studies flap in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Activists and educators on Monday called a Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use across Texas biased and poorly researched and argued that its contents are especially offensive in a state where a majority of public school students are Hispanic.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Pulse gunman repeatedly taunted for being Muslim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse, according to records released Monday.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

3rd officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge further hollowed out the case against six police officers charged in the death of a young black man, delivering a third consecutive acquittal and ruling once again that prosecutors failed to prove officers intentionally hurt Freddie Gray.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Utah wants to drop case against ex-attorney general

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors moved Monday to drop pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, a surprise retreat more than two years after state investigators arrested the former top lawman and his successor, citing a pattern of favors and gifts traded with a cast of questionable Utah businessmen.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

GOP speakers fault Clinton on Benghazi deaths

CLEVELAND (AP) - The mother of a State Department employee killed in the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, angrily lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Monday at the Republican National Convention, accusing Clinton of lying to her about her son's death.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

RNC: Doom and gloom at home, clamor for Trump

CLEVELAND (AP) - Painting a bleak picture of America's future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened a four-day convention against the backdrop of an unsettling summer and deep party divisions.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

Man had nursing license revoked before bombing

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former nurse who authorities say killed himself shortly before exploding two powerful bombs targeting his former boss in a rural Nevada town had previously been investigated for unaccounted morphine at the hospital where he worked, state documents indicate.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

Tunnel collapse risk probed at busy Arizona border crossing

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government said Monday it will investigate whether a floodwater drainage tunnel under a busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Arizona is at imminent risk of collapse and poses a safety threat to border crossing motorists and federal officers working there.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

Funeral for Michigan bailiff killed at court draws hundreds

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A bailiff who was fatally shot at a Michigan courthouse was laid to rest with full military honors Monday in southwestern Michigan, a week after he and a colleague were gunned down by a jail inmate during an escape attempt.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

Family files lawsuit against hospital and city in death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida woman who died outside a hospital after she was forcibly removed by police has filed a federal lawsuit against those who forced her exit.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

Officials blame gangs for shooting at house party

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Authorities blame a gang rivalry for a mass shooting at a California house party for teenagers over the weekend that injured 14 people, officials said Monday.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

Berkeley student slain in France recalled as energetic

BERKELEY (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as an energetic and engaged member of the campus community.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation

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Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate he took to his home

DENVER (AP) - A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Posting may elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

PHOENIX (AP) - A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation


BOSTON (AP) - Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Mailer focuses on school’s drug bust

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia charter school has denied sending out promotional mailers referencing a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) - With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

WWII vet, 93, completes run across America

ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America.

August 21, 2016 | | Nation

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