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Nearly burned off map, town fights back

MOUNTAIN RANCH (AP) - Mountain Ranch is known as a Gold Rush-era, fiercely independent place, where many of its aging residents distrust the government and prefer to take matters into their own hands.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Records show man killed by police was previously suicidal

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Court records show a Delaware man who reportedly shot himself and refused commands to drop his weapon before being killed by police while in his wheelchair had previously expressed suicidal thoughts and had a history of being combative with police.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Clinton compares email attacks to White House controversies

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday again defended her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, comparing the multiple investigations to Republican-led probes into her husband's administration more than two decades ago.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Some states monitor alcohol offenders with twice-daily tests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Every day before sunrise, people stream through a nondescript door behind the county jail in South Dakota's largest city.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Pope wraps up visit with open-air Mass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Pope mingles with high & LOW

NEW YORK (AP) - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his papacy.

September 25, 2015 | | Nation

School board debates ‘In God We Trust’ posters

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Franklin County School Board has decided to seek public input before permitting posters that say "In God We Trust" in local schools.

September 25, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuits filed against Volkswagen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At least two lawsuits have been filed in California over Volkswagen tampering with emissions testing on VW and Audi models to deceive regulators.

September 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation

Experts question safety of Essure device linked to pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Hollister to remove steps from entrances

DENVER (AP) - The clothing chain Hollister will get rid of steps at its trademark entrances at dozens of stores across the U.S. to make the doorways wheelchair accessible as part of a settlement approved Thursday by a federal judge.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pope denies he’s a liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world's wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

New duck-billed dinosaur found

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and Florida university researchers.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Gunman kills deputy outside lawyer’s office

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy outside a lawyer's office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Whistleblowers: VA inspector general a ‘joke’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to retaliate against whistleblowers despite repeated pledges to stop punishing those who speak up, a group of employees said Tuesday. One called the department's office of inspector general a "joke."

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama city leaders target sagging pants

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Leaders of an Alabama city fed up with sagging pants on young men and hemlines on women's skirts creeping higher are mulling penalties for clothing they consider inappropriate.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

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FBI warns of possible election-system hacks

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Older refugee students win order to let them attend regular high school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from the tracks and out ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

DETROIT (AP) - Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

School asks Supreme Court to hear transgender bathroom case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

FAA forecast anticipates 600,000 commercial drones within year

WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic control plan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star’s cousin

CHICAGO (AP) - Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

Ending 22 years as ‘Sunday Morning’ host

NEW YORK (AP) - Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

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