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Beaches remain open despite oil slick

GOLETA. (AP) - Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick that floated up 1,000 yards from the sand.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Quality behind average vehicle age reaching record 11.5 years

DETROIT (AP) - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are - on mobile devices.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Teens adrift near limit for survival at sea

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Rolling Stone sued over retracted rape story

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama prisoner drops bid for abortion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought to prevent her from undergoing the procedure.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

911 dispatcher hangs up on caller

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Boy accused of strangling had past troubles

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior, including choking another child until the child turned blue in the face and carrying around dead farm animals, according to sheriff's deputies.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Cop indicted on murder charge

CINCINNATI (AP) - A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Mormons may form own Scouting group

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units - warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Injured boy, 7, was monitored by remote camera

HARDWICK, Mass. (AP) - Newly released court documents say a 7-year-old Massachusetts boy hospitalized after allegedly being abused and isolated by his father had an alarm on his bedroom door and was monitored by a camera his father could access from a cellphone.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

300 years after shipwreck, family finds $1 million in sunken gold

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (AP) - The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida's Atlantic coast last month, Hillary Schmitt had a premonition they were going to find something big.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Snow piles from Buffalo storm still melting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - People from Buffalo hear it all year - over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?"

July 28, 2015 | | Nation


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

DURANT, Miss. (AP) - Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

University responds to criticism over “#StopWhitePeople2K16”

NEWYORK (AP) - A public university in New York says the #StopWhitePeople2K16 used as the title of a recent training session was chosen for its irony ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Nonbelievers sue over Penn House’s opening prayers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Most teens vaping fruity flavors instead of nicotine

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

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