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US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation

Mom declared brain-dead after Wisconsin interstate shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An Illinois woman has been declared brain-dead after being shot during a random drive-by shooting along a Wisconsin interstate while traveling home with her husband and children, a coroner said Tuesday.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation

Mother gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation

Ohio village fights class-action status in speed camera lawsuit

NEW MIAMI, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio village's attorney said he will ask the state's high court to overturn an appeal court's approval of class-action status for motorists who paid nearly $2 million in fines before a judge ordered New Miami to turn off its traffic cameras.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation

Study: ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants have slower metabolisms

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation

Indiana: Cruz fights for survival

OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) - Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

Warrant: Slain pregnant Texas teen found with uterus removed

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A mentally disabled West Texas teenager who told a school worker she had been impregnated by her stepfather was found with her uterus removed when authorities discovered her body in her family's partially burned home, according to an arrest warrant.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

High court signals it won’t stop $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel - a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) - State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

Suit: Starbucks overfills cold drinks with ice

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

May 02, 2016 | | Nation

Synthetic narcotics & drugged- driving laws

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. That driver had inhaled aerosol dust cleaner moments before to get high, and prosecutors say he was impaired enough to be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

May 01, 2016 | | Nation

Billboards track shoppers via phone data

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

May 01, 2016 | | Nation

Elephants performed for final time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Elephants will performed for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

May 01, 2016 | | Nation

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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

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