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Scalia dismisses concept of religious neutrality

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country's constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Photos showing El Faro in final resting place

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Federal accident investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank in October in an attempt to locate the ship's "black box."

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Co-op programs end amid labor-law fears

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Standoff latest in Western lands dispute

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Trump brushes off militant recruiting video

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump won't be dissuaded from saying what he thinks simply because Islamic extremists use his words to recruit Muslims to their cause.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Obama working to bypass Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hawaiian vacation over, President Barack Obama says he is energized for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business, turning immediate attention to the issue of gun violence.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Firefighters rescue boy who got stuck in home’s chimney

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix firefighters rescued a 13-year-old boy who got stuck in a chimney while playing with his friends on a roof.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Fight breaks out at Newark anti- violence rally

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - An anti-violence demonstration in Newark, New Jersey, devolved into a physical altercation between two activists.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Man crushed to death by falling elevator

NEW YORK (AP) - A falling elevator trapped and crushed a man to death on New Year's Eve, and witnesses said he helped a woman to safety before losing his own life.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Emails reveal coordination after teen’s death

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings closely coordinated their response in the months after a white officer fatally shot a black teenager in 2014, newly released emails revealed.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama explores unilateral steps on guns

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of "a dangerous few" without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NEW LAWS IN 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Court rule changes should cut lawsuits’ cost, time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines - not to mention the companies that run them.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


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Police: Teen didn’t want to go to school, shoots family

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy got into an argument with his family when he didn't want to get out of bed and go ...

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Kelly says she doesn’t expect Donald Trump hostility in debate

NEW YORK (AP) - Anticipating another appearance on a debate stage with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly says their public feud hasn't ...

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Gov. Christie’s thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Carson drops bid for presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took ...

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Lawmaker accused of trying to lure teen into sex encounter

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A state representative was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


FBI, Apple clash before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Before Trump, there was Jesse Ventura & big victory

CHICAGO (AP) - He was a candidate few thought stood a chance. Best known as a television showman, he seemed more interested in self-promotion than winning ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Homecoming for spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


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