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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

2 arrested in Reno after commission meeting evacuated

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A man set off a panic and evacuation of the county commission chambers in Reno on Monday when he spilled an unknown green liquid on the public speaking lectern while making a statement about pollution in the city's drinking water supply.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Navy fighter jet crashes near Lemoore

LEMOORE (AP) - A Navy fighter jet crashed near a California military base Monday, but the pilot ejected and safely parachuted to the ground, authorities said.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Suspended student poured gasoline on security guard

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A suspended student poured gasoline from a soda container onto a school security guard on Monday when she was denied entrance to her western Pennsylvania high school, police and school officials said. Students were later dismissed as the smell of gas permeated the school.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Ex-peanut exec gets 28 years in prison

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Apple withdraws some China apps

BEIJING (AP) - Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

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Monitors at radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Google to give away software to Microsoft Office defectors

MOUTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is escalating an attack on Microsoft's lucrative Office software in an attempt to hit its longtime rival where it will ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuits could force VW to buy back cheating diesels

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. Some legal experts say the automaker could be ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

NEW YORK (AP) - Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Texas cuts off Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Potential delay on some upgrades to gov’t insurance site

WASHINGTON (AP) - With sign-up season starting in less than two weeks, the Obama administration indicated on Monday that some long-awaited upgrades to the government's ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Health law fine on the uninsured will more than double

WASHINGTON (AP) - The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

‘Hell on Wheels’ arrested for DUI

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a woman accused of drunken driving and hitting six vehicles initially identified herself to an officer as "Hell on ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

We will Rock U: College takes root in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) - It's a syllabus you can head bang to.

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

One rather large diamond for wedding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia couple who first met nine years ago on a softball diamond decided to team up there, too, tying ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

2 men seriously injured in shark attacks

HONOLULU (AP) - Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate shark attacks off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Family of 5 dead after SUV goes into lake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An entire family, including three young children, died Sunday after their vehicle went into a suburban Phoenix lake, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Finding alternatives to suspending students

DALLAS (AP) - The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb led to widespread ridicule of school ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Boy, 6, fatally shoots brother, 3

CHICAGO (AP) - A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers" with a gun their father told investigators he ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

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