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GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without Congress’ signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Man held on Nazi death camp charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Dead dog found in freezer donated to thrift shop

LOMA LINDA (AP) - Southern California authorities say a freezer donated to a thrift shop contained an unwelcome surprise - a dead dog.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Board unwittingly OKs slavery reparations

DALLAS (AP) - Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African-Americans for slavery - without even realizing they had done so.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


1 dead, 2 hurt in fireworks explosion

TENINO, Wash. (AP) - A 74-year-old man injured in an explosion Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant in Washington state died at the scene from his injuries.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Asthma rates drop, experts not breathing easier

NEW YORK (AP) - A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are cautious about claiming a downturn.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Small businesses get sales off Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) - A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Senators advocating 12-cent gas tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. transportation officials said Wednesday that details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information, after railroads sought to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents.

June 18, 2014 | | Nation


Break-in highlights gun-possessing clergy

PHOENIX (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest responding to a break-in at his downtown Phoenix church grabbed a handgun that police say ended up in the burglar's hands - and was then used to kill a fellow priest who tried to help.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation


Special forces seizes Benghazi suspect in deadly Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. special forces seized a "key leader" of the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attack and he is on his way to face trial in the U.S. for the fiery assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. It was the first breakthrough in the sudden overseas violence in 2012 that has become a festering political sore at home.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘Love thy neighbor’? Nuns sue nearby strip club

STONE PARK, Ill. (AP) - A convent of nuns in suburban Chicago has filed a lawsuit against a neighbor, a strip club they say plays throbbing music while the nuns try to pray.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation


Small plane crashes into Long Island yard killing pilot

EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) - A pilot radioed for help Tuesday just before his small plane crashed into the yard of a Long Island home and burst into flames, killing him.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation


Rare stamp sells for $9.5M

NEW YORK (AP) - A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp - again.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation


DMV: Boy can’t retake license photo in makeup

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says a boy who dresses as a girl may not have his driver's license photo retaken wearing makeup.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Times Square end-of-year preparations in full swing

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Relatives of 2 blacks killed by Chicago police question shootings

CHICAGO (AP) - Grieving relatives and friends of two people shot and killed by Chicago police said Sunday the slayings raised concerns about why officers "shoot ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado marijuana banking case tests federal drug rules

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government's stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


11 die in Texas tornadoes, Midwest flooding kills 12

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


2,000 teens create mayhem, at shopping mall in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A suburban Louisville mall reopened Sunday with extra security, a day after closing early when roving bands of unruly teens caused a ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Medical pot business lures ex-cops

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - With fewer than 4,000 approved patients, the nascent medical marijuana business in Illinois is off to a slow start. Yet it ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


FedEx fails to Deliver all gifts on Christmas Eve

NERW YORK (AP) - Unlike Santa Claus, Federal Express wasn't be able to make all its scheduled deliveries on Christmas Eve.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


African migrants hit it big in Spain Christmas lottery

MADRID (AP) - About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of ...

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Kiddie tablets ‘grow up’ with competition

NEW YORK (AP) - Kiddie tablets have grown up.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


CHRISTMAS EVE MASS

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis' Christmas Eve Mass homily, which he delivered in Italian.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Atheists question legislator’s Christmas video

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An atheist group questioned Thursday whether a Republican legislator improperly used state resources to produce a Christmas greeting video in which he ...

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man killed home intruder but also brother, housemate

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former juvenile delinquent fatally shot an armed robber who broke into his apartment through a bathroom window and accidentally shot and killed ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Guard who stopped mall robbery suspect called hero

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A retired police detective is being hailed as a hero for engaging in what authorities called a "life-and-death struggle" to apprehend ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


15 arrests as protest blocks Minneapolis airport access

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday during a Black Lives ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Utility agrees to faster resident relocation amid SoCal gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California Gas Co. on Wednesday agreed to speed up the relocation of residents affected by a now 2-month-old gas leak in ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


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