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Disaster declarations in 11 states

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highlighting the financial strain the lack of rain is likely to bring to farmers in those regions.

January 16, 2014 | | Nation


Court could weigh in on cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court decided 40 years ago that police don't need a search warrant to look through anything a person is carrying when arrested. But that was long before smartphones gave people the ability to take with them the equivalent of millions of pages of documents or thousands of photographs.

January 16, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

US: $28 MILLION BITCOINS FORFEITURE IS A RECORD: NEW YORK (AP) - A record $28 million of bitcoins was formally transferred to the U.S. government several months after it was seized from the server of the black market website Silk Road after the government claimed the digital currency was used to facilitate money laundering, prosecutors announced Thursday.

January 16, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

US: $28 MILLION BITCOINS FORFEITURE IS A RECORD: NEW YORK (AP) - A record $28 million of bitcoins was formally transferred to the U.S. government several months after it was seized from the server of the black market website Silk Road after the government claimed the digital currency was used to facilitate money laundering, prosecutors announced Thursday.

January 16, 2014 | | Nation


Company in W.Va. chemical spill cited at second location

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The company responsible for the chemical spill in West Virginia moved its chemicals to a nearby plant that has already been cited for safety violations, including a backup containment wall with holes in it.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Thousands of fish dead in Nevada marina mystery

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Teen guilty in leaf-pile deaths

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A 19-year-old Oregon woman who drove an SUV into a pile of leaves that concealed two girls has been found guilty in the fatal hit-and-run case.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Birds sync wing beats in V formation

NEW YORK (AP) - The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Legal jam for some Christie aides?

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The George Washington Bridge traffic jam that was apparently engineered by allies of Gov. Chris Christie as political payback could lead to criminal charges such as conspiracy or official misconduct, legal experts say.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Pot debates continue even where it's legal to grown, use marijuana

DENVER (AP) - Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado and Washington, but debates over the drug are far from over. Here's a look at debates emerging in the states where the drug is already legal without a doctor's recommendation:

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Use of public assistance cards OK at pot shops

DENVER (AP) - Saying some neighborhoods have more pot shops than banks, Colorado Democrats on Wednesday rejected a proposal to ban the use of public assistance cards to obtain cash at marijuana-shop ATMs.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Gay marriage rulings build momentum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - In less than a month, two federal judges have struck down state bans on gay marriage for the same reason, concluding that they violate the Constitution's promise of equal treatment under the law.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Beijing air pollution at dangerously high levels; tall buildings disappear in haze

BEIJING (AP) - Beijing's skyscrapers receded into a dense gray smog Thursday as the capital saw the season's first wave of extremely dangerous pollution, with the concentration of toxic small particles registering more than two dozen times the level considered safe.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

WOODEN BOX AT GOODWILL CONTAINED DOG ASHES: TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The ashes of Onyx, a 165-pound rottweiler, were returned to her owner Wednesday, ending the mystery of a box purchased for $2.99 from a Puyallup Goodwill.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Billionaire hides $25M from IRS; gets praised by judge for donations

CHICAGO (AP) - The billionaire businessman behind Beanie Babies learned Tuesday that he won't go to prison for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities, and the judge who gave him two years' probation instead went to great lengths to praise his charitable giving.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA (AP) - The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Jackson apologies to fans for profanity -laden outburst

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - New York Yankees great Reggie Jackson says he's sorry for using profanity in public after a confrontation with an autograph-seeking ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Man, 85, says mail carrier saved his life

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - An 85-year-old Nebraska man credits a mail carrier with saving his life on a recent hot day after he fell in the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton confident about handling of emails

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Demos fret over ‘sharing economy; GOP moves in

DENVER (AP) - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Pet teacup porkers pack rescues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Theater gunman killed with legal handgun

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Mega-health deals bloom, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Tourists worried about fire nix their Glacier National Park trips

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


AT&T buys DirecTV, biggest traditional TV provider in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Jacket worn by Ringo Starr in movie gets $46K

BOSTON (AP) - The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" has sold at auction for more than ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


UBER APPROACH TO MEDICINE

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Bono teams up with Revo for eye care awareness

NEW YORK (AP) - Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


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