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Ranks drop after year of policy change

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday that it lost 6 percent of its membership after an often-bruising year in which it announced it would accept openly gay boys for the first time, over the objections of some participants who eventually left the organization.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Barbie to feature in this year’s SI Swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) - After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Navajo president blocks tax on junk food

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation president has vetoed a proposal to impose an additional tax on chips, cookies and sweetened beverages on the country's largest reservation, but the legislation could be resurrected later.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Email for help leads to 3 child abuse arrests

CINCINNATI (AP) - A girl beaten and tied to her bed, sometimes for weeks at a time, won freedom for herself and her siblings by emailing a teacher at her online school to plead for help, officials said Wednesday.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Hawaii considers making it official with ukulele

HONOLULU (AP) - Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis's "Blue Hawaii," of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Stroke risk tied to weather swings

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Study disputes value of routine mammograms

TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Washington governor suspends death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he's in office, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

Sierra storm doubles snowpack, eases drought pain

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Drought worries are far from over, but the weekend storm in the Sierra more than doubled the mountain snowpack and should ensure normal river flows into western Nevada for at least part of the summer, federal water officials say.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing

HOUSTON (AP) - Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

Happy Meal heroin suspect in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman accused of hiding heroin in Happy Meals and selling them from a Pittsburgh drive-thru has been "emotionally crushed" by the allegations, her defense attorney said Tuesday, though he stopped short of denying the charges.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

Package explodes, killing lawyer at home

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators said Tuesday that a package sent to a rural Tennessee home exploded, killing a lawyer who lived there and injuring a woman.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

Trooper who stopped cop sues after harassment

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Jane Watts was on routine patrol early one morning when a Miami police car whizzed past at speeds that would eventually top 120 mph. Even with her blue lights flashing and siren blaring, it took Watts more than seven minutes to pull the speeder over.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

Gay teen achieves Eagle Scout milestone

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) - Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

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Man admits forcing illegal terms to do ‘slave-like’ egg farm work

MARION, Ohio (AP) - The thousand-mile journey to the Texas border was supposed to bring the Guatemalan teenagers to a better life. Instead, it was the ...

August 24, 2015 | | Nation

NRA sues Seattle’s over new ‘gun violence tax’

SEATTLE (AP) - Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun ...

August 24, 2015 | | Nation

Tardy tax filers risk loss of subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't start for another couple of months, but the next few days ...

August 24, 2015 | | Nation

Zip line regulations scrutinized

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - As 12-year-old Bonnie Sanders Burney soared over a 40-foot ravine at her sleep-away camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tether ...

August 24, 2015 | | Nation

Apple’s stock cuts losses after CEO emails about China

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple shares helped lead the stock market on a steep dive Monday morning, but the tech giant made a partial recovery after CEO ...

August 24, 2015 | | Nation

Teens are shopping more like their parents

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she's particular about what she wears.

August 24, 2015 | | Nation

Jimmy Carter’s cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) - The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Casey Anthony prosecutor: No crime committed on website

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor who gained national attention as a key player in the unsuccessful murder prosecution of Casey Anthony said Sunday that he ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Judge orders immigrant kids released from detention

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

New Mexico boasts world’s longest tamale

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world's longest tamale Saturday morning.

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

NY stages topless parade with 60 cities worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway put on a very different kind of matinee on Sunday: dozens of bare-chested women and men parading down the Great White ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Nevada sheriff vows crackdown on Burning Man crime next week

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada sheriff is promising to crack down on any crime occurring in the Black Rock Desert at next week's Burning ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

First two women to pass Ranger School are Army pilot, military cop

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - The first two women to pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during ...

August 21, 2015 | | Nation

Stuff you didn’t know you could do on Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) - Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

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