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Florida surpasses NY in population

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's official: Florida has surpassed New York in population to become the third-most populous state in the union.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal seeks gun permits for pot users

DENVER (AP) - Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales. Now the state's voters may consider a ballot measure to allow pot smokers to carry a concealed firearm.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


NY mayor: Halt protests against police for now

NEW YORK (AP) - As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the executions of two officers.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Teen, 16, shot by shopper possible athletic-shoe envy

CINCINNATI (AP) - A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Railroads seek 1-person crews

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


British singer Joe Cocker succumbs to of lung cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

JUDGE OKS OKLAHOMA'S LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


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Alaska Gold Rush town struggles with hard-drinking legacy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is trying again to address hard drinking that's deeply ...

September 11, 2017 | | Nation


US commemorates 9/11; ceremonies at ground zero

NEW YORK (AP) - While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders

POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Irma set records; late weakening dampened its power

MIAMI (AP) - Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Guard couple ditch white wedding for fatigues as Irma nears

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


11-foot shark bites surfer’s board in half

SYDNEY (AP) - A 35-year-old surfer was taken to a hospital after a shark snapped his board, tore his hip and flung him into the air ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Florida gets coast-to-coast pummeling

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


As others tear down Confederate monuments, Alabama unveils 1

BRANTLEY, Ala. (AP) - As cities across the country are tearing down and relocating Confederate monuments, a county in southern Alabama on Sunday unveiled a new ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plans to lift limits on military gear for police officers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Armed judges in spotlight after gunman’s Ohio attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters

HOUSTON (AP) - Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


SOLAR ECLIPSE

If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.

August 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


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