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More against NYC ban on large sugary drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Black bear euthanized after eating Canada murderer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that ate the remains of a convicted murderer.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Women engineers trace tech gender gap to childhood education decisions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Gory incidents: Online 'zombie' talk grows

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man's face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


George Zimmerman in police custody

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

CHICAGO (AP) - Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Venus takes center stage in rare sky show that won’t happen for 100 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a spectacle that won't repeat for another century - the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.

June 02, 2012 | | Nation


Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument of being steward of recovery

CHICAGO (AP) - The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth - and the president's political prospects, too.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument of being steward of recovery

CHICAGO (AP) - The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth - and the president's political prospects, too.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Man accused of cannibalism ranted on Facebook

JOPPATOWNE, Maryland (AP) - The college student suspected of killing and eating parts of a man staying at his home ranted months ago about "mass human sacrifices" on Facebook, one of several details that emerged Friday in the second gruesome case of alleged cannibalism in the U.S. in a week.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

BODY OF MISSING FLA. BABY FOUND IN TRUNK: CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 1-month-old baby was found dead Friday in the trunk of a car in Florida, and the boy's father has been taken into custody, police said.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Zimmerman back to jail; judge says he lied to court during his bail hearing

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Trayvon Martin's shooter must return to jail, a judge ordered Friday in a strongly worded ruling that said George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain bond in a case that hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the teen was killed.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

POLICE: 'HERO' SAVED OTHERS IN SEATTLE SHOOTINGS: SEATTLE (AP) - Someone inside an artsy Seattle cafe where a gunman opened fire threw stools at the assailant during a shooting rampage police described as "callous, horrific and cold," a move that allowed others to run to safety.

May 31, 2012 | | Nation


Defense of Marriage Act heads to US Supreme Court over benefits

BOSTON (AP) - A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.

May 31, 2012 | | Nation


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Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests at funerals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

March 20, 2014 | | Nation


Life for man who killed parents then threw party with bodies still in house

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man accused of killing his parents and then throwing a party with their bodies still inside their house was ordered Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

March 20, 2014 | | Nation


Trial set for drive-by Amish buggy horse shooting

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A man from Pennsylvania's Amish country is headed to trial in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with a family inside.

March 20, 2014 | | Nation


Sanctions target Putin’s inner circle

WASHINGTON (AP) - Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

March 20, 2014 | | Nation


2 objects seen in sea best lead

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Search planes joined a freighter early Friday to scan rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth after satellite images detected possible pieces from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

March 20, 2014 | | Nation


2 Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Four gunmen with pistols stuffed into their socks attacked a luxury hotel frequented by foreigners in Afghanistan's capital Thursday, just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious assault on a police station in eastern Afghanistan.

March 20, 2014 | | Nation


Ukraine plans pullout from Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) - Surrendering to Russia's inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces seized control of Kiev's naval headquarters here and detained its commander.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


States prevail in voter citizenship suit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in a decision that could encourage other Republican-led states to consider similar policies.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


Malaysia, FBI analyze missing pilot’s simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The FBI joined forces with Malaysian authorities in analyzing deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, while distraught relatives of the passengers unleashed their anger - wailing in frustration at 12 days of uncertainty.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell

NEW YORK (AP) - Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


More than 100 people found in house

HOUSTON (AP) - A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


Gunshot in ‘Thunder’ case narrowly missed

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man who tried to make off with a suitcase full of costumes and props used by the all-male revue Thunder From Down Under fired a shot at the head of one cast member before being subdued and left with a black eye, police said Wednesday.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


Conduct in neglect case not criminal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Accompanied only by the family dog and his toy truck, a 3-year-old boy wandered the streets near his Oregon home in June 2011 while his father slept.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


Half adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

ATLANTA (AP) - Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


FedEx profit up, but misses expectations

DALLAS (AP) - FedEx Corp. says its latest quarterly profit rose 5 percent from a year ago despite storms that raised the company's costs, but the results were below analysts' expectations.

March 19, 2014 | | Nation


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