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Poll shows support is growing for stricter laws

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation

Judge tosses woman’s tornado- related suit against Home Depot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the devastating 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation

University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault of woman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation

Pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit Philly streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation

Democrats bedeviled a new by email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party's own making.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation

Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade.

July 21, 2016 | | Nation

Records: Minnesota officer may have interacted with Castile

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, newly released records released show.

July 21, 2016 | | Nation

Trump seeks to dismiss lawsuit over Trump University

SAN DIEGO (AP) - One day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president of the United States, his lawyers will be in court to try to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that the business mogul defrauded customers who took courses with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University.

July 21, 2016 | | Nation

Chapman’s 105.1 mph pitch matches fastest since 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - The 105.1 mph pitch from Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to Baltimore's J.J. Hardy matched the fastest since Major League Baseball began tracking speeds in 2008.

July 20, 2016 | | Nation

Hundreds of California recycling centers shut down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - More than a fifth of California's recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND (AP) - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who kicked off the Republican convention by assuring voters that the brash candidate has the character and determination to unite a divided nation.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is a medical mystery, health officials announced Monday.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Textbook reignites Mexican- American studies flap in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Activists and educators on Monday called a Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use across Texas biased and poorly researched and argued that its contents are especially offensive in a state where a majority of public school students are Hispanic.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Pulse gunman repeatedly taunted for being Muslim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse, according to records released Monday.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation

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Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Most teens vaping fruity flavors instead of nicotine

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton defends foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Florida Hispanics

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter’s drug company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate he took to his home

DENVER (AP) - A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Posting may elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

PHOENIX (AP) - A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

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