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Mayor defends fire company’s choice of sex offender as chief

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's re-election of a registered sex offender as its fire chief.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Voodoo adherents worry about backlash after recent crimes

BOSTON (AP) - Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive.But practitioners of Haitian Vodou, which adherents spell differently to distinguish it from other variants, say the religion does not sanction violence and fear the crimes will spark a backlash against their community."We are being targeted," said Maude Evans, a Haitian native and Vodou priestess in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood. "I'm really concerned that that's how it's going to be from now on. They will do things and blame it on Vodou ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Police: Boy in ambulance hit by driver now fighting for life

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - An ambulance carrying a young boy to a hospital for treatment was hit early Sunday by a drunken driver in North Carolina, overturning the medical transport and leaving the boy fighting for his life, authorities said.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no arrests were ever made, incident reports from the Columbus suburb of Westerville show.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Man arrested in woman’s death says victim hired him

DENVER (AP) - A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told investigators she hired him to kill her, court records said.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


School science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Cyclist killed, another injured in Tour de Palm Springs

INDIO HILLS (AP) - A car seen driving down a road at twice the speed limit barreled into cyclists racing in California's Tour de Palm Springs, killing one person and seriously injuring another, police said.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Crisis drives harder look at aging dams

OROVILLE (AP) - One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old, towering Oroville Dam say they are looking hard at how they overlooked its built-in weaknesses for decades.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher to resolve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both parties, and those rifts are likely to make the next fight over immigration even more challenging.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


USA’s flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Trump won’t declassify Demo memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI's Russia probe.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


99-year-old in fatal crash passed eye, road tests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A 99-year-old man who investigators say killed two teenagers this week by driving his RV on the wrong side of a Florida highway was cleared to drive in Michigan last month after he passed vision, paper and road tests and got the approval of two medical professionals, a state spokesman said Friday.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Firefighter arrested in burglaries of fire stations

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix firefighter was arrested Friday after authorities said he broke into fire stations and stole from colleagues, sometimes after setting fires to keep them away.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


US stocks swing back to gains

NEW YORK (AP) - A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


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NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) - Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

February 26, 2018 | | Nation


Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


5 dead after tornado, flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

ATLANTA (AP) - Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill targets ‘snoopers’

ATLANTA (AP) - Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera - accompanied by a second annual price ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have detained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evacuation of a Florida high ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Studies increasingly clear: Uber & Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) - One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Q&A: Comcast exec on the future of the cable bundle

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Michelle Obama to release memoir

NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


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