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Univision asks court to dismiss $500M Trump lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Univision struck back Friday at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's $500 million lawsuit claiming that it unjustly broke a contract to broadcast beauty pageants, citing his "disgraceful allegations" about Mexican immigrants.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Wife of Kansas bail bondsman feared he wanted to kill her

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The wife of a Kansas bail bondsman charged with abusing his missing 7-year-old son said she feared her husband was plotting to kill her and the other children living in the home.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona couple convicted of imprisoning daughters

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A jury convicted an Arizona couple Friday of kidnapping and child abuse charges for imprisoning their three daughters, monitoring them through video feeds and forcing them to urinate and defecate in their closets.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Nebraska governor suspends efforts to obtain injection drugs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's governor announced Friday that the state will stop trying to obtain lethal injection drugs until after a statewide vote on capital punishment next November.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Chipotle warns of sales slide as E. coli outbreak expands

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle said Friday that an outbreak of E. coli linked to its restaurants sent sales plummeting by as much as 22 percent in recent weeks and that it could no longer reasonably estimate sales for next year.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-officers charged in New Mexico death ask to move trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The trial for two former Albuquerque police officers charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a homeless man should be moved to another city because of the high volume of media attention the case has received, defense attorneys said Friday in court documents.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Governors endorse prescreening tourists outside US

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Governors from 19 Western states called Friday for expansion of a program that screens international travelers at airports abroad, in a bid to encourage tourism and stop terrorists before they arrive in the U.S.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Following Paris attacks, NYC steps up outreach to Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) - In the aftermath of last month's Paris attacks, New York City officials have bolstered security and quietly stepped up outreach to Muslim residents, trying to calm fears of hate-filled retaliation and mend a relationship that has been fraught with mutual suspicion.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Officer killed in Planned Parenthood shooting honored

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A campus police officer killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting was honored Friday for volunteering to rush to the clinic as shots rang out, an act those who knew him say was driven by his sense of purpose and faith.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Skilled-trades workers at the Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant on Friday voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers, marking the union's first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


More US police charged with murder, manslaughter in 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Restaurant group sues NYC over salt-warning labels

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Christie veto showdown brings his gun positions to light

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As a young lawyer running for elected office for the first time, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was motivated to get into the 1993 state Senate race because of Republican lawmakers' attempts to repeal the state's ban on assault weapons.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Telescope opponents: Construction equipment must be removed

HONOLULU (AP) - Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope want construction equipment and vehicles removed from Mauna Kea now that the Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the project's permit.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Crews finish pumping tanks from sunken barge in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Salvage crews have finished pumping hazardous oil-based substances from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


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Medical pot business lures ex-cops

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - With fewer than 4,000 approved patients, the nascent medical marijuana business in Illinois is off to a slow start. Yet it ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


FedEx fails to Deliver all gifts on Christmas Eve

NERW YORK (AP) - Unlike Santa Claus, Federal Express wasn't be able to make all its scheduled deliveries on Christmas Eve.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


African migrants hit it big in Spain Christmas lottery

MADRID (AP) - About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of ...

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Kiddie tablets ‘grow up’ with competition

NEW YORK (AP) - Kiddie tablets have grown up.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


CHRISTMAS EVE MASS

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis' Christmas Eve Mass homily, which he delivered in Italian.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Atheists question legislator’s Christmas video

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An atheist group questioned Thursday whether a Republican legislator improperly used state resources to produce a Christmas greeting video in which he ...

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man killed home intruder but also brother, housemate

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former juvenile delinquent fatally shot an armed robber who broke into his apartment through a bathroom window and accidentally shot and killed ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Guard who stopped mall robbery suspect called hero

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A retired police detective is being hailed as a hero for engaging in what authorities called a "life-and-death struggle" to apprehend ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


15 arrests as protest blocks Minneapolis airport access

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday during a Black Lives ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Utility agrees to faster resident relocation amid SoCal gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California Gas Co. on Wednesday agreed to speed up the relocation of residents affected by a now 2-month-old gas leak in ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Probation for constables who dragged cuffed woman by legs

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two constables who handcuffed a woman and dragged her out of her home by her legs over an unpaid parking ticket have been ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Judge tosses counts in criminal case tied to PG&E pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than half of the felony counts Pacific Gas and Electric Co. faced from a natural-gas explosion that killed eight people near ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


NORAD prepares to track Santa’s journey

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Peterson Air Force base is getting ready for its annual holiday mission - tracking Santa's storybook sleigh ride around ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


‘Beatles say ‘let it be’: Fans can soon stream their music

NEW YORK (AP) - They love us, yeah! yeah! yeah!

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Countries clash to claim real Santa

HELSINKI (AP) - Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


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