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Arkansas execution drugs meet potency requirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The three drugs Arkansas plans to use to execute eight inmates meet federal potency and purity requirements, according to a laboratory hired by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Expert: Suspect didn’t pose a threat when officer kicked him

DOVER, Del. (AP) - An expert in police tactics and use of force said Wednesday that he thinks a white police officer in Delaware delivered a "vicious blow" in kicking a black suspect in the head, breaking his jaw and knocking him out.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Mother on trial for assaulting tot on Alaska-Hawaii flight

HONOLULU (AP) - A mother on trial for allegedly assaulting her 15-month-old daughter during a flight from Alaska to Hawaii didn't do anything that went beyond "proper parental discipline," her federal public defender told jurors Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that's considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Missouri clinic to keep abortion license during court battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that a Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic can keep its abortion license at least until late December, a move that doesn't allow the facility to immediately resume terminating pregnancies but could smooth its path to restoring the service.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


NFL moves Pete Morelli’s crew off Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli's crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


SF approves $290k payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey that claimed the city unfairly jacked up fees to use a city landmark for his lavish wedding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Central Valley judge removed for violating judicial ethics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Central Valley judge who hatched a deceptive scheme to woo his court clerk and showered her with gifts that included a car was ordered removed from the bench Tuesday by the state's judicial disciplinary commission.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California man pleads guilty to trying to join extremists

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to join Islamic extremists in Syria and could face up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Fresno Democrat Perea resigns from California Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno, who has led a group of moderate Democrats in the state Legislature this year, announced Tuesday he is resigning to pursue another job, likely in the private sector.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California sues 2 car charities over administrative costs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state attorney general and county prosecutors on Tuesday sued two Southern California car donation charities that they say lie to donors about how much goes to charitable causes.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


FBI: Background checks for gun sales peak on Black Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI processed a record number of firearms background checks on Black Friday, the agency said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate death of Alaska’s capital city mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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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


Obamas share favorite holiday tunes

HONOLULU (AP) - Ever wonder what music gets President Barack Obama in the Christmas mood?

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Virtual reality is finally here

NEW YORK (AP) - With the launch of Samsung's Gear VR headset a few weeks ago, virtual reality for the masses is finally a thing ...

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


X-ray vision? New $300 Tech making it a reality

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Booze & cold deadly in Gallup

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Carl Smith found his son's body in a cold, open field, not far from the Route 66 saloon where the ...

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Trump denies using ‘vulgar’ language to mock Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected reports that he used vulgarity in describing Democrat Hillary Clinton's primary loss to now-President ...

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


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