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Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

SONOMA (AP) - When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Is graffiti on building protected by federal law?

NEW YORK (AP) - For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" - a place where all five New York City boroughs come together - but painters traveled from as far as Japan and Brazil to tag, bomb and burn at what became a graffiti mecca and a tourist destination.

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over shrine revamp

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

October 21, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded veteran sees student debt forgiven but $62,000 tax bill

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's cancellation of his student loans.

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade.

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation.

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Nursing home teaches lessons on life

NEW YORK (AP) - In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a white-haired woman eats across from a teenager, to no one's surprise. And walking to the school bus, students pass wheelchairs and oxygen tanks as nonchalantly as if they were backpacks and notebooks.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

SONOMA (AP) - Santa Rosa firefighter Brandon Palmer has fought big blazes in his 20 years on the job, but the 81-hour shift he spent fighting the fire storm in his own neighborhood this week was still stunning.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off Trump drama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron," dismissing the brouhaha as the "petty stuff" of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren't hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


Las Vegas tourism sees changes in shooting aftermath

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


In Weinstein’s downfall creates a moment of reckoning for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) - If in a movie, Harvey Weinstein would probably cut the scenes of sexual harassment that have been described against him. They're too cliché.

October 09, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others.

October 07, 2017 | | Nation


Stymied police seek help in uncovering gunman’s motive

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000 leads, investigators confessed Friday they still don't know what drove him to mass murder, and they announced plans to put up billboards appealing for the public's help.

October 07, 2017 | | Nation


Traffic deaths spiked in 2016, including pedestrians killed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic fatalities rose 5.6 percent last year, with the biggest spikes in pedestrian and motorcyclist deaths, the government said Friday.

October 07, 2017 | | Nation


District apologizes for Trump answer on quiz

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the possible answers on a multiple-choice online English test given at a Wyoming high school was "shooting at (President Donald) Trump," angering parents and prompting school officials to take down the test and apologize.

October 07, 2017 | | Nation


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White House locked down over after vehicle strikes barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Parents face new charges in torture case of 13 kids

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Senator seeking Democratic backing endorsement days after resigning

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California Democrat plans to seek his party's endorsement for a state Senate seat at Saturday's convention just days after ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Interior makeover would diminish Washington’s power

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at age 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


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