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Providence’s dancing cop says he was fired over protest effort

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence's famous dancing cop said he was fired Tuesday from directing holiday traffic for organizing a protest last month against a Dunkin' Donuts worker who wrote "#blacklivesmatter" on another police officer's coffee cup in Rhode Island.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


HOLIDAY SHOPPING

NEW YORK (AP) - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco chicken salad sales

SEATTLE (AP) - Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

BRUSSELS (AP) - A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect's mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest - or fleeing in fear.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Texas woman seeks return of film showing JFK assassination

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman said Monday that she's suing a federal agency to force the return of a film shot by her grandfather that shows a portion of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Ministers have tense meeting with mayor over police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - Amid concerns about possible unrest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a tense meeting with ministers and others Monday to discuss the upcoming release of a video that shows a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Mom to 911: Son trying to bite people; dies after struggle

ATLANTA (AP) - The mother of a man who died after a struggle with sheriff's deputies in Georgia can be heard in a 911 call screaming that her son is trying to bite people.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) - An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, a threshold that could include some remote-controlled toys, industry officials said.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Condo board wants pet DNA

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


Experts: Big premium increases for drug plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


Former baby sitter charged with kidnapping

HAMILTON, Mass. (AP) - The former baby sitter of a toddler who disappeared from her home and was found sitting by the side of a road miles away - alone, naked and with her head shaved - has been charged with kidnapping, police said Saturday.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


Deer hunt in recreational area sparks backlash

BOSTON (AP) - A plan to allow hunting in a nearly 11-square-mile swath of pristine forest within sight of downtown Boston to thin the exploding deer population is coming under fire from activists who insist that contraception and other more humane methods be used.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


Hollywood studio pays off ‘Barefoot Bandit’s’ restitution

SEATTLE (AP) - A Hollywood studio has paid more than $1 million to settle the "Barefoot Bandit's" court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


College presidents defend importance of free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - As debates about race and other social issues flare on campuses, college presidents are increasingly intervening to draw a line when cultural sensitivity conflicts with freedom of speech.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) - Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON (AP) - Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room - but ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


YouTube reverses some of posting restrictions on gay-themed content

SAN BRUNO (AP) - The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Target revamps stores for those in a rush, those who ramble

NEW YORK (AP) - In a move to bring shoppers back to its stores, Target is embarking on an ambitious redesign aimed at helping people who ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Intel documents offer no evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered ...

March 19, 2017 | | Nation


Cost may rise for many older Americans

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) - Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald ...

March 19, 2017 | | Nation


Stay in Dublin brewery bar for 1 night

DUBLIN (AP) - Guinness is inviting its first sleepover guest in the Dublin brewery's 258-year history - by transforming its rooftop bar into a penthouse with ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


White woman’s use of Mardi Gras krewe blackface stirs debate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's blackface -- the racist, minstrel-show practice of whites imitating blacks.

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring's intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect

SEATTLE (AP) - More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Judge nixes stiffer sentence for Dylann Roof’s friend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Dylann Roof's friend should not get an unusually tough prison sentence for failing to warn police about Roof's plans ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Flooded wastewater plant relying on sewage- eating bugs

SEATTLE (AP) - Managers at a flooded wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound are counting on bugs to get the ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


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