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Ex-speaker, once a major powerbroker, is convicted in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Winter storm dumping snow in the northern U.S. Plains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Schools called off classes and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Plains, while states farther south worked to recover from a weekend of icy weather and deadly flooding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An estimated 5,000 untested rape kits are in New Mexico's crime labs and warehouses, and it could take five years to work through the backlog, state officials said Monday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

HONOLULU (AP) - The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


‘Gods of Egypt’ studio, director apologize for white cast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Frank Sinatra’s birthplace commemorates his 100th its way

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, New York. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding the centennial of his birth to be a very good year.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy

CLEVELAND (AP) - Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers

Associated Press

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Storm in southern Plains; more flooding possible

DALLAS (AP) - A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


‘No more baby parts’: Reclusive suspect’s words draw focus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Robert Lewis Dear told authorities "no more baby parts" after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect charged

NEW FLORENCE, Pa. (AP) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide Sunday.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Attorney: White House fence jump was act of protest

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag was committing civil disobedience and had no plans to harm himself or others, his attorney said Sunday.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


University of Chicago cancels Monday classes after threat

CHICAGO (AP) - The University of Chicago canceled all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus following an online threat of gun violence passed on by the FBI.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


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Ivanka will donate book proceeds to charity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump said Thursday she is donating proceeds from her upcoming book to charity, with the first grants going to the National Urban ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale

TILLER, Ore. (AP) - In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

MARION, Ill. (AP) - The flip of a coin on Thursday decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks of slowed breathing ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


New ‘delicioso’ postage stamps dedicated to Latino cuisine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From the kitchen table to the mail, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday recognized the influence of Latino foods and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas set to execute first murderer since 2005

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Pence: ‘Era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas fights to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Professor sues Wal- Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Roadside memorials a tricky matter for mourners, officials

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As roadside memorials become more common on roadways in the wake of fatal crashes, efforts to regulate these makeshift sites can ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack

CINCINNATI (AP) - At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Neil Gorsuch sworn in to restore conservative tilt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


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