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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


Detroit-area priest who stole money gets 27 months in prison

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area Roman Catholic priest who said he "stained" his profession by embezzling more than $500,000 was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


North Carolina’s 2016 candidates begin filing, eyes on March

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Soldier who lost all 4 limbs hopes book inspires others

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Board changes residency rules for legal pot businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


North Carolina’s 2016 candidates begin filing, eyes on March

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Soldier who lost all 4 limbs hopes book inspires others

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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Marches in protest of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States today to mark May Day and protest against President Donald ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


School vouchers rising in many GOP states

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


NYC mayor wants free preschool for 3-year-olds

NEW YORK (AP) - Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City's mayor win office in 2013.

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump warning North Korea’s missiles will eventually get better

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Washington state school district halts international student trips

KENT, Wash. (AP) - A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn't be ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


11 killed by storms, in South & Midwest

CANTON, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

WASHINGTON (AP) - Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year.

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Teen sells $1M in custom socks

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Seventeen-year-old Oregon resident Brennan Agranoff spends his days going to school, doing chores and running his custom-design sock business.

April 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump heads into tough week over budget, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK (AP) - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Police ambush killer’s strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Study: Whale and boat collisions is more common

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie "Dog Years ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


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