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Al fresco with Fido: NY law allows dogs on restaurant patios

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Dogs may now venture onto restaurant patios under a new state law allowing restaurants to open outdoor dining areas to them.

October 28, 2015 | | Nation


Indiana Jones arrested after 100 mph chase

RUSHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Indiana Jones couldn't outrace his pursuers this time.

October 28, 2015 | | Nation


Budget: No shutdown, no default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order to Capitol Hill and ending the threat of government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president takes office.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Salem witch takes warlock to court over alleged harassment

BOSTON (AP) - A Salem, Massachusetts, woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


‘Pregnant man’ pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

PHOENIX (AP) - A transgender man in Arizona who was accused of stalking his estranged wife last year pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct Tuesday.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Fatally scalded inmate was kept in cell with broken heater

BALTIME (AP) - A convicted murderer under observation for behavioral problems was allowed to remain in his cell as he destroyed a radiator over an 8-hour period, eventually flooding the tier with water and scalding himself to death, according to an internal investigative report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Students protest Trump’s appearance at Iowa high school, says he’s a bully

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Hundreds of students, parents and other Sioux City residents protested Donald Trump's appearance at a northwestern Iowa high school on Tuesday, saying the Republican presidential candidate's rhetoric about immigrants violates the school's anti-bullying policy.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


85-year-old jewel thief arrested at upscale mall

ATLANTA (AP) - Ten years ago, when she was 75 years old, Doris Payne swore she was done with a lifetime of pilfering jewels across two continents. Several arrests later, in 2013, she said again that she was leaving that life behind.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Speaker Boehner’s last deal: 2-year budget, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner is making one final appeal to restive Republicans: Pass a hard-won agreement with President Barack Obama to fund the government and forestall a debt crisis before Rep. Paul Ryan assumes the top job later this week. But he encountered immediate resistance when he laid out the plan Monday night.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit seeks 3rd option besides male, female on USA passport

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-soldier convicted in thrill killing leaves prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho soldier has been released from prison four years after he admitted shooting an unarmed Afghan boy for sport and posing for photographs with the victim's corpse as part of what prosecutors described as a series of thrill killings by a rogue group of U.S. troops.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Video shows school officer tossing student in SC classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect tattooed ‘mom’ on self after killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man who is accused of killing his mother by shooting her and attacking her with a bat and butcher knife was tattooing the word "Mom" on his leg when he was arrested, according to court records released Monday.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


100-plus required tests thruh 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

October 26, 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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