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Man jailed after student threatened over “Star Wars” spoiler online

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Judge upholds ‘gun violence tax,’ dismisses NRA lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) - A judge upheld Seattle's so-called gun violence tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Columbia University: Massive landslide found in remote Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Scientists say they've discovered a massive landslide in an uninhabited area of eastern Alaska that's the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Son, upset about bedbugs, killed elderly mother

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prosecutors say a Minneapolis man admitted that he killed his 89-year-old mother because he was upset that a bedbug outbreak would get her kicked out of her home.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Woman dies after being forcibly removed from Florida hospital

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday.

December 22, 2015 | | Nation


Did worker plant bomb under bosses’ bed?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A bomb in a crawl space sent the owners of a northwest Louisiana horse farm flying from their bed to the floor, but they walked away uninjured by the bomb, daggerlike splinters from their hardwood floor or shrapnel that hit the ceiling, one owner said Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


International students gripe about bad food at Ohio college

CLEVELAND (AP) - A ruckus over the cultural sensitivity of cafeteria food at Ohio's Oberlin College has led to heaping servings of both derision and sympathy.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect in Vegas crash said she was stressed living in car

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A homeless woman accused of slamming a car carrying her 3-year-old daughter into a crowd of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip told authorities she was stressed out after being chased by security guards from parking lots where she had been trying to sleep before the crash, according to a police report obtained Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Bear pulls Boy Scout leader in cave by foot; Scouts get help

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A Boy Scout leader was pulled into a cave by a bear in northern New Jersey but beat the animal away with a rock hammer while the three Scouts with him called for help, authorities said.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Man accused of buying guns denied bail

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The man accused of buying the assault rifles his longtime friend used in the San Bernardino massacre is a danger to the community and will remain in custody as he faces a terrorism-related charge, a judge ruled Monday.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Dozens of dogs poisoned then fatally shot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A humane society official said Monday that dozens of dogs were fed hotdogs laced with sleeping pills then shot to death in rural northern Arkansas.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Rent, food, gas, raises

Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close to home: Raises, rent, gas, food and health.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Feds requiring consumer warnings about older Java

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - PC users will see more warnings about the dangers of keeping outdated software on their machines, under a legal settlement negotiated by tech giant Oracle and regulators at the Federal Trade Commission.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more amazing feat, it landed the 15-story leftover booster back on Earth safely.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


Contract to manage nuke lab up for grabs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The annual $2 billion contract to manage one of the federal government's premier nuclear weapons laboratories will be up for grabs after 2017.

December 21, 2015 | | Nation


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Mass shootings aren’t more frequent but they are much deadlier

ATLANTA (AP) - It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they ...

December 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) - The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions ...

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Price hikes push insurance shoppers into hard choices

BRYSON, Texas (AP) - Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options.

December 10, 2017 | | Nation


Evans says Giants have parameters of Stanton trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco's flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of ...

December 08, 2017 | | Nation


Pace of confirmations gives McConnell chance to bask in wins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers who's a possible candidate for his father's vacated U.S. House seat ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Democrats expect Franken will resign from US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded Missouri officer in stable condition after shooting

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect outside of the police station ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


House votes to kill Democrat’s resolution to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as most Democrats joined ...

December 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring ...

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Parties sober up

NEW YORK (AP) - 'Tis the season to keep that office holiday party from adding to the list of workplace sexual misconduct scandals.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


McDonald’s revives Dollar Menu with $1, $2 and $3 items

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dollar Menu is making a McComeback.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Man angry about parking stabbed 2, mowed down others

NEW YORK (AP) - A man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


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