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Utah OKs reviving firing squads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


$243M to turn Astrodome into large civic park

HOUSTON (AP) - A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit research group focused on land use.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


Police: No evidence of gang- rape at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser's unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


Three dead in as scaffolding falls at high-rise

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


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March 23, 2015 | | Nation


More Americans turn to refund advances

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Baristas stop writing ‘Race Together’

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Brown calls Cruz ‘unfit’ to run for president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz' views on climate change make the Texas Republican unfit to run for president and that he would entertain making another bid for the White House himself if he were younger.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect dead, officer hurt in Arizona Wal-Mart brawl

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) - An overnight brawl in an Arizona Wal-Mart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Spend more, tax less

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


OK: Genetically engineered potatoes, apples

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Off-duty police in fatal wrong-way crash

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club drove the wrong way down a New York City highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer early Friday, killing an officer and a civilian and critically injuring two other policemen.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Benefit checks are accurate

Q: I am 82 years old. My husband is 85. Based on a recent column you wrote about wives getting benefits from their husband's account, I think I am due more money from Social Security. How do I go about getting what is rightfully mine?

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


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Dubai pushes for driverless cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Ruling stands that baker can’t cite religion

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Andra Day to appear on 40M Coke soda cups at McDonald’s

ATLANTA (AP) - Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


2 officers shot, suspect dead at Wal-Mart

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Wal-Mart ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio attorney general: Slayings of 8 ‘pre-planned execution’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities said Sunday, as they also revealed that ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Minnesota law agencies issue marijuana wax danger warning

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are warning of a rise in seizures of a potent marijuana concentrate.

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


1 dead, 1 ‘cooperating’ after shooting death during services

NORTH WALES, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a dispute between two members of a suburban Philadelphia church during a Sunday worship service ended with one person ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged Sunday toward another round of pivotal presidential primaries as their party leaders faced new questions ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Gunman wounds 2 outside prom

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) - An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Trump top suggestion to replace school’s name of Robert E. Lee

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A woman beat to death a 13-month-old girl under her care on a rural Montana Indian reservation, threw the baby's body ...

April 23, 2016 | | Nation


Drones may be new firefighting tool

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Researchers in Nebraska tested a new tool on Friday that could eventually help in fighting grass fires - drones.

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


Judge sentences defendant, spends night in jail with him

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation - then spent the night in the ...

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


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