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Salt Lake City elects its first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT community.

November 17, 2015 | | Nation


Foreign students in US up 10%

BOSTON (AP) - The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 years, according to new federal data. Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grew by only 5 percent, falling short of expectations.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Oregon man’s rampage Leaves dad, 2 pedestrians dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man attacked his parents before torching the home they all shared, stealing their SUV and intentionally running down pedestrians in a rampage that left three people dead, authorities said.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


NJ mall frees up Santa’s lap: No more $35 to $50 fee

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Santa Claus is free again.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire - any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Pot use in pregnancy may pose risks, warnings needed

CHICAGO (AP) - Warning: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding poses potential harms.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Mainer who shot intruder sues his landlord to keep gun for protection

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A disabled former lobsterman who shot an intruder after buying a gun to defend himself sued his landlord Monday over a policy that prohibits him from keeping a gun in his subsidized apartment.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Viral review triggers run on Wal-Mart pies

NEW YORK (AP) - Two million pounds of sweet potatoes. That's what it's going to take to get Patti LaBelle's suddenly famous sweet potato pie back onto shelves at Wal-Mart.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton goes after Sanders on taxes

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Sunday that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and "scrap" President Barack Obama's health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Hog manure fuels natural gas project

ALBANY, Mo. (AP) - One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


3 student leaders called on to resign

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Student leader: School has racism, unity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri - a school now known for one student's hunger strike and other protests against the administration's handling of racial bias and hostility on campus - he promised to "ignite Mizzou."

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Donations drop after gay leader decision

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down - possibly a side effect of tension between the Scouts and the Mormon church over this summer's decision to allow gay Scout leaders.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


France bombs Islamic State HQ

PARIS (AP) - France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped thru police dragnet

PARIS (AP) - Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international manhunt, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


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George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss respond in harassment scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - George Takei took to Twitter on Saturday to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Boy shot by deputy called 911, gave description of himself

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An eighth-grade boy who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in northern Wisconsin called 911 to report a man with ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Church holds 1st Sunday service since 26 killed

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from US

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey has dismissed as "utterly false, ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed paying millions of dollars to have ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

DENVER (AP) - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


From Snapchat to graffiti, public, schools react to racial incidents

CHICAGO (AP) - Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor: Court order allowing homeless camps creates hazard

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's mayor said Thursday a court order that's letting homeless camps stay in place despite a city ordinance banning them has ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Company that offered male higher wage than female sanctioned

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two teenagers whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant prompted a national discussion on pay inequality should receive back pay and ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Family: Woman died shielding grandson during church massacre

DALLAS (AP) - Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson when a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) - Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey - their first of the young Trump era ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


44 train engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of New Jersey Transit train engineers were sidelined because testing imposed after a deadly rail crash found they suffered from ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities review video of Texas church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Trump criticizes ‘one- sided’ Chinese trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


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