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Times Square end-of-year preparations in full swing

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Relatives of 2 blacks killed by Chicago police question shootings

CHICAGO (AP) - Grieving relatives and friends of two people shot and killed by Chicago police said Sunday the slayings raised concerns about why officers "shoot first and ask questions later," adding that law enforcement officials had failed the city's residents.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado marijuana banking case tests federal drug rules

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government's stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


11 die in Texas tornadoes, Midwest flooding kills 12

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while 12 people died in flooding in the Midwest.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


2,000 teens create mayhem, at shopping mall in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A suburban Louisville mall reopened Sunday with extra security, a day after closing early when roving bands of unruly teens caused a series of disturbances that required police to bring in reinforcements to quell the violence.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Medical pot business lures ex-cops

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - With fewer than 4,000 approved patients, the nascent medical marijuana business in Illinois is off to a slow start. Yet it hasn't kept away a cadre of cannabis entrepreneurs who once relied on guns, badges, tough drug laws and lengthy prison sentences to fight the drug.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


FedEx fails to Deliver all gifts on Christmas Eve

NERW YORK (AP) - Unlike Santa Claus, Federal Express wasn't be able to make all its scheduled deliveries on Christmas Eve.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


African migrants hit it big in Spain Christmas lottery

MADRID (AP) - About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of Spain's Christmas lottery, according to the owner of the lottery agency that sold more than 1,000 tickets that shelled out 400,000 euros ($438,000) each.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Kiddie tablets ‘grow up’ with competition

NEW YORK (AP) - Kiddie tablets have grown up.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


CHRISTMAS EVE MASS

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis' Christmas Eve Mass homily, which he delivered in Italian.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Atheists question legislator’s Christmas video

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An atheist group questioned Thursday whether a Republican legislator improperly used state resources to produce a Christmas greeting video in which he encourages people to become Christians and quotes Bible verses.

December 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man killed home intruder but also brother, housemate

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former juvenile delinquent fatally shot an armed robber who broke into his apartment through a bathroom window and accidentally shot and killed his visiting teenage brother and his housemate while exchanging shots with the intruder, a district attorney said Wednesday.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Guard who stopped mall robbery suspect called hero

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A retired police detective is being hailed as a hero for engaging in what authorities called a "life-and-death struggle" to apprehend a robbery suspect at a crowded suburban shopping mall.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


15 arrests as protest blocks Minneapolis airport access

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday during a Black Lives Matter rally that also briefly shut down part of the nation's largest mall.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


Utility agrees to faster resident relocation amid SoCal gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California Gas Co. on Wednesday agreed to speed up the relocation of residents affected by a now 2-month-old gas leak in Los Angeles.

December 23, 2015 | | Nation


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GOP devotes $250M to Keep House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gun rights supporters - many carrying rifles and ammunition - gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Trump: US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical weapons from being used

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


‘Treated unfairly’: Trump pardons ‘Scooter’ Libby

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump issued a pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


Trump cries ‘slime ball’ after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump laced into James Comey as an "untruthful slime ball" on Friday as the White House and the national Republican Party ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


When Bush, Obama sent troops to border

HOUSTON (AP) - Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Trump transportation grants ditch bicycle lanes, walkways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That's so Obama-era.

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the ‘right thing’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Michigan’s top court hearing cases over guns, & schools

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


USS Thresher submarine crew remembered on 55th anniversary of deadly disaster

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Family members of sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history are grateful for the sense of community surrounding ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Trump once fought measure requiring sprinklers in buildings

NEW YORK (AP) - The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers - a requirement Donald ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks Indianapolis crowd

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


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