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Professor sees meaning in garbage

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Global warming is carving changes into Alaska landscape in fire & ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


University of Texas removes Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Mount McKinley being renamed Denali

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


WHEN WELLS RUN DRY

By SCOTT SMITH

August 30, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | Nation


Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


CECIL & CAITLYN

NEW YORK (AP) - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


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Republicans say they’ll move to halt consumer watchdog rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they're looking to do the same to ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Facebook takes down pages of some legal Alaska pot shops

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Facebook has shut down pages set up by several businesses licensed to legally sell marijuana in Alaska, severing what some shop owners ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Cabela’s share- holders approve sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - Cabela's shareholders are giving a nod to the sale of the outdoor outfitter to rival Bass Pro Shops for roughly $4 ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Tesla adding service centers as Model 3 goes on sale

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla is expanding its service operations and hiring more than 1,000 technicians to meet expected demand for its ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It's unacceptable and ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Seattle approves income tax on wealthy residents

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's wealthiest would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax under legislation approved by the City Council, a ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Smart device makes domestic call

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) - A 911 call believed to have been triggered by a voice-activated smart device was credited with alerting sheriff's deputies in ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


FBI: Army sergeant pledged allegiance to Islamic State group

HONOLULU (AP) - An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


3-year-old killed for drinking milk from jug

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend's 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Animal advocates challenge dog death penalty

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge is being asked to decide whether Connecticut has violated the rights of dog owners by holding animals deemed dangerous ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least 12 dead

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - A U.S. Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Policeman who appeared to kick man in head on video is fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate who paused to chew gum while killing guard gets life

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A prison inmate who briefly stopped his fatal bloody stabbing attack on a guard to clean his hand and chew gum from ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Man dies as air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

DETROIT (AP) - Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Electric car maker scraps plans for $1B Vegas plant

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


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