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Man who tortured, killed dogs gets up to 28 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 25-year-old former presidential scholar and psychology major convicted of torturing, killing and dismembering seven dogs was sentenced to up to 28 years in Nevada state prison Thursday in what the judge, prosecutor and defense lawyer all agreed may be the most horrific crime they have ever seen in their decades of legal practice.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation


Rains drench East Coast; woman drowns in her vehicle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major flooding Thursday, drowning a woman whose car quickly filled up with water and prompting flash-flood warnings from historic Charleston to Washington, D.C.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation


Gunman kills 9 at college

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation


Casinos: We’re the good guys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The industry group representing casinos, racetracks and sports books in 40 states where gambling is legal wants there to be no confusing it for illegal gambling linked to violent organized crime.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Convicted of cigarette-smuggling

NEW YORK (AP) - A Maryland man accused of spearheading the smuggling of more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes into New York state was convicted Tuesday of racketeering but acquitted of charges that he plotted behind bars to get witnesses killed.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Mom accused of tossing baby to death from window

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a seventh-story window to her death was arrested Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, police said.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Officer’s gesture brings homeless man to tears

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Touched by the plight of a homeless man forced to walk several hours a day to his job, a Kansas police officer stepped up with a gesture that brought the man to tears.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Father: Sons accused of attacking him & his wife had ‘bad moment’

ATLANTA (AP) - Two brothers who were charged in an attack on their parents inside the family's suburban had "one bad moment," their father said.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Man accused of pulling out 3 of autistic 4-year-old’s teeth

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man watching a 4-year-old autistic boy for his live-in girlfriend severely beat the child, including pulling three of his teeth out, and left him bleeding and crying overnight, authorities in Pennsylvania alleged Monday.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Colleges ease application process with new website

BOSTON (AP) - More than 80 colleges are creating a website where students will be able to apply to dozens of them and get help along the way.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Va. governor rejects bid to halt inmate’s execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday denied a last-minute attempt to delay the execution of a convicted serial killer who says that his life should be spared because he is intellectually disabled.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


LIFE ON MARS?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


EPA rules will boost pesticide safety on farms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Shell move dims prospects, delights environmentalists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Don’t get drunk: Advice college kids may not get

CHICAGO (AP) - Government researchers say "deplorably" few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use.

September 28, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation


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Clinton hints she may question Trump’s legitimacy

ATLANTA (AP) - Hillary Clinton says she won't rule out questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Disability backlog tops 1 million while thousands die on waitlist

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Mattis says no need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Warm waters: Lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) - The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Those returning to Florida Keys must be self-sustaining

MIAMI (AP) - As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Governments turn tables by suing public records information requesters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump mocks North Korea leader Kim as ‘Rocket Man’

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Harvey recovery czar faces limits to ‘future-proofing’ Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Chelsea Manning says she not a traitor

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) - Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it's ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Alaska Gold Rush town struggles with hard-drinking legacy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is trying again to address hard drinking that's deeply ...

September 11, 2017 | | Nation


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