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‘Blowing my mind’: Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and chasms on its big moon Charon that appear six times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Boy’s abuse escalated to handcuffing

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Jack Garcia was a challenging kid - smart, but stubborn and uncommunicative, especially in his early years, according to those who knew him.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Truck drivers search for parking amid rise in big rigs

MONROE, Ohio (AP) - The amount of semitrailers on the road has climbed in recent years, but the number of parking spots for drivers to stop and rest hasn't kept pace, leading to what truck drivers and industry leaders describe as a safety hazard that puts truckers on the road for too long.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation


Blue Cross and Blue Shield to offer ID protection services

NEW YORK (AP) - Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be providing identity protection services to all eligible members across the U.S. by the start of the new year.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation


Wal-Mart accused of same-sex bias in class-action lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation


Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

DALLAS (AP) - The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found.

July 14, 2015 | | Nation


New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation


Jail clerical error acknowledged in fatal church shooting gun buy

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A jail clerk made a mistake when entering information about the location of a drug arrest for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof, the first in a series of missteps that allowed Roof to purchase a gun he shouldn't have been able to buy two months before the attack, authorities said.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation


Son of Boston police captain charged in terror bomb plot

BOSTON (AP) - The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of the Islamic State group, including the setting off of pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and the slaughter of students live online.

July 13, 2015 | | Nation


It’s showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation


Astronomer’s ashes nearing icy world he discovered: Pluto

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation


Whataburger takes stand against Texas’ new open carry gun law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation


NY City disability pride parade draws thousands marking milestone

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City hosted its first parade Sunday supporting people with disabilities, with more than 3,000 participants heading up Broadway using wheelchairs, canes and guide dogs.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation


Manteca High grad returns as city’s newest podiatrist

The Manteca medical community has a new homegrown podiatrist - Dr. Jack A. Harvey, DPM.

July 12, 2015 | | Nation


Court agrees with light sentence for Beanie Babies creator

CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday agreed with a sentence of probation for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, rejecting arguments by federal prosecutors that he deserved prison time for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account.

July 10, 2015 | | Nation


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Ivanka will donate book proceeds to charity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump said Thursday she is donating proceeds from her upcoming book to charity, with the first grants going to the National Urban ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale

TILLER, Ore. (AP) - In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

MARION, Ill. (AP) - The flip of a coin on Thursday decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks of slowed breathing ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


New ‘delicioso’ postage stamps dedicated to Latino cuisine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From the kitchen table to the mail, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday recognized the influence of Latino foods and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas set to execute first murderer since 2005

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Pence: ‘Era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas fights to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Professor sues Wal- Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Roadside memorials a tricky matter for mourners, officials

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As roadside memorials become more common on roadways in the wake of fatal crashes, efforts to regulate these makeshift sites can ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack

CINCINNATI (AP) - At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Neil Gorsuch sworn in to restore conservative tilt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


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