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Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) - The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) - BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man gets 7 years for mailing bomb to Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oklahoma man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff in a plot to frame a former business partner.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Congress votes to extend tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sued over shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Retired officer gives autism safety

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Sex-change for inmate overturned

BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


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Dubai pushes for driverless cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Ruling stands that baker can’t cite religion

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Andra Day to appear on 40M Coke soda cups at McDonald’s

ATLANTA (AP) - Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter's bid to buy Time Warner ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


2 officers shot, suspect dead at Wal-Mart

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Wal-Mart ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio attorney general: Slayings of 8 ‘pre-planned execution’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities said Sunday, as they also revealed that ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Minnesota law agencies issue marijuana wax danger warning

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are warning of a rise in seizures of a potent marijuana concentrate.

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


1 dead, 1 ‘cooperating’ after shooting death during services

NORTH WALES, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a dispute between two members of a suburban Philadelphia church during a Sunday worship service ended with one person ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Trump stream ahead as rivals show signs of fading

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged Sunday toward another round of pivotal presidential primaries as their party leaders faced new questions ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Gunman wounds 2 outside prom

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) - An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Trump top suggestion to replace school’s name of Robert E. Lee

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the ...

April 24, 2016 | | Nation


Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A woman beat to death a 13-month-old girl under her care on a rural Montana Indian reservation, threw the baby's body ...

April 23, 2016 | | Nation


Drones may be new firefighting tool

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Researchers in Nebraska tested a new tool on Friday that could eventually help in fighting grass fires - drones.

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


Judge sentences defendant, spends night in jail with him

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation - then spent the night in the ...

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


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