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Obituary: She died ‘of a heroin overdose’

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Confronted with the sudden death of their 18-year-old daughter, Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake made a defiant decision: they would not worry about any finger-pointing, whispers or family stigma.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Bears breaking bad growing problem

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. (AP) - Are some bears just born to be bad? Or do they learn from other bears that raid garbage cans, break into cars and homes and eventually have to be killed because they've lost their fear of humans?

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Shark bites top of kayaker’s foot in the waters near Malibu

MALIBU (AP) - Authorities said a kayaker was bitten by a shark in the waters west of Malibu and was taken to the hospital with cuts to the top of his foot.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Officials work to stop thefts of native artifacts

LAKEPORT (AP) - The four-year drought that has ravaged California and the wildfires charring through the state's dry forests have exposed prehistoric Native American sites as water levels drop and thick brush and poison oak are burned away.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.

September 04, 2015 | | Nation


Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Cop fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) - An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Pastor: Mass baptism on football field was voluntary

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) - The pastor of a Georgia church involved in a mass baptism before a high school football practice said Thursday the school had nothing to do with the ritual, except that it took place on a school football field.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Trump vows no third-party bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


California data shows arrests racial disparity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data Wednesday.

September 02, 2015 | | Nation


Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell ice cream is back.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation


Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation


Samsung unveils new circular smartwatch, but are apps available?

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung is juicing up its smartwatch with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch, but it's unknown how many apps will be available for it.

August 31, 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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