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STATE OF THE UNION

WASHINGTON (AP) - Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans’ concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mom accused of setting baby afire held on $500K bail

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Bridge construction collapse kills 1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll might have been had the accident occurred amid heavy traffic.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman kills himself

BOSTON (AP) - A man shot a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician before killing himself.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Eating while driving: Man’s burger gets him a traffic ticket

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the law - and a ticket for eating while driving.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservatives

NEW YORK (AP) - Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama - all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" - rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Intended as tribute,casino’s King Day menu offends some

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mysterious goo killing Bay Area birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


GOP split on using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


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Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential

RENO (AP) - Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Unhappy Target customers send strong message on CVS pill bottles

NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Fierce battle over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Rescued boater spent week adrift on a raft

BOSTON (AP) - A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Houston gunman had 2 weapons, 2,500 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


‘Pokemon Go’ fervor cools, but the game isn’t dead yet

NEW YORK (AP) - Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an arrest was ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Will boom in loans at retailers turn to bust?

NEW YORK (AP) - They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


ROAD TO DEBATE

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Trump work on foreign policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking ...

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


MIT’s flea market: Obscure electronics

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech ...

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


CREATING SECURITY RISK

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Poll shows majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

NEW YORK (AP) - More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


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