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More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

June 09, 2014 | | Nation

New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.

June 09, 2014 | | Nation

Cop killers had anti-government view

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A husband and wife who went on a deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas harbored anti-government beliefs and left a swastika and a "Don't tread on me" flag on the body of one of the two police officers they killed, authorities said Monday.

June 09, 2014 | | Nation

2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man and a woman ambushed two police officers eating lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant, fatally shooting them at point-blank range before fleeing to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said Sunday.

June 08, 2014 | | Nation

Aid targeted for Arizona site holding solo illegal migrant kids

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Officials are working to improve conditions at a makeshift holding center in southern Arizona where immigration authorities are housing hundreds of unaccompanied migrant minors.

June 08, 2014 | | Nation

Texas is last stop in final tour for country star George Strait

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Country music king George Strait capped off the last tour of his career with an epic, star-studded final performance at the billion-dollar stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, dazzling an audience of nearly 105,000 people with duet after duet with some of the biggest names in country music.

June 08, 2014 | | Nation

Nearly a million ballots still to count

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nearly a million ballots cast in Tuesday's primary election have not been counted yet, Secretary of State Debra Bowen reported Friday.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

Concern for Bergdahl’s safe return led to secrecy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fears the Taliban might kill Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if word leaked that he was being exchanged for five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees drove the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal, according to congressional and administration officials.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

Teen spending a year of nights outside

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seventeen-year-old Rudy Hummel hasn't let one of the coldest winters in decades, drenching rain or clouds of mosquitoes prevent him from sleeping outside every night for a full year.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

Texas GOP advances ‘reparative therapy’ for gays as part of platform

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

Drought alarms 9 in 10 Californians

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly 9 in 10 California voters are alarmed by the drought plaguing the state, but few say the rainfall shortage has had a major impact on them, according to a recent poll.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

FBI says SF bomb suspect sought toxins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man charged with possessing explosive material at his San Francisco apartment also used an anonymous, Internet-based marketplace to try to buy biological agents and lethal toxins, the FBI said in documents unsealed Friday.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

Ex-DA’s law license suspended in sexting scandal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former state prosecutor and victims' rights advocate who tried to spark a physical relationship with a domestic abuse victim and made sexual remarks to social workers cannot practice law for four months, the Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Friday.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

Student pepper-sprayed, tackled gunman

SEATTLE (AP) - The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance.

June 06, 2014 | | Nation

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Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her ...

November 27, 2015 | | Nation

Man meets stranger who helped save his life

BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident this summer had a surprise reunion this week with ...

November 27, 2015 | | Nation

West Point bans cadet pillow fight after 30 injured

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Ohio State moves to end annual lake jump after student dies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio State University announced Wednesday that it will move to end an annual lake jump after a student experienced a fatal medical emergency ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Man convicted of killing wife; posted Facebook photo of body

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Woman reports ‘dynamite’ text; passenger removed from plane

BALTIMORE (AP) - Four passengers were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger said she saw one ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Russia’s Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

MOSCOW (AP) - In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

No charges for man who left Ak-47 assault rifle at Utah Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who left an unloaded semi-automatic rifle at the state Capitol as part of a protest against gun violence ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

French lawmakers extend airstrikes

PARIS (AP) - French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


SUNNYVALE (AP) - Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

E. coli in salad vegetables

SEATTLE (AP) - Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

EPA moves to withdraw OK of controversial weed killer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Signed editions of Harper Lee novel

NEW YORK (AP) - How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

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