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Senator Reid retiring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Teen girl locked in basement

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Racist chant learned during cruise

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


22-day-old baby girl starved to death

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer says kidnapping wasn’t a hoax

VALLEJO (AP) - The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


He’s back: Schwarzenegger’s on high-octane ‘Terminator: Genisys’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine - Arnold Schwarzenegger - are back this summer for another go in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own - the publicity kind.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) - A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn't be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it's difficult for the girl to climb steps to reach a student restroom on another floor.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Talent agency wants Matt McConaughey speaking fee secret

HOUSTON (AP) - A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general's office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school's May 15 commencement ceremony.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago-area cousins planned terrorist attack, hoped to kill 150

CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Teen: Mom killed siblings found in freezer

DETROIT (AP) - A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Life sentence for grandmother in girl’s running death in Alabama

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Federal appeals court to look at concealed gun permit ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Father of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

PARIS (AP) - Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel ‘Watchman’

NEW YORK (AP) - The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


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George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss respond in harassment scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - George Takei took to Twitter on Saturday to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Boy shot by deputy called 911, gave description of himself

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An eighth-grade boy who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in northern Wisconsin called 911 to report a man with ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Church holds 1st Sunday service since 26 killed

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from US

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey has dismissed as "utterly false, ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed paying millions of dollars to have ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

DENVER (AP) - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


From Snapchat to graffiti, public, schools react to racial incidents

CHICAGO (AP) - Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor: Court order allowing homeless camps creates hazard

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's mayor said Thursday a court order that's letting homeless camps stay in place despite a city ordinance banning them has ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Company that offered male higher wage than female sanctioned

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two teenagers whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant prompted a national discussion on pay inequality should receive back pay and ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Family: Woman died shielding grandson during church massacre

DALLAS (AP) - Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson when a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) - Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey - their first of the young Trump era ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


44 train engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of New Jersey Transit train engineers were sidelined because testing imposed after a deadly rail crash found they suffered from ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities review video of Texas church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Trump criticizes ‘one- sided’ Chinese trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


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