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Obama seeks bigger area in Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

MIAMI (AP) - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


‘Historic’ blizzard may slam Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) - A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Abortion foes express renewed hope at SF rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anti-abortion activists attending a march in San Francisco on Saturday offered personal stories about how an abortion negatively affected their lives and expressed renewed hope that the procedure will be outlawed or at least further curtailed now that Republicans are back in control of Congress.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation


Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Video: Clerk killed over cigarettes

PHOENIX (AP) - A surveillance video that captured the killing of a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk shows the suspect calmly walking behind the counter after pulling the trigger, stepping over the fallen victim and grabbing several packs of Marlboros before slowly exiting.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Man who drove through checkpoint killed

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Purse-snatcher can’t shake grandma off car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland thief trying to make a getaway Friday had a hard time seeing his way clear, given that 53-year-old grandmother Tammy Elliott was on the hood of his car, hanging on to the windshield wipers and screaming at him to give back her purse.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump across USA

NEW YORK (AP) - At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.

January 23, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation


Snowboarding takes a slide in popularity; experts unfazed

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Online storage provider Box stock price soars during Wall Street debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Box's shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider's decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M

NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation


Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, 90, dies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

DENVER (AP) - A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Sessions open to Clinton Foundation special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


‘Hannity’ fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled TV ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Firm: At least 15 people have caught fire after Taser stun

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The maker of Tasers said Monday that at least 15 people have caught fire, and five have died, after being stunned while ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1B Boeing buy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


4,700-unit housing project is planned for Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A proposal to build 4,700 housing units on a former ranch in Reno could help make a big dent in the ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

ANAHEIM (AP) - Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Body count blamed on MS-13 violence grows in NYC suburbs

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Angel Soler's mother brought him to the U.S. as a young boy, figuring things would surely be better than ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


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


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