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House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend and two men she had been romantically involved with, as well as the owner of a rival tow truck company.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Security experts doubt North Korea hacked into Sony

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Fiery risk? Air shipments of batteries questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger planes are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the airliners.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


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Man fought gunman: He ‘was going to have to work to kill me’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


4 dead in Waffle House shooting ; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) - High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Woman steals ID to get six- figure job, but can’t do the work

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians now rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea says it has suspended nuclear testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) - The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


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