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'World's oldest teenager' Dick Clark dead at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and producer who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand" and rang in the New Year for the masses at Times Square, has died. He was 82.

April 18, 2012 | | Nation


2nd panel blasts GSA executive for parties, trips, & big bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - The main figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal took trips to Hawaii, Napa Valley and the South Pacific islands, all after the agency's inspector general warned top officials about the excesses.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Bill increases hunter access to public lands

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hunting bill passed by the House on Tuesday makes it harder to restrict hunting and fishing on public lands and ensures that the hunter's arsenal will continue to include lead bullets.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

POLICE HANDCUFF GEORGIA KINDERGARTNER: ATLANTA (AP) - A kindergartner who threw a tantrum at her small-town Georgia school was taken away in handcuffs, her arms behind her back, in an episode that is firing up the debate over whether teachers and police around the country are overreacting all too often when dealing with disruptive students.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Looking for a bear while traveling thru Yellowstone? There’s an app for that

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Pretty soon, the best place to be on the lookout for wolves, grizzly bears, bison and other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park could be your phone.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Positive outlook may be good for your heart

WASHINGTON (AP) - Be happy - it seems to be good for your heart.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

AUTHORITIES PROBE FATAL SHOOTING BY TURLOCK COP: TURLOCK (AP) - The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a Turlock officer who was responding to a report of "suspicious subjects."

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Boy to school officials: Mom, sister dead at home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 9-year-old boy arrived at school Monday with a grisly story: His mother and sister were dead at their home four blocks away.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff says military embarrassed by Colombia scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top U.S. military officer said Monday the nation's military leadership is embarrassed by allegations of misconduct against at least 10 U.S. military members at a Colombia hotel on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit over the weekend.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Judges, journalists clash over courtroom tweets in trial of Hudson family killing

CHICAGO (AP) - Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut that time dramatically, as did live television broadcasts.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Long political fights ahead for posturing over dueling tax plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats and Republicans are forcing votes in Congress this coming week on competing tax plans that affect millionaires and smaller businesses, and they know the proposals are doomed from the start.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Prayers and silence mark Titanic centenary near spot of disaster

ABOARD MS BALMORAL (AP) - With prayers, a hymn and a moment of silence broken by a ship's deep whistle, passengers and crew on a memorial trip marked 100 years to the moment since the Titanic sent more than 1,500 people to a watery grave.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Obama: ‘Angry’ if Secret Service allegations true about hiring prostitutes in Columbia

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that "of course I'll be angry" if those accusations are proven true by an investigation.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Nation new briefs

• DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT SWITCH TO PAPERLESS PAYMENTS: WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - How the changes in delivering Social Security and other government benefits will work:

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Ticket to Titanic maiden voyage sold at NY auction for $56,250

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York auction house has sold an original ticket to the 1912 launch of the Titanic and a dinner menu from the ill-fated ocean liner, plus items recovered from the wreckage miles underwater.

April 15, 2012 | | Nation


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Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Teen charged with sex assault on team bus trip

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated

CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pot industry battling stoner stereotypes

DENVER (AP) - Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’

CHICAGO (AP) - Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Experts want restrictions on testosterone use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

DALLAS (AP) - Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pizza Hut testing ‘skinny slice’

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Retailers dive deeper into vaccines

ATLANTA (AP) - Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Price support snuffed out for tobacco growers

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation


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