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FBI redefines rape; adds men as victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday expanded the FBI's more than eight-decade-old definition of rape to count men as victims for the first time and to drop the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum shrugs off report of Iowa vote count errors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum shrugged off reports late Thursday that the vote count from Iowa's caucuses might be wrong, saying the errors appear not to change the fact that he and Mitt Romney were nearly tied.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Brute force saves Ore. man when rescuers lift car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A crew of firefighters in Portland, Ore., used brute strength to lift up a 3,200-pound car and free a man pinned under it.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Rivals go hard after Mitt Romney, who goes after President Obama

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


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RENO MAN DEPORTED 3 TIMES BEFORE SENT TO PRISON: RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man with ties to a gang that originated in El Salvador and has been deported three times for illegal entry to the United States has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for a fight that left a man paralyzed.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


In many parts of nation, it's a winterless wonderland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The big snowstorms of autumn are just memories in New England, where people who make their living off winter tourism are losing income and New Hampshire primary candidates lack picturesque winterscapes for photo ops. Tourists in the West play golf instead of skiing. In Midwestern hockey country, you can barely slog a puck through the slush.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Soldier at Paul rally could face legal trouble

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate could face legal troubles, the military said Thursday.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Officials investigate case of deported teen

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Jan. 4 birthday runs in the family in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Jan. 4 birthdays have been running in one Ohio family for four generations.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Okla. mom won’t face charges for shooting & killing intruder

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) - Authorities don't plan to file charges against an Oklahoma woman who fatally shot a New Year's Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone, but the intruder's alleged accomplice has been charged in the death.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Robber wields knife, robbery yields sack lunch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The robber who approached Lexington man fueling his car was intent on getting something for his efforts. Turned out it was a sack lunch.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Lawsuit: Illinois cop issues ticket, asks woman for date

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer used a $132 speeding ticket he issued to track down a woman and ask her for a date, saying the least he could do for costing her so much money was to buy her dinner, a lawsuit filed by the woman alleges.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Docs: NM lawyer broke into client’s husband’s home

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico divorce lawyer is facing charges after authorities said he broke into his client's estranged husband's house.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

CAT SURVIVES 2 EUTHANASIA ATTEMPTS AT UTAH SHELTER: WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - A stray cat that survived two trips to a Utah animal shelter's gas chamber now has a new home.

January 03, 2012 | | Nation


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Trump, GOP lawmakers pore over 2018 agenda

THURMONT, Md. (AP) - Emerging from closed-door meetings with Republican leaders, President Donald Trump on Saturday held out the prospect of a deal with Democrats on ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


What’s on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice

LAS VEGAS (AP) - What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


NH ticket winner in $559 million Powerball

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a Florida beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child. It's got two levels ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


Blast of arctic air breaks records; warmer days near

BOSTON (AP) - The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


US judge in Vegas may dismiss ranching land standoff case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s roads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Perils abroad, full plate at home, as Trump starts 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday night to face a hefty ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’ for gays

NEW YORK (AP) - Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Q&A: How is growth of bitcoin affecting the environment?

NEW YORk (AP) - The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Colorado shooter was lawyer, Iraq war veteran

DENVER (AP) - A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


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