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On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie

CHICAGO (AP) - The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Plague claims 4th life this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter

CUPERTINO (AP) - A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter - more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate Chicago cop’s Ferguson shooting comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and didn't plan to carry out the threat.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Mormons will keep affiliation with Scouts despite gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders - preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of Nebraska’s death penalty likely to go to voters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in 2016.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Pot tax may fund county scholarships

DENVER (AP) - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Fired reporter kills 2 on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Stock market surges 619 points

NEW YORUK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balances.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


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Tunnel collapse risk probed at busy Arizona border crossing

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government said Monday it will investigate whether a floodwater drainage tunnel under a busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing in ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Funeral for Michigan bailiff killed at court draws hundreds

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A bailiff who was fatally shot at a Michigan courthouse was laid to rest with full military honors Monday in southwestern ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Family files lawsuit against hospital and city in death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida woman who died outside a hospital after she was forcibly removed by police has filed a federal ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Officials blame gangs for shooting at house party

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Authorities blame a gang rivalry for a mass shooting at a California house party for teenagers over the weekend that injured 14 people ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Berkeley student slain in France recalled as energetic

BERKELEY (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Netflix facing tougher times as US subscriber growth slows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After years of spectacular success, Netflix is starting to hit some potholes. The high-flying internet video service added only 160,000 U ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


First lady’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ video airing Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michelle Obama's "Carpool Karaoke" joyride with James Corden will air Wednesday on the late-night host's CBS show.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Yahoo reports another big loss, writes down Tumblr value

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's latest earnings report leaves no doubt the internet company is stuck in a downward spiral.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

CLEVELAND (AP) - Donald Trump's effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Louisiana police shootings add new convention concerns

CLEVELAND (AP) - The fatal shooting of three police officers in Louisiana added new concerns Sunday about security at the Republican National Convention as huge crowds ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Viral ‘Liberal Redneck’ has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) - A "New South Bill of Wrongs"? A "Ten Commandments of the South" that decrees thou shalt not make lousy music and call ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


VFW, DAV disturbed by ‘Orange is the New Black’

NEW YORK (AP) - Leading veterans' groups are disturbed by the way veterans hired as prison guards are portrayed in the new season of the Netflix ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Naked couple arrested riding stolen mower

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a couple accused of riding naked on a stolen lawn mower in Missouri.

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Volunteers take care of three orphaned bear cubs

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Caretakers are raising three bear cubs after their mother was struck by a car and killed in Yosemite National Park.

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


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