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Sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.

September 04, 2015 | | Nation

Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation

Cop fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) - An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation

Pastor: Mass baptism on football field was voluntary

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) - The pastor of a Georgia church involved in a mass baptism before a high school football practice said Thursday the school had nothing to do with the ritual, except that it took place on a school football field.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation

Trump vows no third-party bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation

California data shows arrests racial disparity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data Wednesday.

September 02, 2015 | | Nation

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell ice cream is back.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

Samsung unveils new circular smartwatch, but are apps available?

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung is juicing up its smartwatch with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch, but it's unknown how many apps will be available for it.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

Apple aims to boost mobile device sales with Cisco’s help

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

Court upholds Jesus statue on mountain

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

State Dept. releases 7,000 pages of emails, 150 censored

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

‘Pigs in a blanket’ chant at Minnesota Fair riles police

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforcement officials are cherry-picking a 30-second chant to take issue with an otherwise peaceful protest.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation

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Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, stock hits new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

Union Pacific 3Q profit falls 13 percent as shipments slow

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific's profit fell 13 percent in the third quarter because the railroad's efforts to cut costs and improve productivity ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

PayPal meets forecasts

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Shares of PayPal rallied in extended trading Thursday after the payments company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

More people have bank accounts

NEW YORK (AP) - More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

Trump won’t say he’ll accept election result

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Equipping cars to drive completely on their own

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Texas youth team in anthem protest ends season early

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas youth football team that received publicity and threatening messages after player protests during the national anthem ended its season ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Record high 60% back legal pot

NEW YORK (AP) - A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Pets at work bring their own risks

NEW YORK (AP) - When a conference call turns tedious, Brent Robertson can still count on getting a smile from watching Gus rolling around on the ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

T-Mobile fined $48M over misleading ads on ‘unlimited’ data plans

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Modest gain seen for fall Obamacare sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

China’s LeEco sets out to shake up tech market

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most U.S. consumers haven't heard of LeEco, but the Chinese technology company is setting out to become a household name ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

‘Stop whining,’ Obama tells Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Stop whining," President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month's election and chiding the ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

States seek to reassure voters, tighten poll security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Facing unprecedented warnings of a "rigged" election from Donald Trump, state officials around the country are rushing to reassure the public ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Official: Thousands of Indiana voter registrations are altered

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's chief elections official said Tuesday that thousands of voter registrations were altered, raising concerns about possible fraud and prompting her office ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

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