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NSA program is likely unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable search. The ruling, filled with blistering criticism of the Obama administration's arguments, is the first of its kind on the controversial program.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Obama’s health care promise is 2013 top quote

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement that his promise that Americans could keep their health insurance plan turned out to be inaccurate topped this year's list of best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian.

December 15, 2013 | | Nation


Probation for golf course shooting

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man has been placed on probation and fined $1,000 for shooting a golfer whose errant ball broke a bedroom window at his home.

December 15, 2013 | | Nation


Neighbor of Ohio girl found dead in trash arrested

SMITHVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A 9-year-old Ohio girl last seen playing in the mobile home park where she lived was found dead in a nearby trash bin after a frantic search, and police on Sunday arrested a neighbor they've described as a family friend in the killing.

December 15, 2013 | | Nation


Teacher disciplined for ‘Santa’ remark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his black son that Santa Claus is white.

December 15, 2013 | | Nation


Effort pitches health care to students

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The image projected before the classroom at California State University, Los Angeles showed a pair of gleeful sky divers plunging through the air.

December 15, 2013 | | Nation


Mega Millions jackpot swells to $425M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Superstition didn't deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million.

December 13, 2013 | | Nation


Budget legislation prospect solid

WASHINGTON (AP) - One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday.

December 13, 2013 | | Nation


KANSAS AIRPORT WORKER ARRESTED IN CAR BOMB PLOT: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who prosecutors s

KANSAS AIRPORT WORKER ARRESTED IN CAR BOMB PLOT: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man who prosecutors say sympathized with violent terrorists was arrested Friday as part of an FBI sting after he drove a vehicle loaded with what he thought were explosives to a Wichita airport.

December 13, 2013 | Nina Frisby | Nation


'Sister Wives' family wins ruling in bigamy suit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge ruled Friday that key parts of Utah's polygamy laws are unconstitutional, handing a legal victory to a polygamist family that stars in the TV reality show "Sister Wives."

December 13, 2013 | | Nation


Dog helps Alaska woman survive three nights in cold

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | | Nation


Did ‘affluenza’ get teen a break for killing 4?

HOUSTON (AP) - "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | | Nation


221 sickened by synthetic pot in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday.

December 12, 2013 | | Nation


'I'm walkin' here!' Sidewalks in NYC turn sour during holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - For sharp-elbowed New Yorkers accustomed to walking where they need to go at a big-city pace, the holiday season is hardly the most wonderful time of the year.

December 12, 2013 | | Nation


Colo. professor suspended after silent protest

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.

December 12, 2013 | | Nation


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MGM Resorts saves 2 billion gallons

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City may look like a lush water-waster as the state endures its fourth year of a severe drought, but casino-resorts say ...

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors ...

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


FITNESS TRACKERS

NEW YORK (AP) - Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on ...

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


MTV causes stir with film on white people

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn ...

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Death business expands weddings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil. Her groom waited at the other end, in front of decorative ...

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Adult coloring books selling like crazy

NEW YORK (AP) - Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Answers to Emmy’ questions

NEW YORK (AP) - Nominations for the annual Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday. Here are the answers to some questions about television's biggest honor.

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


Broadcast’s best on sidelines for Emmys

NEW YORK (AP) - A broadcast network is still the best place for a television event to get notice. That holds no sway with Emmy voters ...

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

WEST HOLLYWOOD . (AP) - The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to fully acknowledge the wealth of diverse ...

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


Water district OKs Selleck’s settlement

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - A Southern California water district voted Wednesday night to accept Tom Selleck's offer of more than $21,000 to settle a ...

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


Intel’s 2nd-quarter results surpass Wall Street estimates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel said Wednesday that greater demand from data centers and sales of memory products helped counteract the slumping PC market in the ...

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Netflix delivers strong quarter with 3.3 million more customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter performance followed a familiar script of accelerating subscriber growth that has turned the Internet video service into a stock ...

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Shoppers disappointed in hyped ‘Prime Day’ sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped "Prime Day" sale. But some shoppers found a lump of coal instead.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Apple’s updates iPod Touch amid declining sales

CUPERTINO (AP) - Although the iPod's popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving ...

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Scientists develop bacon-flavored seaweed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon?

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


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