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Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that's considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Missouri clinic to keep abortion license during court battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that a Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic can keep its abortion license at least until late December, a move that doesn't allow the facility to immediately resume terminating pregnancies but could smooth its path to restoring the service.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


NFL moves Pete Morelli’s crew off Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli's crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


SF approves $290k payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey that claimed the city unfairly jacked up fees to use a city landmark for his lavish wedding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Central Valley judge removed for violating judicial ethics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Central Valley judge who hatched a deceptive scheme to woo his court clerk and showered her with gifts that included a car was ordered removed from the bench Tuesday by the state's judicial disciplinary commission.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California man pleads guilty to trying to join extremists

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to join Islamic extremists in Syria and could face up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Fresno Democrat Perea resigns from California Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno, who has led a group of moderate Democrats in the state Legislature this year, announced Tuesday he is resigning to pursue another job, likely in the private sector.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California sues 2 car charities over administrative costs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state attorney general and county prosecutors on Tuesday sued two Southern California car donation charities that they say lie to donors about how much goes to charitable causes.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


FBI: Background checks for gun sales peak on Black Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI processed a record number of firearms background checks on Black Friday, the agency said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate death of Alaska’s capital city mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Detroit-area priest who stole money gets 27 months in prison

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area Roman Catholic priest who said he "stained" his profession by embezzling more than $500,000 was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


North Carolina’s 2016 candidates begin filing, eyes on March

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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Burning Man challenging Nevada tax

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture celebration are challenging the enforcement of a Nevada state tax that they say could cost them ...

December 13, 2015 | | Nation


Banned live school Nativity goes on with mannequins

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - Concord High School in northern Indiana used mannequins instead of student actors after a federal judge banned a live Nativity scene that ...

December 13, 2015 | | Nation


Who’s too old for major treatment?

CHICAGO (AP) - Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the ...

December 13, 2015 | | Nation


Athletics finalize deals with relievers

OAKLAND (AP) - Little Jameson Axford is running around like a typical toddler these days, nine months after the son of reliever John Axford received a ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


Pitcher Samardzija ready to help SF win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija walks around San Francisco and gets his share of hellos, then those friendly strangers go right on their way without ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


MEDICAL COPTER CRASH

MCFARLAND (AP) - A medical helicopter carrying a patient to a hospital crashed amid heavy rain and fog in California's agricultural San Joaquin Valley, killing ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


Obama, Congress avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Avoiding the high drama of recent year-end budget fights, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday keeping government agencies open into next week, giving ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


FBI continues probe of California lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Specialized divers with the FBI searched a San Bernardino lake for a second day Friday, looking for a computer hard drive and ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


ACLU leader out after Trump Facebook post

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union resigned on Friday after posting on Facebook that ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


ACA co-op losing millions

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is now losing ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Chipotle CEO ‘deeply sorry’ about customers who fell sick

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells says he is "deeply sorry" about the customers who were sickened after eating at the chain ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Wal-Mart launching own mobile pay system

NEW YORK (AP) - The mobile payment wars are heating up.

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Drones smuggle contraband into N. Korea

NEW YORK (AP) - Activists who are determined to give North Koreans a glimpse of the outside world have started using drones to smuggle banned information ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Obama’s executive actions may open door for successors

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the White House has condemned Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as "disqualifying" and "toxic," President Barack Obama ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Criminal charges dropped for Nevada driver who killed 2 kids

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The case against a 66-year-old Nevada man accused of driving despite feeling a seizure before a crash that killed two young children ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


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