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Backlash to transgender bathroom choices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In clashes over which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a 1970s sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities of their choice.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect picked up fares before, between killings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the random shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, and a prosecutor said the man admitted carrying out the attacks.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen accused of killing his 10-year-old sister

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her 15-year-old brother, stunned employees of a Florida sheriff's office who had tried to help the family in the past, an authority with the office said Monday.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Gun maker seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Newtown shooting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families' wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in the 2012 shooting.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Slender towers rise to dizzying heights on New York City skyline

NEW YORK (AP) - In New York City, there's no escaping the pressure to be taller and thinner - not even for the skyscrapers.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon reduces its free shipping

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon increased the threshold needed for non-members to qualify for free shipping as it seeks to add more people to its $99 annual Prime loyalty program.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen seeks Eagle with gay community project

CHICAGO (AP) - David Fite had already earned the 21 Boy Scout merit badges needed to earn the coveted rank of Eagle. But he still had to complete a community service project.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Suspect kills self in front of mom, Houston-area officer

KATY, Texas (AP) - A 17-year-old killed himself in a Houston-area sheriff's office parking lot early Sunday after his mother drove him there to surrender for a fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, authorities said Sunday.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton turns back Sanders challenge with Nevada victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Clinton seized the momentum in the fierce fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, turning back a challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada's caucuses on Saturday and pushing toward even friendlier primaries in the South.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, Clinton ride key groups to commander front-runner status

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are cementing their status as presidential front-runners with strong performances among demographic groups at the core of their two parties, developments that put tremendous pressure on their top rivals as the nominating contests head into delegate-rich March.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect is Uber driver

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Michigan mass shooting could raise new headaches for Uber, the fast-growing ride-hailing service that's been dogged by controversy on the road to becoming one of the most valuable, privately funded companies in the world.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Police unions call for boycott of Beyonce

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police unions are criticizing Beyonce in the wake of her Super Bowl halftime act and new video, calling for a boycott because they think her work contains "anti-police" messages.

February 19, 2016 | | Nation


Archbishop: Cut ties with Girl Scouts

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values "incompatible" with Catholic teachings.

February 19, 2016 | | Nation


Pope vs. Trump: Latest campaign spat

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


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Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Research uses emojis for school lunches rating

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The smiling, blissful and confused-looking emojis dotting the electronic landscape may hold the key to ferreting out grade-school children's true feelings ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug

ATLANTA (AP) - Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Denver planning to evict homeless from camps

DENVER (AP) - Officials in Denver are planning to evict people from homeless camps that have popped up around homeless shelters and in public places, saying ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Gyrocopter nearly collided with airplane

WASHINGTON, D.C., (AP) - A Florida man who flew a small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol last spring ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Trump slams anti-torture laws

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says that, as president, he would push to change laws that prohibit waterboarding and other ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Cruz: Best alternative to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders on Sunday grappled with the prospect that the best hope for stopping Donald Trump's march to the nomination may be ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City stages gay wedding expo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jason Langlois and Will Bladh are in the early stages of making plans for their summer 2017 wedding, and they don ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


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