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Apple fights order to ‘unlock’ phone

WASHINGTON (AP) - An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone used by the gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings.

February 17, 2016 | | Nation


Apple must help US killer’s phone

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. magistrate ordered Apple Inc. on Tuesday to help the Obama administration hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California, in a first-of-its-kind ruling that pits digital privacy against national security interests.

February 16, 2016 | | Nation


Taylor Swift rocks a crop, Lady Gaga does Bowie

NEW YORK (AP) - Other than a blast or two of David Bowie from Lady Gaga, the Grammys felt more glam routine on the fashion front than the wild and wacky of years past for music's big night.

February 15, 2016 | | Nation


Some key opinions from justice scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON (AP) - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


WHO OBAMA MIGHT NOMINATE?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are near-unanimous in demanding that President Barack Obama leave it to his successor to nominate a candidate to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But the president insists he plans to come forward with a nominee - and that there's plenty of time for the Senate to weigh in.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Old, faulty police cruisers are driving officers crazy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Holes in the floorboards. Cracks in fenders and bumpers. Metal that sticks out of torn seats and rips uniforms. Gas gauges that don't work. Radio equipment that malfunctions. Occasional breakdowns. Peeling paint.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


2 charged in robbery where arm was severed

NEW YORK (AP) - Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Pope condemns ‘dealers of death’ in Mexico

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) - Pope Francis condemned the drug trade's "dealers of death" and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led a huge open-air Mass for more than 300,000 people Sunday in this violence-riddled city.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Parlaying $10,000 into $400,000?

CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) - Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


New pot shop tied to strip club, mayor

GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Shooting at Phoenix-area school was murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook nude-painting case faces trial in France

PARIS (AP) - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Manhole cover crashes into SUV’s windshield, killing driver

BOSTON (AP) - A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


Black Democrats question Bernie Sanders’ commitment to Obama

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.

February 12, 2016 | | Nation


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Military vet finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Zoo director defends the killing gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Burning Man: Art group plans to haul part of jumbo jet to event

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is turning part of a jumbo jet into an art installation and plans to haul it to Burning ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Studing century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


DUMP DONALD TRUMP?

COSTA MESA (AP) - Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


‘Ex-’Glee’ star indicted for child-porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


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