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New web site features Tahoe bicycle trails

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - The founder of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has launched a new online bike guide - complete with maps, trail ratings, photos and descriptions of the routes around and above the alpine lake -that will be used in future efforts to promote tourism in the region.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Expecting a million for the pope

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the videotaped message, Pope Francis issues a personal invitation to pilgrims - "See you in Philadelphia!" - but it remains an open question whether the massive crowd organizers have predicted will turn out to see him.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


America’s Stonehenge: History or hoax?

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Using the astronomical chart on a table in the covered tower, visitors aim their gaze along worn arrows to huge, upright stones hundreds of feet away. Beyond each slab of granite, clearings stretch the eye to the horizon on a dazzling day in late summer New Hampshire.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


No votes cast in small-town school board race

MCINTIRE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes - not even his own - but he'll probably still get the job.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Trump to teens: Follow your heart

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


VW chief ‘sorry’ for duping buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


BOON OR BURDEN?

BRUSSELS (AP) - The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for many countries facing the economic threat of an aging population.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Parents forgive sons accused of trying to kill them

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple said Friday they have forgiven two sons accused of attacking them in what police believe was a plot to kill them.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Man charged in 6 killings called van ‘murder mobile’

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - An East Coast drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow prison inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003, including one whose body he kept for two weeks in a van he called the "murder mobile," according to an arrest warrant released Friday.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


NAACP seeks Confederate flag dialogue

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens Friday for standing up for their beliefs, but said he doesn't believe they understand the pain that the symbol brings to African Americans.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Players: Coach told them to strike ref

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt the team, the players claimed Friday during a national broadcast.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Trump condemned for questioner

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at a town hall event who insulted Muslims and wrongly said President Barack Obama is a member of the faith.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


HE? SHE? ZE? E? THEY?

BOSTON (AP) - Welcome to Harvard. Feel free to pick a pronoun on this form: __ He. __ She. __ Ze. __ E. __ They.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Target pushes health, hands workers Fitbits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees.

September 16, 2015 | | Nation


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75% of USA population within three miles of a McDonald’s

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's acknowledged that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the U.S. since 2012, and said it plans to use ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Scant demand for California carbon emission permits

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California saw another three months of weak demand for pollution permits amid persistent uncertainty about the future of the state's cap on ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia's new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Yahoo punishes CEO in fallout from security breakdown

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and parting ways with its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad’s marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) - An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


Mardi Gras crash suspect’s alcohol level 3 times limit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


Democrats inviting immigrants to Trump’s speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


Samsung delays its new phone, focuses on tablets instead

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone.

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


New Dem Party chairman pledges to repair, unite party

ATLANTA (AP) - Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


School seminar sparks civil rights, race debate

WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) - When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National ...

February 26, 2017 | | Nation


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