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Leaking mines pose big issues

SILVERTON, Colorado (AP) - It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Man brings counterfeit chips to poker tournament

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A man admitted Thursday that he brought millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in a casino's poker tournament, a scheme that was uncovered when he clogged a pipe by flushing the chips down the toilet in his hotel room.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Baker who refused gay wedding cake can’t cite his Christian beliefs

DENVER (AP) - A suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Despite federal court order, office won’t issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't deny them a marriage license based on her deeply held Christian beliefs.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

DNA test proves President Harding fathered daughter out of wedlock

WASHINGTON (AP) - DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history, this one from the Roaring '20s.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Samsung unveils two jumbo phones

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Hiring reaches six-month high during June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Couple accused of turning girl, 13, into sex slave

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by surgery

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced Wednesday he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit over using teen as bait in sex sting at school can proceed

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit against an Alabama school board to continue over a 14-year-old girl who was used by a school employee in a plot to catch an alleged sexual predator.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Burger King: One Direction, Buzzfeed spurred chicken fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Burger King's chicken fries may have the boy band One Direction and the website Buzzfeed to thank for the return of the skinny fried sticks.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

Verizon: Existing customers can upgrade

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a two-year service contract.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

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Inmates worked for free for jail officials

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former inmates at a privately run Nashville jail say they worked without pay building bean-bag "cornhole" games, plaques shaped like footballs, birdhouses ...

August 16, 2015 | | Nation

Disabled sister kept in closet for years

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan woman kept her disabled adult sister locked in a closet for six or seven years with little food, water or ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

NYC man posed as doctor, treated patients in basement

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 100 patients were duped by a "dangerous scam artist" who posed as a clinical psychologist, met with patients in his ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Islamic State leader raped US hostage

WASHINGTON (AP) - American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Challenge stops confederate statue move at Univ. of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas on Friday abruptly canceled weekend plans to relocate a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis after a legal ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremony

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Japanese and U.S. cities, together with the U.S. Navy, are holding a memorial service in Pearl Harbor to mark ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Black bear breaks into car in Montana, destroys interior

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A retired Pittsburgh schoolteacher could do nothing but laugh after a black bear broke into her car in Montana, destroyed the interior ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Officer investigated after jumping on top of arrestee

MIAMI (AP) - An internal affairs investigation was underway Friday after a 47-second video emerged showing a Miami police officer putting a handcuffed young man in ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

US eases crude oil export ban; allows trading with Mexico

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The Obama administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

J.C. Penney turnaround gains traction

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney's turnaround is gaining traction.

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

Ways cheaper yuan could reverberate

HONG KONG (AP) - China's unexpected move this week to lower the value of its tightly-leashed currency, the yuan, sent shockwaves through global financial markets ...

August 14, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Too close! Too far back! Middle? No way, aisle.

August 14, 2015 | | Nation

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