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Ruling bolsters Latino political influence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation

Candy theft could mean king- size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison, prompting a judge to question whether the sentence was "over the top."

April 04, 2016 | | Nation

Wayward sea lion snarls traffic in Sonoma

SAUSALITO. (AP) - A wayward sea lion snarled Monday morning traffic on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway before it was caught and taken to a marine center for a check-up.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation

Ex-US tax court judge, husband indicted in tax evasion case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former U.S. Tax Court judge and her husband have been indicted on charges in Minnesota that they conspired to evade at least $400,000 in federal taxes, the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation

Men assaulted 9-year-old while mother smoked meth in garage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Four men have been arrested for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking meth, authorities said Monday.

April 04, 2016 | | Nation

Right-to-die group comes up with new, cheaper medication

SEATTLE (AP) - Right-to-die advocates in Washington state have created a cheaper alternative mixture of medications to help terminally ill patients legally end their lives after a drug company abruptly hiked the price of a drug commonly used for the purpose.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation

Amtrak train hits backhoe, 2 workers die

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - An Amtrak train struck a piece of heavy equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment that killed two Amtrak workers and sent more than 30 passengers to hospitals, authorities said.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation

Activists try to calm fears over transgenders, bathrooms

NEW YORK (AP) - Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal role in a nationwide campaign to curtail discrimination against them.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation

Crow Tribe elder, historian Joe Medicine Crow dies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe, has died. He was 102.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation

Development based on LDS founder’s plan finds few fans

SHARON, Vt. (AP) - An obelisk soars into the sky on a hill in central Vermont, marking the birthplace of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - and perhaps heralding an immense, futuristic, utopia-like community based on his papers.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation

Trump: Kasich is ‘taking my votes’

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't be allowed to continue accumulating delegates if he has no chance of becoming the nominee.

April 03, 2016 | | Nation

Some farms getting full water supplies

FRESNO (AP) - Many California farmers expect to receive full deliveries of irrigation water this year from a vast system of canals and reservoirs run by the federal government, while some in the nation's most productive farming region will receive a fraction as the state recovers from several years of drought, officials said Friday.

April 02, 2016 | | Nation

Officers who killed hostage taker wounded victim

REDLANDS (AP) - Officers who fatally shot a man holding a gun to his former girlfriend's back during a two-hour standoff outside an Office Depot store last week also accidentally wounded the woman, Redlands' police chief said Friday.

April 02, 2016 | | Nation

Air quality appointment angers environmentalists

DIAMOND BAR (AP) - The board that regulates Southern California's air quality, having angered environmentalists last month by firing its longtime director, angered them again this week by replacing him with an industry consultant.

April 02, 2016 | | Nation

Trooper, suspect die in bus station shooting; 2 hurt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were also shot but were expected to recover.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation

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FBI warns of possible election-system hacks

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Older refugee students win order to let them attend regular high school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from the tracks and out ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Takata troubles worsen as truck explodes, kills Texas woman

DETROIT (AP) - Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

School asks Supreme Court to hear transgender bathroom case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

FAA forecast anticipates 600,000 commercial drones within year

WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

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