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NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white woman posing as black - a dizzyingly swift fall for an activist credited with injecting remarkable new energy into the civil rights organization.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


Sikh college student wins battle with US Army over hair, turban

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


Armed civilian shot near gate at Arkansas Air Force base

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Guards shot and critically wounded a civilian outside a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas on Monday after the man drove his SUV over a curb near the main gate, crashed through a sign and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


HealthCare.gov privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation


2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws."

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


ER returns: Lack of follow-up care

WASHINGTON (AP) - No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


Sniper kills Dallas police HQ shooter

DALLAS (AP) - The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as "soft targets," according to accounts from police and family members.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


Texas looks to aquifers to prepare for next drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation


Iowa residents have right to be drunk on front porch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home was endorsed Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, which said a woman can't be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation


Texas prosecutor of ex-death row inmate loses law license

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Texas prosecutor has been stripped of his law license after a panel of the State Bar of Texas determined he withheld evidence and used false testimony to win a capital murder conviction against a now-exonerated death row inmate.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation


NY prison worker arraigned, accused of aiding 2 NY escapees

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison was arraigned Friday night on charges she helped two convicted killers escape last weekend.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation


Court rejects Veterans Day sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, multi-state Navy veterans charity fraud won't have to spend every Veterans Day in solitary confinement as indicated in his prison sentence, an Ohio appeals court ruled.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation


Attackers carve gay slur into man’s arm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities are investigating the repeated harassment of a rural Utah man who they said was beaten and had a threatening homophobic slur carved into his arm.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation


IRS taking steps to combat taxpayers’ identity theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is joining with states and private industry to combat identity theft by sharing more data about how tax returns are filed, officials announced Thursday. The effort is aimed at stemming a problem that has victimized thousands of taxpayers and cost the government billions of dollars from fraudulent returns.

June 12, 2015 | | Nation


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Democrats pressuring Gov. McCrory to concede

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democrat Roy Cooper on Monday took steps to demonstrate he's the winner of the still-unresolved race for North Carolina's ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can’t accept Trump

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other children walked away dazed with their parents after an elementary school bus crash that killed ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed

The Associated Press

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Nation


Secretary of State Mitt Romney?

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had "made a couple of deals" after spending the weekend meeting with a long ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump foes try to beat him at the Electoral College

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

SAN ANTONION (AP) - A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


GOP sweep heightens transgender anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) - Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


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