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School bus crash kills 2, seriously injures 3

HOUSTON (AP) - A school bus plunged off a highway overpass in Houston after being hit by a car driven by a teacher Tuesday, killing two students and seriously injuring three other people, police and school officials said.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Arrest for cursing on ticket is rights violation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A village named Liberty must stand trial for arresting a man who wrote curse words on a speeding ticket and a prosecutor is liable for violating his First Amendment rights, a judge has decided.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation


Man who killed firefighter was mad over traffic delay

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A motorist accused of deliberately and fatally hitting a firefighter with his car told police he was angry with the firefighters collecting money for charity and slowing traffic, court records show.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that she would no longer block her deputies from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Mississippi seeks suspect in slayings 300 miles apart

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A college instructor suspected in the fatal shootings of a woman he lived with on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and a professor at Delta State University 300 miles away was still at large late Monday, but at some point was in contact with police and told them he's "not going to jail," authorities said.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Charges in hazing death of NYC student

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury has recommended charges against dozens of fraternity members in the death of a New York City college freshman during a hazing ritual in northeastern Pennsylvania, police said Monday.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Mom of boy found dead in swing indictement

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, authorities announced Monday.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake in NW Nevada

REBO (AP) - Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon and California borders.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


Latest driving hazard: Corn stalks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural roads into long, narrow corridors of nothing but corn.

September 14, 2015 | | Nation


3 arrested in copycat case of freeway shootings

PHOENIX (AP) - Three teenagers were arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but the incidents were not related to a recent string of Phoenix-area freeway shootings, authorities said.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Utah twins pregnant again with their 2nd set of twins

LINDON, Utah (AP) - Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall know a thing or two about twins.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Tricycle injuries send thousands of tykes to hospital ERs each year

CHICAGO (AP) - Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. Here are three things to know about tricycle risks:

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


3 brothers, shooter killed in murder-suicide over music

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - Three brothers were shot to death by a man who then killed himself in a rural area of Louisiana outside Baton Rouge early Sunday, authorities said.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Midwest meth-making down, but Mexican imports fill void

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the years, but it remains as popular as ever with users due to an influx of cheap Mexican imports, according to experts.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


Clerk divides religious liberty advocates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has become a hero to many conservative Christians who see her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage as a litmus test for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation


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Zika vaccines work in monkeys, boosting hopes for people

NEW YORK (AP) - Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection from the virus, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people.

August 04, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook battles ‘clickbait’

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is taking another stab at ridding users' news feeds of "clickbait," the links and headlines that ask readers to "guess what ...

August 04, 2016 | | Nation


Trump backers claim shift in immigration rhetoric

CLEVELAND (AP) - As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton accuses Trump of making ‘degrading comments about Muslims’

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Donald Trump repaid the "ultimate sacrifice" of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq with insults ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) - A hot air balloon made contact with high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Court rules for middle school, officer in teen’s burp arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the petty misdemeanor arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


States’ flag-burning laws unconstitutional

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a ...

July 31, 2016 | | Nation


Alphabet’s quarter earns soar despite rising ‘moonshot’ losses

MOUJNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may ...

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Oracle buying ‘cloud’ business software provider NetSuite

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Software mogul Larry Ellison once famously mocked cloud computing as a fad. Now his company, Oracle, will spend $9.3 billion to ...

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle plans to open new burger restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle, still struggling to win back customers after a series of food scares, plans to open its first burger restaurant this year.

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon’s already large distribution empire keeps expanding more

SEATTLE (AP) - Online shoppers want their packages - now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.

July 28, 2016 | | Nation


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