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Activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, has died. She was 92.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


Mexico’s Baja California battens down

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico's western Pacific coast with heavy rain Monday and took aim at Baja California's twin resorts of Los Cabos, where residents nailed plywood over windows and pulled in fishing boats while preparing for a possible direct hit two years after being slammed by a major storm.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


Obama makes trade deal top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite formidable opposition across the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is using his final months in office to fight for congressional approval of a 12-nation free trade pact called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - State police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers texting behind the wheel.

September 02, 2016 | | Nation


2 dead in plane crash at Sparks RV park near airport

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A small plane that crashed into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing both people on board, plunged nose-first close to occupied RVs - and no one on the ground was hurt, authorities said Wednesday.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


To quell uproar, governor seeks ‘spiritual guidance’

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he left an obscene message on a Democratic lawmaker's voicemail and then said he wished he could challenge him to a duel and point a gun at him.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Apple with $15B tax bill

CUPERTINO (AP) - The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before sale to Apple

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: "Pokemon Go" characters.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle’s: Kids eat free on Sundays

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle's latest burrito giveaway is for children.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Woman sets herself on fire in Chicago congressman’s office

CHICAGO (AP) - Police say a woman walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' office on Chicago's West Side, drank out of a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured the sanitizer over herself and set herself on fire with a lighter.

August 30, 2016 | | Nation


ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Christian woman in Alabama was forced to remove her headscarf for a driver's license photo after being told only Muslim women could wear them in photos, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama on her behalf.

August 30, 2016 | | Nation


Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren't the biological or adoptive parent.

August 30, 2016 | | Nation


Trump going to Mexico City

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Donald Trump will make a surprise trip to Mexico today to meet with the country's president hours before delivering a highly-anticipated speech on immigration.

August 30, 2016 | | Nation


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 two states.

August 29, 2016 | | Nation


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After fiery derailment Union Pacific OKs changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Congress targets labeling almond milk as milk per se

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Got milk? Twenty-five bipartisan members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Stocks higher in slow pre- holiday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end "Santa Claus rallies," but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Another Trump tweet jab, again in the defense private sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares Lockheed Martin slipped while rival Boeing's rose Friday after a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump appeared to pit the two ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Splurging not an option for many workers scraping by

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


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