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Before Trump, there was Jesse Ventura & big victory

CHICAGO (AP) - He was a candidate few thought stood a chance. Best known as a television showman, he seemed more interested in self-promotion than winning public office. But soon he was dominating media coverage and debate stages, each pungent remark only endearing him more to a disenchanted public.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Homecoming for spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and loved ones he left behind last March.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message. If the black and white logo appears next to a dish, it means it contains more salt, by itself, than doctors recommend that a person ingest in an entire day.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


College behind bars: Old idea with some new energy

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Eight years ago, when Noel Caldellis began serving time for killing a university student, his main objective was to make 20-plus years in prison pass as quickly as possible: work out, walk circles in the yard with inmates and watch TV.

February 29, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-Klan leader at center of latest GOP flap

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump drew sharp criticism from his rivals in both parties Sunday for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, raising the specter of racism as the presidential campaign hits the South.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Emboldened by her South Carolina landslide, Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Drone-mounted handgun, flame- thrower reignite lawmaker debate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The quiet whirring of the drone's propellers gives way to the sound of gunshots - pop, pop, pop, pop - in the 14-second video titled "Flying Gun."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City police shoot teen then face rock & bottle throwers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 17-year-old boy who authorities say was wielding a metal stick was shot and critically injured by Salt Lake City officers Saturday night, touching off unrest downtown as officers donned riot gear and blocked streets and bystanders threw rocks and bottles.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio pastor shot, killed on Sunday at his church

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church Sunday, and police say they expect to charge his brother in the slaying on Monday.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


States reduce jobless checks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - When Demetrius White recently lost his job as a $10-an-hour forklift driver loading pallets of shampoo, he applied for unemployment benefits to help support his family.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Teen who provided gun for murder- suicide could face charges

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A classmate who provided the handgun used in the recent murder-suicide of two 15-year-old girls at an Arizona high school could be facing a felony charge, police said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | | 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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