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Mayor plans to cross Florida Straits on makeshift raft

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida mayor says he's determined to return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft, despite warnings against the journey from the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation

Trump’s proposed wall along border faces great hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump promises to build a great wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it, but it will be a difficult pledge to fulfill.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation

Denver joins list of USA cities struggling with homeless camps

DENVER (AP) - People camping near Denver's homeless shelters packed up their belongings Tuesday before city workers started removing bags, tarps, shopping carts and other items left on sidewalks.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation

In small SC county, shamed sheriff asks for second chance

SALUDA, S.C. (AP) - A sheriff who resigned after using an inmate to build a party shed at his home is asking voters in Saluda County to trust him with a second chance.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation

Would-be robber tries to stick up cab with deputy behind him

READING, Pa. (AP) - A would-be robber in Pennsylvania had some pretty poor timing when he pulled a gun on his taxi driver with a sheriff's deputy behind him, police say.

March 08, 2016 | | Nation

Combat rifle shortage for SEALs?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tip of the spear may be losing its edge.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Republican establishment fears loss of standing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders in Washington have spent years casting tea party allies and hardliners in Congress as merely a restive minority, a fringe element to be tolerated.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Teen pleads no contest to killing girl on day of junior prom

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death at their high school for rejecting his invitation to the junior prom pleaded no contest to murder Monday, and prosecutors said they will seek a 25-year prison sentence.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Jury awards Fox’s Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president, citing a concern that his independent bid would hand the White House to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Suspensions lifted for firefighters who transported toddler to ER

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Handed a toddler who was unresponsive and turning blue, Capt. James Kelley of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department had a choice to make: wait perhaps 10 or 15 minutes for an ambulance to arrive or rush the child to the hospital in a fire truck in violation of policy.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Pastor who spoke at Ted Cruz rally shot and wounded

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was gunned down outside his church the following day but was expected to survive.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation

States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the students. But that teacher can still get a new job in a new school, sometimes with a glowing recommendation.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation

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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

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic control plan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star’s cousin

CHICAGO (AP) - Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

Ending 22 years as ‘Sunday Morning’ host

NEW YORK (AP) - Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:

August 28, 2016 | | Nation


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

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