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Following Paris attacks, NYC steps up outreach to Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) - In the aftermath of last month's Paris attacks, New York City officials have bolstered security and quietly stepped up outreach to Muslim residents, trying to calm fears of hate-filled retaliation and mend a relationship that has been fraught with mutual suspicion.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Officer killed in Planned Parenthood shooting honored

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A campus police officer killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting was honored Friday for volunteering to rush to the clinic as shots rang out, an act those who knew him say was driven by his sense of purpose and faith.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Skilled-trades workers at the Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant on Friday voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers, marking the union's first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


More US police charged with murder, manslaughter in 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Restaurant group sues NYC over salt-warning labels

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Christie veto showdown brings his gun positions to light

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As a young lawyer running for elected office for the first time, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was motivated to get into the 1993 state Senate race because of Republican lawmakers' attempts to repeal the state's ban on assault weapons.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Telescope opponents: Construction equipment must be removed

HONOLULU (AP) - Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope want construction equipment and vehicles removed from Mauna Kea now that the Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the project's permit.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Crews finish pumping tanks from sunken barge in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Salvage crews have finished pumping hazardous oil-based substances from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


George W. Bush cheers on ‘invincible’ veterans for ‘16 games

NEW YORK (AP) - Volleyball played without the use of two legs - that's a game former President George W. Bush cheered on Thursday aboard a one-time aircraft carrier that had survived kamikaze and torpedo attacks.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Plea hearing set for ex-soldier charged in 2011 killing

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has scheduled a plea hearing for a former soldier accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a woman while he was on leave.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Judge dismisses 3 jurors in trial over deaths of transients

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A judge dismissed three jurors Thursday in the murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused of fatally beating two homeless men in Albuquerque, after the jurors inadvertently appeared in television footage and the suspect's attorney sought a mistrial.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Brother of Iran-held reporter delivers petition for release

NEW YORK (AP) - The brother of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran since July 2014 delivered a petition to Iran's United Nations mission on Thursday demanding the journalist's release.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Samsung execs investigated for possible insider trading

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's financial regulator said Friday it is investigating possible insider trading by Samsung executives related to a contentious takeover deal.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Gas project partners approve work plan, budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The partners in a major liquefied natural gas project that the state of Alaska is pursuing voted Thursday to approve a work program and budget for the coming year.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Dream of being a bird? Flight simulator can bring you close

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - With a few flaps of his arms, Kip Fenton soared into the New York City skyline, veering around a sea of skyscrapers as the wind whistled in his ears.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


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Obama, Congress avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Avoiding the high drama of recent year-end budget fights, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday keeping government agencies open into next week, giving ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


FBI continues probe of California lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Specialized divers with the FBI searched a San Bernardino lake for a second day Friday, looking for a computer hard drive and ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


ACLU leader out after Trump Facebook post

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union resigned on Friday after posting on Facebook that ...

December 12, 2015 | | Nation


ACA co-op losing millions

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is now losing ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Chipotle CEO ‘deeply sorry’ about customers who fell sick

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells says he is "deeply sorry" about the customers who were sickened after eating at the chain ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Wal-Mart launching own mobile pay system

NEW YORK (AP) - The mobile payment wars are heating up.

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Drones smuggle contraband into N. Korea

NEW YORK (AP) - Activists who are determined to give North Koreans a glimpse of the outside world have started using drones to smuggle banned information ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Obama’s executive actions may open door for successors

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the White House has condemned Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as "disqualifying" and "toxic," President Barack Obama ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Criminal charges dropped for Nevada driver who killed 2 kids

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The case against a 66-year-old Nevada man accused of driving despite feeling a seizure before a crash that killed two young children ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Judge Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric from the bench and beyond, finds himself in controversy again after suggesting that ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


University of Texas could allow concealed handguns in class

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Concealed handguns would be prohibited among students in University of Texas dorms - but allowed in classrooms - under recommendations given to the school ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Judge says police improperly using phone tracking data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge says police have been improperly using data from cellphones to track the location of suspects.

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Jewish residents upset when town removes menorah, but keeps tree

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Some residents of a Jewish enclave in New Jersey are upset that officials removed a menorah from the town square and ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Christmas comes early to 8-year-old disfigured by fire

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - A little girl who lost her family and suffered disfiguring burns in an arson fire is having an incredible Christmas, thanks ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Moscow authorities to offer free Wi-Fi service at cemeteries

MOSCOW (AP) - As part of their campaign to bring Wi-Fi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an unlikely ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


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