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Railroads seek 1-person crews

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


British singer Joe Cocker succumbs to of lung cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

JUDGE OKS OKLAHOMA'S LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Traffic deaths fell 3% in 2013

DETROIT (AP) - Driving is getting safer.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Obama : Sony ‘made a mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


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Border security push yields bumper crop of traffic tickets

DALLAS (AP) - A new border security approach promoted by the Texas Department of Public Safety has yielded at least one result: a bumper crop of ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

MIAMI (AP) - Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans' bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Don't look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


US stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


License-less driver topped 100 mph before killing 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man who led police on a car chase that ended with a fiery crash that killed three people in another car likely ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks, as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


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