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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

Christie endorses Trump, robs Rubio of momentum

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday endorsed GOP front-runner Donald Trump, delivering a surprise and powerful boost to the billionaire businessman, whom he called the best Republican candidate to lead the country and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

February 26, 2016 | | Nation

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Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Most teens vaping fruity flavors instead of nicotine

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton defends foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Florida Hispanics

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter’s drug company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate he took to his home

DENVER (AP) - A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Posting may elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

PHOENIX (AP) - A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

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