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Congress renews undetectable gun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions - the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation


High-powered traveling companions

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - As Air Force One made its way from Washington to Johannesburg Monday, a president, a former president and a possible future president were all traveling aboard.

December 09, 2013 | | Nation


No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) - From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Senate Dems push Obama nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Woman’s Christian Temperance Union targeting marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds. Now, in the state where Prohibition had its roots and in a city that just legalized recreational marijuana, the WCTU is overhauling the building and looking to reinvent itself.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Gay partner benefits growing at firms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Move to put cameras on train engineers

NEW YORK (AP) - A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Snow storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A powerful storm that crept across the country dumped a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, threatening as much as a foot of snow in Delaware and New Jersey and raising concerns about a messy morning commute.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


Police: Newlyweds killed man from Craigslist

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.

December 08, 2013 | | Nation


NKorea deports US tourist and war vet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


NSA defends global cellphone tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S. intelligence court but is regulated by some U.S. lawmakers, Obama administration insiders and inspectors general.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


US allows eagle deaths to aid wind power

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


Experts want Uncle Sam to spend taxes studying how happy we are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.

December 06, 2013 | | Nation


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Teen cleared of drugging officer wants an apology

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) - A Utah man who was cleared Tuesday after being arrested two months earlier on accusations he a drugged a police officer's ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


North Carolina braces for more flooding in downstream towns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A state trooper shot and killed an armed man during a search for flood victims in a tense and dispirited North ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


Measure taxes wealthy to support public education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is a state that both mints millionaires and relies heavily on taxing them to fund its education and provide basic state ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ginsburg: Anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem "dumb and ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Trump puts Clinton sex abuse claims at center of campaign

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - Donald Trump on Monday put the claim that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator whose wife attacked the victims at the center ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, before debate, appears with Bill Clinton’s accusers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donald Trump, on the defensive since a video came out depicting him using vulgar language about women and seeming to condone sexual ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Debate: Accusations & insults

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a bitter debate filled with accusation and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


A high-steak game for restaurant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan steakhouse got more sizzle than it bargained for out of a college football promotion.

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Rescues, worry after Matthew inundates North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Hurricane Matthew dumped torrential rains on North Carolina, thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars. Rescuers ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Five teens killed in crash were high school juniors

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway in Vermont spawned several crashes that left five teenagers dead, an unknown ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Despite boomer appeal, Desert Trip is nothing like Woodstock

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - The Desert Trip festival may appeal to the Woodstock crowd, and the Who and Neil Young were on both bills, but the ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


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