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Man accused of plotting to attack Capitol

CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Girl’s balloon message gets response

WHITTIER (AP) - Every year on her late father's birthday, Ashlynn Marracino writes a message to him on a balloon and sends it aloft.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

House votes to undo key Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Obama to renew his push for paid leave for working parents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said. He'll also ask Congress for more than $2 billion in new spending to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Group: Officers who beat black suspect should be charged

DETROIT (AP) - Protesters on Wednesday called for criminal charges to be brought against two police officers who appear to be white who were caught on video beating and kicking a black carjacking suspect during an arrest.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Suspect wore stolen body armor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man shot and killed by Albuquerque police was wearing sheriff-issued body armor and fired a stolen gun at officers, police said Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

10 dead when prison bus hits train

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

FDA approves appetite-zapping implant device for obese patients

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Issue of Charlie Hebdo sells out quickly

PARIS (AP) - Parisians lined up Wednesday to empty the newsstands of the first issue of Charlie Hebdo, a week after Islamic extremists attacked the satirical newspaper's office, and French justice officials began cracking down by arresting dozens of people who glorified terrorism or made racist or anti-Semitic remarks.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Astronauts flee US side of station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Salman Rushdie, threatened over book, defends free speech

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, said Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Study: Half of California’s new wells involve fracking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twenty percent of California's oil production now comes through hydraulic fracturing, according to a study commissioned by the state and released Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Officials seize alligator in box in LA yard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 8-foot alligator that was found in a box with two cat carcasses in a suburban Los Angeles backyard might have been living at the home for as long as 40 years, animal officials said Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Need help filing out your tax return? Don’t call the IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Study: Fewer struggling with medical costs as coverage grows

WASHINGTON (AP) - Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

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Stikbot interface using a smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) - What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range ...

November 20, 2015 | | Nation

Square’s stock soars 45 percent in 1st trading day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

VW has only a few costly options

DETROIT (AP) - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

UnitedHealth casts doubt on overhaul exchanges

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University's president, demanding the school remove the name of former ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Girl testifies against parents in Arizona imprisonment case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of three young sisters who authorities say were imprisoned in an Arizona home for months testified Wednesday that her mother and ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

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