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Police: Gang members targeted 9-year-old boy shot in alley

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father's gang ties.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

HONOLULU (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Fatalities as freezing rain, floods and ice hit central US

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts of the central U.S. on Friday, with forecasters warning that the chilling weather would worsen over the holiday weekend.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Penn State’s Sandusky settlements now total nearly $93M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to a new audit that puts the school's total payout in the child sex abuse scandal at nearly $93 million.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

WASHINGTON (AP) - A man accused of jumping the White House fence while draped in an American flag left a suicide note with friends and a will with his mother, telling her she may never see him again, court documents show.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Gay marriage is legal but not on Native American lands

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


Man meets stranger who helped save his life

BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident this summer had a surprise reunion this week with the stranger who police say helped saved his life.

November 27, 2015 | | Nation


West Point bans cadet pillow fight after 30 injured

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Ohio State moves to end annual lake jump after student dies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio State University announced Wednesday that it will move to end an annual lake jump after a student experienced a fatal medical emergency while participating in the campus tradition.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man convicted of killing wife; posted Facebook photo of body

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Woman reports ‘dynamite’ text; passenger removed from plane

BALTIMORE (AP) - Four passengers were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger said she saw one of them receive a text with the word "dynamite" and the code for an airport in India, according to a police report.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


Russia’s Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

MOSCOW (AP) - In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


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White woman’s use of Mardi Gras krewe blackface stirs debate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's blackface -- the racist, minstrel-show practice of whites imitating blacks.

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring's intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect

SEATTLE (AP) - More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Judge nixes stiffer sentence for Dylann Roof’s friend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Dylann Roof's friend should not get an unusually tough prison sentence for failing to warn police about Roof's plans ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Flooded wastewater plant relying on sewage- eating bugs

SEATTLE (AP) - Managers at a flooded wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound are counting on bugs to get the ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


2 die when vehicle chased by Michigan State Police crashes

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) - A college student driving to school was one of two people killed when a vehicle leading police on a high-speed chase crashed ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Fearful immigrants are offered anti- deportation training

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Teaching Trump: Should teachers offer up their own politics in class discussions?

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York City teacher was warned over a homework question critical of President Donald Trump. An Alabama district fielded ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Safety sleeping: Cribs from cardboard boxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Toledo allows golf carts on downtown streets

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods.

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Tree falls, kills 21-year-old in Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials say a 21-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park.

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


What to do when pulled over: A new driver’s ed chapter?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver's education should require students to be ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


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