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Schools ease athlete penalties for pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Documents: Officer tried put woman in car after collapse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A police officer tried to put a woman into a patrol car after she collapsed at a hospital, believing that she was "making herself dead weight" to avoid going to jail, according to a police report released Monday.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


White officer won’t face charges in black boy’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) - A grand jury on Monday declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was shot while playing with what turned out to be a pellet gun.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Texas cleans up after twisters, ice, and snow pelt Midwest

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Jacqui Gordon spent Monday sifting through the debris that had been her home, searching for old family photographs - especially of her father, who died two years ago.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Judge tosses lawsuit filed by SeaWorld customers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego has dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought by SeaWorld patrons who claimed they were deceived about how the marine park treats orcas and wanted refunds.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Heirs to NH poet sue ‘Big Bang Theory’

NEW YORK (AP) - The heirs to a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a "soft kitty" eight decades ago said in a lawsuit Monday that TV's "The Big Bang Theory" is violating their copyrights.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Trump: Relying on free media

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nobody understands the power of the media on public perception quite like Donald Trump. The former reality television star and tabloid king, who has relied on free news coverage and social media to power his presidential campaign, is uniquely obsessed with how the news media portray his events.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Some say praise for Christie’s a approach on misplace

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has drawn accolades from supporters and detractors alike for his work addressing the opiate problem in New Jersey and elsewhere. But advocates and addicts say he is helping those already in trouble with the law and failing those who are looking to get clean before they slip up and find themselves in jail.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square end-of-year preparations in full swing

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Relatives of 2 blacks killed by Chicago police question shootings

CHICAGO (AP) - Grieving relatives and friends of two people shot and killed by Chicago police said Sunday the slayings raised concerns about why officers "shoot first and ask questions later," adding that law enforcement officials had failed the city's residents.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado marijuana banking case tests federal drug rules

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government's stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


11 die in Texas tornadoes, Midwest flooding kills 12

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while 12 people died in flooding in the Midwest.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


2,000 teens create mayhem, at shopping mall in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A suburban Louisville mall reopened Sunday with extra security, a day after closing early when roving bands of unruly teens caused a series of disturbances that required police to bring in reinforcements to quell the violence.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Medical pot business lures ex-cops

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - With fewer than 4,000 approved patients, the nascent medical marijuana business in Illinois is off to a slow start. Yet it hasn't kept away a cadre of cannabis entrepreneurs who once relied on guns, badges, tough drug laws and lengthy prison sentences to fight the drug.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


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Roberts promises review of judiciary’s misconduct policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary's sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Gretchen Carlson named chair of Miss America organization

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization's ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


2018 starts with record cold in parts of Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


New California laws cover immigration, pot, education

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them took effect Monday ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Daughter takes on ruling that may let mom’s killer go free

LONG BEACH (AP) - On a spring day in 1994, a retired German couple who'd traveled to California to see their daughter were sightseeing in ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Woman sues over nude photos take of her on operating table

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Random drawing scheduled to break tie in Virginia election

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As Democrats and Republicans continued partisan sniping Friday over a House seat that could determine the balance of power in the Virginia ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Federal judge: Houston can clear out homeless tent cities

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for Houston city officials to enforce an ordinance that prohibits homeless people from setting up tents ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Judge needs evidence to let illusionist undo porn plea

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge said Friday she needs to see evidence that a former Las Vegas Strip illusionist didn't understand what his ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Utah teacher fired after students shown classic art with nudes

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Michigan lawyer camps out in effort to help homeless clients

DETROIT (AP) - Can this be? A homeless lawyer, sleeping in a shack in Detroit.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


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