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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit seeks 3rd option besides male, female on USA passport

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-soldier convicted in thrill killing leaves prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho soldier has been released from prison four years after he admitted shooting an unarmed Afghan boy for sport and posing for photographs with the victim's corpse as part of what prosecutors described as a series of thrill killings by a rogue group of U.S. troops.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Video shows school officer tossing student in SC classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect tattooed ‘mom’ on self after killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man who is accused of killing his mother by shooting her and attacking her with a bat and butcher knife was tattooing the word "Mom" on his leg when he was arrested, according to court records released Monday.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


100-plus required tests thruh 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


UC asks public for input on rewrite of free speech policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California Board of Regents is going back to the drawing board Monday and getting public input after a proposed policy on intolerance was roundly rejected by Jewish organizations that say it doesn't go far enough to address antisemitism on campuses.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


New physician- in-chief picked for Kaiser CV

Sanjay Marwaha, MD, a head and neck surgeon, has been selected as the new physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente's Central Valley Area.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man who taped in crashed car tried to bribe driver

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man charged with trespassing after opening the door of a crashed car to record cellphone video of the grisly scene inside tried to bribe the teenage driver in the fatal crash.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Woman faces 2nd-degree murder charges in parade crash killing 4

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A woman faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people including a toddler.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Lasers may ease pain for ‘napalm girl’ in AP photograph

MIAMI (AP) - In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Afghanistan, Iraq conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) - Heroes forged in Afghanistan and Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in World Wars and battles domestic and abroad earned them the distinction of having U.S. Navy vessels christened in their honor.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Historic footage of parachuting beavers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky wildlife management moment.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Disabled? Man caught using a ladder

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who has filed more than 30 lawsuits claiming to be disabled - including one seeking food stamps for his service dog - pleaded guilty to perjury for claiming under oath that he couldn't walk or hold a glass of water.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Car infotainment systems still distract even with voice commands

DETROIT (AP) - Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Report: Trump Jr. promised damaging info about Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's eldest son said Sunday he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to ...

July 09, 2017 | | Nation


Teen bit in head by bear wakes up to ‘crunching sound’

WARD, Colo. (AP) - A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head ...

July 09, 2017 | | Nation


Stocks held back by slumps for energy, auto parts companies

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices, but technology stocks rose and reversed a ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Oil pipeline developer ends private security in N. Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday that it no longer has private security personnel in North ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Antitrust regulators sign off on Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - U.S. antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Bass Pro Shops' $4 billion deal to buy Cabela's, Cabela's said ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Video shows more of fatal 2013 San Francisco airliner crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A video has surfaced showing the fiery 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport and a ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


California sheriff denies jailhouse informant system

SANTA ANA (AP) - Questioned in court, a Southern California sheriff denied the existence of a jailhouse informant system run by her department's deputies.

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Workers slow to return to work after UPS shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Only five of nearly 40 San Francisco UPS workers have returned to work after witnessing the fatal shootings of three colleagues last ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


California’s runoff-swollen ‘Killer Kern’ river claims lives

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Rescuers are scrambling this year on central California's snowmelt-swollen Kern River, which has claimed the lives of 8 people since March, according ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrant children who cross the border without their parents have the right to a court hearing to challenge any decision to detain ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Clerk killed in California robbery was hardworking father

ANTIOCH (AP) - A Northern California gas station worker who was killed in an armed robbery this week was a hardworking father who moved to the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Officer’s killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Utah lawmaker urges solutions to crime after car hits crowd

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police searched Wednesday for a driver who barreled into a crowd of people on a Salt Lake City sidewalk and killed ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Looming execution divides mother, daughter of slain deputy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The daughter of a sheriff's deputy killed by a man set to be executed in Virginia said Wednesday that she has ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Texas attorney general’s donors include conservative group

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' attorney general disclosed Wednesday that a Washington-based conservative group is helping pay his legal defense on criminal securities fraud charges, the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


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