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Deaths in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

CHICAGO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | Ryan Balbeuna | Nation


Standoff over password breaks new ground

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deteriorating nails blamed for N.Carolina deck collapse

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

CALAIS, Maine (AP) - A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona prison to relocate more than 350 additional inmates

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Department of Corrections officials were relocating more than 350 inmates Sunday following a disturbance at a privately run prison in Kingman.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


‘Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office

NEW YORK (AP) - July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Escapee will now spend 23 hours a day in a cell

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities Asaid Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho’s gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Solar plane ends record-breaking flight

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

July 03, 2015 | | Nation


Same-sex couple can’t divorce

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce.

July 03, 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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