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Obama agrees to use DC 'taxation' license plates

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's limousine will soon carry the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate, a subtle, but some say important, protest over the city's lack of a voting member in Congress.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles in both Houses

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching the nation's most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in last month's massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Risk to all ages: 100 kids die of flu every year

NEW YORK (AP) - How bad is this flu season, exactly? Look to the children.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


2 killed, 1 injured college shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say two people were shot and killed and a teen wounded in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

OXYGEN HALTS CONTROVERSIAL 'BABIES' MAMAS' PROJECT: NEW YORK (AP) - Oxygen Media has pulled the plug on "All My Babies' Mamas," a reality special the network was developing about a musician who has fathered 11 children with 10 different mothers.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Woman who couldn't stop growing dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As a teenager growing up in Las Vegas, Tanya Angus strutted along fashion runways. She was 5 feet 8 inches tall.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Ex-teacher sues, says she fears young kids

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Police say son hoped to resurrect father

DETROIT (AP) - A man who was arrested in the theft of his father's corpse from a Detroit cemetery stored the body in a freezer after a weekend funeral, hoping for it to be miraculously resurrected, police said Tuesday.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


NY now requires ammo background check

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Will longer school year help or hurt students in USA?

WASHINTON, D.C. (AP) - Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Network executives disconnect between violence and television

PASADENA (AP) - If there's any soul-searching among top television executives about onscreen violence contributing to real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting, it isn't readily apparent.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Iowa man, sister reunite thanks to boy, Facebook

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man and his sister have reunited 65 years after being separated in foster care thanks to a 7-year-old friend's Facebook search.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Police shoot armed man in San Diego movie theater; wanted to harm girlfriend

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as police stormed in during a movie and shot and wounded an armed domestic violence suspect pretending to be a patron.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Hindus have a fellow believer in Congress

NEW YORK (AP) - When Dr. Uma Mysorekar looks at the members of the new Congress, the Indian immigrant and practicing Hindu can see that, for the first time, there's someone who shares her ethnicity and someone who shares her faith.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


NRA says Congress will not pass weapons ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


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Texas’ Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat of prosecution funds

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Lye mixed into tea month earlier

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier, authorities said Friday.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Surge in Cuban rafters aiming for US

MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Wildfire managers: Drones a threat to firefighters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers say.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Couple arrested in Amish girls’ kidnapping

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: The beatification of 124 Koreans killed for their faith over two centuries ago.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Inmate religious ceremonies gets new look

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Three Kentucky death row inmates should get another chance to show they have the right to a sweat lodge, powwow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars at the prison, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

BERKELEY (AP) - There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


Woman, girl killed in porn pics case

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey ex-con was charged with strangling his cousin and her 10-year-old foster daughter after the woman found him taking pornographic pictures of the girl, authorities said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


8 arrested in daring NJ casino heist

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than $180,000, authorities said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


New Orleans clears of 160 homeless

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and called it a public health hazard.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher accused of being drunk in class

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona high school teacher who feared she was too inebriated to drive took a cab to work, then continued drinking throughout the day until students alerted administrators that she was cursing and yelling at them, authorities said Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


First Guard troops at Texas-Mexico border

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) - The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border.

August 14, 2014 | | Nation


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