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STATE REMOVES SIGNS OBJECTING TO TWIN TUNNELS: WALNUT GROVE (AP) - Activists opposed to California's $14 billion twin-tunnel plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are accusing state transportation workers who removed anti-tunnel yard signs of trying to silence them. The signs proclaiming "Save the Delta! Stop the Tunnels!" have disappeared over the past several days from yards fronting a state highway in Sacramento County. Transportation officials they were placed too close to the highway, violating state law. Caltrans spokesman Gareth Lacy says any private sign is forbidden within a state right of way. The state Natural Resources Agency, which oversees ...

July 11, 2013 | | Nation


Prosecutors call first witness vs. Zimmerman

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - After taking less than a week to call 18 witnesses, George Zimmerman's defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday in the neighborhood watch volunteer's second-degree murder trial.

July 10, 2013 | | Nation


Pig virus found in US; threatens pork prices

DENVER (AP) - Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.

July 10, 2013 | | Nation


Soldier’s team rests in Wikileaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Pfc. Bradley Manning's defense rested its case Wednesday after presenting evidence from 10 witnesses, hoping to prove the loads of material the soldier gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national security or U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

July 10, 2013 | | Nation


Injured Boston bombing suspect pleads not guilty

BOSTON (AP) - His arm in a cast, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Wednesday in his first courtroom appearance since his capture at the end of a chaotic week in April.

July 10, 2013 | | Nation


Navy lands drone on aircraft carrier

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks a pilot is asked to do.

July 10, 2013 | | Nation


Smoke break? Glitch may limit penalties for tobacco users

WASHINGTON (AP) - They huddle outside office buildings and they can't satisfy their nicotine cravings by lighting up on planes and trains, but now smokers could be getting a break from an unlikely source.

July 09, 2013 | | Nation


Seeking death penalty in Boston case? A long road

WASHINGTON (AP) - If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle in a state that hasn't seen an execution in nearly 70 years.

July 09, 2013 | | Nation


Snowden bound for Venezuela?

MOSCOW (AP) - The WikiLeaks secret-spilling site on Tuesday said NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, trying to put to rest growing confusion over whether he had taken up the country's offer.

July 09, 2013 | | Nation


Catholic hospitals OK birth control compromise

NEW YORK (AP) - In a split with U.S. bishops, a trade group for Catholic hospitals said Tuesday it can accept the Obama's administration latest compromise on birth control coverage by religious employers.

July 09, 2013 | | Nation


Expert: Evidence jibes with Zimmerman's story

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman's account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence.

July 09, 2013 | | Nation


Biden, Brewer among 1,000s to honor firemen

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Nineteen Arizona firefighters who died when an out-of-control wildfire overran them were honored Tuesday by thousands of fellow firefighters and law enforcement officers, Gov. Jan Brewer and Vice President Joe Biden, who called them "men of uncommon valor" while thanking God that one member of the crew survived unhurt.

July 09, 2013 | | Nation


Gov. Perry reshaped Texas, but flopped nationally

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the "Texas Miracle" job-creation boom and became the state's most powerful governor since Reconstruction.

July 08, 2013 | | Nation


White House predicts shrinking deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Monday that the federal budget deficit for the current fiscal year will shrink to $759 billion. That's more than $200 billion less than the administration predicted just three months ago.

July 08, 2013 | | Nation


Odd News

MAN ARRESTED AFTER WOMAN SPOTS HIM IN TOILET: SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa man remained jailed Monday on a peeping Tom complaint after authorities discovered him inside a septic tank beneath a women's bathroom at a Sand Springs water park. Kenneth Enslow, 52, was arrested Sunday after a woman called police. She had taken her 7-year-old daughter to the bathroom and noticed a man looking up at her from inside the toilet, Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark said. Enslow, who was covered in human waste, was helped from the septic tank by members of the Keystone ...

July 08, 2013 | | Nation


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Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone & state law

ATLANTA (AP) - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA (AP) - The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Jackson apologies to fans for profanity -laden outburst

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - New York Yankees great Reggie Jackson says he's sorry for using profanity in public after a confrontation with an autograph-seeking ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Man, 85, says mail carrier saved his life

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - An 85-year-old Nebraska man credits a mail carrier with saving his life on a recent hot day after he fell in the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton confident about handling of emails

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Demos fret over ‘sharing economy; GOP moves in

DENVER (AP) - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Pet teacup porkers pack rescues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Theater gunman killed with legal handgun

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Mega-health deals bloom, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Tourists worried about fire nix their Glacier National Park trips

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


AT&T buys DirecTV, biggest traditional TV provider in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Jacket worn by Ringo Starr in movie gets $46K

BOSTON (AP) - The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" has sold at auction for more than ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


UBER APPROACH TO MEDICINE

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


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