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Busch Gardens removes decapitated heads

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Driver freed in crash commits suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Home Depot breach affected 56M

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Chevron meets new shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Business going on holiday hiring spree

NEW YORK (AP) - UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Scientists monitoring advancing Hawaii lava are taking big risks

HONOLULU (AP) - Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated Big Island district.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

April 16, 2018 | | Nation


Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


GOP devotes $250M to Keep House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gun rights supporters - many carrying rifles and ammunition - gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Trump: US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical weapons from being used

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


‘Treated unfairly’: Trump pardons ‘Scooter’ Libby

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump issued a pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


Trump cries ‘slime ball’ after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump laced into James Comey as an "untruthful slime ball" on Friday as the White House and the national Republican Party ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


When Bush, Obama sent troops to border

HOUSTON (AP) - Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Trump transportation grants ditch bicycle lanes, walkways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That's so Obama-era.

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the ‘right thing’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Michigan’s top court hearing cases over guns, & schools

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


USS Thresher submarine crew remembered on 55th anniversary of deadly disaster

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Family members of sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history are grateful for the sense of community surrounding ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Trump once fought measure requiring sprinklers in buildings

NEW YORK (AP) - The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers - a requirement Donald ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


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