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Anti-shutdown bill advances; fight still looms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unanimous but far from united, the Senate advanced legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown on Wednesday, the 100-0 vote certain to mark merely a brief pause in a fierce partisan struggle over the future of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


Twitter launches emergency alerts for smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is launching an alerts feature that lets U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


BP damaged sea-floor life for miles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, says a researcher from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


'Cruz effect' further empowering grass roots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz's talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success and boiled down to largely political performance art. But in Texas, the combative style his 21-hour speech demonstrated could be transformative.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


Gun group plans shotgun giveaway

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A gun group is offering free shotguns to residents in Florida, billing it as a way for people to protect themselves against crime.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


Gunman left note about radio waves

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: "My ELF Weapon!"

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

HOME AND STOCK VALUES BOOST US HOUSEHOLD WEALTH: WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. household net worth jumped $1.3 trillion in the spring, fueled by gains in home and stock values.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation


Obamacare premiums unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


Reunited Obama, Bill Clinton tout health care law

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton took to the same stage Tuesday to promote the new health care law that Obama championed after Clinton's own efforts to reform health care years earlier fell flat.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


6 more people found alive, well

DENVER (AP) - The final six people who were unaccounted for after massive flooding in Colorado have been found safe and well, authorities said Tuesday, but new spills were reported in water-damaged oilfields.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


Indictments target Mexican Mafia wing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 120 people linked to street gangs that claim allegiance to the Mexican Mafia have been indicted on various racketeering, weapons and narcotics charges as authorities attempt to cripple the notorious prison gang's Orange County wing.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


Judge who prosecuted innocent man resigns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge facing criminal charges over prosecuting a man who spent 25 years in prison for a killing he didn't commit resigned Tuesday as he awaits trial over whether he concealed evidence as a district attorney in the 1980s.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


Applicants wrongly denied citizenship

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - For more than two decades, Sigifredo Saldana Iracheta insisted he was a U.S. citizen, repeatedly explaining to immigration officials that he was born to an American father and a Mexican mother in a city just south of the Texas border.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

MEN-ONLY MORMON CONFERENCE SESSION TO BE BROADCAST: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Mormon church conference session next month that's previously been limited to men will be broadcast live for all to watch for the first time.

September 24, 2013 | | Nation


Banks may be laundering poker money

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A banker who stood up against an online gambling operation was the star of an anti-money-laundering conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

September 23, 2013 | | Nation


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Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the city of cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, a soda tax that regulates people's behavior is a hard sell.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


FedEx on trial for drug trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two giants - the U.S. government and FedEx - are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Texas prep valedictorian says meant no offense with viral tweet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: 13-year-old Detroit boy killed over picking up $70

DETROIT (AP) - Three people were charged Thursday in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten and choked and whose body ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by her toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists’ deaths

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


City says it won’t meet deadline on surf gang’s illegal fort

PALOS VERDES ESTATES (AP) - A Southern California city told the state Coastal Commission it won't meet a deadline to tear down an illegal beach ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Campaign tweet-fight! Clinton, Trump camps brawl on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are engaged in their first full-blown Twitter war.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Woman admits to trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio woman has admitted to repeatedly trafficking her 11-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for heroin.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Congress sends Obama bill to regulate toxic chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Consumer borrowing slows down during in April

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers slowed their borrowing in April after pushing up their debt levels by a record amount in March.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities: UPS knowingly shipped untaxed cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities said Tuesday they have proof UPS knowingly shipped about 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations to consumers ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada to do fresh analysis on rooftop solar costs, benefits

LAS VEGAS (AP) - State officials plan to do a fresh study on whether rooftop solar is a net benefit or burden for Nevada's electric ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Chronic absenteeism: 6.5M students

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class - and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students ...

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


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