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Washington governor suspends death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he's in office, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Sierra storm doubles snowpack, eases drought pain

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Drought worries are far from over, but the weekend storm in the Sierra more than doubled the mountain snowpack and should ensure normal river flows into western Nevada for at least part of the summer, federal water officials say.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing

HOUSTON (AP) - Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Happy Meal heroin suspect in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman accused of hiding heroin in Happy Meals and selling them from a Pittsburgh drive-thru has been "emotionally crushed" by the allegations, her defense attorney said Tuesday, though he stopped short of denying the charges.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Package explodes, killing lawyer at home

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators said Tuesday that a package sent to a rural Tennessee home exploded, killing a lawyer who lived there and injuring a woman.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Trooper who stopped cop sues after harassment

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Jane Watts was on routine patrol early one morning when a Miami police car whizzed past at speeds that would eventually top 120 mph. Even with her blue lights flashing and siren blaring, it took Watts more than seven minutes to pull the speeder over.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Gay teen achieves Eagle Scout milestone

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) - Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Loud-music killing case defense rests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy after an argument over loud music testified Tuesday that he thought he saw the barrel of a gun from the teen's SUV and that he feared for his life before firing his weapon.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Majority want change in US-Cuba policy

MIAMI (AP) - A majority of Americans and even higher proportion of Floridians support re-establishing relations with Cuba, Washington's Cold War-era foe that remains blocked behind a five-decade economic embargo, results from a poll released Tuesday show.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Poverty Law Center seeks exchange program reforms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Southern Poverty Law Center is calling on the U.S. government to reform cultural exchange programs, saying those have left some foreign participants vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


IRS loses appeal on new rules for tax preparers

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

DETROIT (AP) - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


14 at Nevada school test positive for inactive TB

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Fourteen people at a Las Vegas-area high school have tested positive for a latent, noncontagious form of tuberculosis, health officials said.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Curls & dimples: Shirley Temple dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for "Annie" can only dream of being as beloved - or as important - as Shirley Temple.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Panel votes down heart safety claim for naproxen use

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - A majority of federal health experts said Tuesday that new research is not strong enough to conclude that naproxen, the pain reliever in Aleve and many other medications, is safer on the heart than rival drugs used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and everyday aches and pains.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


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County considers special tax for Trump’s Mar- a-Lago visits

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

CHICAGO (AP) - Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Oregon set to shield pot user data from US officials

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


States debate tuition break for students in US illegally

NEW YPRK (AP) - Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


NY makes tuition free — with catch

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says US stands ready to act alone on North Korea

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand ...

April 02, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists see expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S ...

April 02, 2017 | | Nation


Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more on homeless

SEATTLE (AP) - Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for ...

March 27, 2017 | | Nation


Now what? Options for consumers in flux as health law drama fades

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


46 dogs saved from being used for food

NEW YORK (AP) - Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Wall proposal faces many obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Blaming conservatives for failure, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Brown vows to fight border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown likened President Donald Trump to a strongman whose goal of walling off the U.S.-Mexico border conjures other ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans eight over 10-days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


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