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2nd panel blasts GSA executive for parties, trips, & big bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) - The main figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal took trips to Hawaii, Napa Valley and the South Pacific islands, all after the agency's inspector general warned top officials about the excesses.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Bill increases hunter access to public lands

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hunting bill passed by the House on Tuesday makes it harder to restrict hunting and fishing on public lands and ensures that the hunter's arsenal will continue to include lead bullets.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

POLICE HANDCUFF GEORGIA KINDERGARTNER: ATLANTA (AP) - A kindergartner who threw a tantrum at her small-town Georgia school was taken away in handcuffs, her arms behind her back, in an episode that is firing up the debate over whether teachers and police around the country are overreacting all too often when dealing with disruptive students.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Looking for a bear while traveling thru Yellowstone? There’s an app for that

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Pretty soon, the best place to be on the lookout for wolves, grizzly bears, bison and other wildlife in Yellowstone National Park could be your phone.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Positive outlook may be good for your heart

WASHINGTON (AP) - Be happy - it seems to be good for your heart.

April 17, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

AUTHORITIES PROBE FATAL SHOOTING BY TURLOCK COP: TURLOCK (AP) - The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a Turlock officer who was responding to a report of "suspicious subjects."

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Boy to school officials: Mom, sister dead at home

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 9-year-old boy arrived at school Monday with a grisly story: His mother and sister were dead at their home four blocks away.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff says military embarrassed by Colombia scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top U.S. military officer said Monday the nation's military leadership is embarrassed by allegations of misconduct against at least 10 U.S. military members at a Colombia hotel on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit over the weekend.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Judges, journalists clash over courtroom tweets in trial of Hudson family killing

CHICAGO (AP) - Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut that time dramatically, as did live television broadcasts.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Long political fights ahead for posturing over dueling tax plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats and Republicans are forcing votes in Congress this coming week on competing tax plans that affect millionaires and smaller businesses, and they know the proposals are doomed from the start.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Prayers and silence mark Titanic centenary near spot of disaster

ABOARD MS BALMORAL (AP) - With prayers, a hymn and a moment of silence broken by a ship's deep whistle, passengers and crew on a memorial trip marked 100 years to the moment since the Titanic sent more than 1,500 people to a watery grave.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Obama: ‘Angry’ if Secret Service allegations true about hiring prostitutes in Columbia

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that "of course I'll be angry" if those accusations are proven true by an investigation.

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Nation new briefs

• DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT SWITCH TO PAPERLESS PAYMENTS: WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - How the changes in delivering Social Security and other government benefits will work:

April 16, 2012 | | Nation


Ticket to Titanic maiden voyage sold at NY auction for $56,250

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York auction house has sold an original ticket to the 1912 launch of the Titanic and a dinner menu from the ill-fated ocean liner, plus items recovered from the wreckage miles underwater.

April 15, 2012 | | Nation


NH police chief, days from retirement, shot dead

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) - Michael Maloney was only a few days from retirement as chief of a small-town New Hampshire police department. After more than a quarter-century in law enforcement, he was eager to begin the next chapter of his life.

April 13, 2012 | | Nation


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Calif. AG: 18.5 million residents’ info exposed from data breaches

LAGUNA BEACH (AP) - Personal information about more than 18.5 million Californians was hacked, stolen or otherwise exposed last year and as many as one-third of those people will become victims of fraud, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday in a new report on data breaches in the nation's biggest state.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Now in aisle 3 at Lowe’s: robots

NEW YORK (AP) - The robots are coming.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Flying drones near stadiums could end in jail

WASHINGTON (AP) - Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency's website.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

LAGUNA BEACH. (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Facebook’s advertising revenue soars in 3Q

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Family sues over school’s Ebola fears

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Girls trying to join jihadis confused

DENVER (AP) - One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Flawed casino tower at center of Vegas trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Group wants review of Diablo Canyon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona officer kills inmate who fled restraints

PHOENIX (AP) - A sheriff's detention officer shot and killed a jail inmate in Phoenix who slipped out of his restraints, ran away and struggled with another officer over a gun Tuesday, authorities said.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Rocket headed to space station explodes

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged with shooting colleague

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy was charged with an open count of murder Tuesday after he allegedly fired several rounds from his handgun as his colleague tried to flee an alcohol-fueled argument at a hotel, police said.

October 28, 2014 | | Nation


Governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.

October 27, 2014 | | Nation


Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.

October 27, 2014 | | Nation


After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.

October 27, 2014 | | Nation


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