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Illinois governor signs pension overhaul into law

CHICAGO (AP) - In a private ceremony attended by a handful of lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though labor unions immediately threatened a lawsuit challenging the new law.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


COLD SNAP GLANCE

From California to Ohio, a big chunk of the U.S. is getting a blast of wintry weather. Frigid temperatures are following a storm that's bringing snow and ice to many areas. The conditions are making travel difficult, raising concerns about citrus crops and prompting the cancellation of fights, holiday festivities and football games. Even one outdoor ice rink in cold-accustomed South Dakota is shutting down.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Dreaming of a warm, happy place

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil rig in North Dakota's booming oil patch.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Fast-food workers across the country push for wage hikes

Fast-food NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Jobs report to show if US economy is for real

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Temps reach dangerous level for citrus

VISALIA (AP) - Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s overnight, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Bratton named NYPD commish again

NEW YORK (AP) - William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has been chosen to lead the nation's largest police force again.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Illinois pension fight likely shifting to court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state - remains highly uncertain.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Skydivers return to site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Face transplants thriving 2 years after operation

CHICAGO (AP) - New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Train engineer in a 'daze' before crash

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


No problems found in NYC train brake system

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators looking into a deadly train derailment said Tuesday that no problems had been found with the train's brake system or track signals along its route and that its engineer was being questioned again.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Odd News

BIRD STEALS CAMERA IN AUSTRALIA, RECORDS JOURNEY: SYDNEY (AP) - A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape. Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper. The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens. Rangers set up the motion-sensor camera along the Margaret River in May ...

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Detroit can use bankruptcy to confront debt

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December 03, 2013 | | Nation


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Passing driver kills trooper’s attacker

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia gun store owner kills suspect

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia gun store owner's quick reflexes and skilled marksmanship may have saved his life and others when armed robbers came ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to donate foreign hotel profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Man sues over his July 4th Facebook flag-burning arrest

CHICAGO (AP) - A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Ben Carson questioned about views on housing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials Thursday to serve as the nation's new housing secretary, turning to ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says for first time: I think Russia hacked Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump speculated Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked details about a classified briefing with him that included unsubstantiated ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the federal government's ethics agency Wednesday blasted President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona city sees success keeping its night sky dark

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with satellite ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists: Moon is 4.51 billion years old

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ivanka Trump shifting gears, heading to Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Media outlet spreads ‘news’ about Trump as they concede none of dossier may be true

PASADENA (AP) - The spread of a report about supposed damaging information about President-elect Donald Trump collected by Russia became a public test of journalistic standards ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio girl found dead at restaurant

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old girl reported missing in Ohio were jailed Wednesday on bonds of $5 million after her body was ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s pick for State takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Repo agent gets prison for chase, deadly crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah repossession agent accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to take back and forcing her off the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


No wiggle room: Many firms don’t keep enough cash

NEW YORK (AP) - When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


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