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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China's growing military power.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Leader of armed group wants land transfer, then will go home

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go home when a plan is in place to turn over management of federal lands to locals.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Police say girl abused as mother worked as prostitute in next room

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama said Tuesday that a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while her mother worked as a prostitute in another room.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


College begins effort to fire professor for Islam comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials of a Christian college in suburban Chicago on Tuesday said they have begun efforts to fire a professor who was placed on leave after asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges considered in fatal dog-mauling of California boy

LINDA (AP) - Authorities were considering Tuesday whether to seek criminal charges against a woman whose pit bull dogs mauled to death her 9-year-old brother in California.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Attorney general’s stepdaughter held over disputed taxi fare

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's stepdaughter was briefly detained at a police station after an argument with an Uber taxi driver over an unpaid fare, police said Monday.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


GM invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

DETROIT (AP) - The automotive industry is placing its biggest bet yet that using a device to hail a ride - with or without a driver - is the future of transportation.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


USA sues VW over Emissions cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in penalties for clean air violations.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Smart-tech future beckons us from CES gadget show

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you've never noticed.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Seeso: A new comedy channel

NEW YORK (AP) - Evan Shapiro thinks you deserve to laugh more. Wherever you are. With hot- and cold-streaming comedy from any screen in reach.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Medicare is changing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether it's coverage for end-of-life counseling or an experimental payment scheme for common surgeries, Medicare in 2016 is undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 50 years.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Scalia dismisses concept of religious neutrality

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country's constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him.

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


Photos showing El Faro in final resting place

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Federal accident investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank in October in an attempt to locate the ship's "black box."

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


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Woman, 82, arrested at airport says she forgot bipolar meds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An 82-year-old Texas woman who was jailed for about two hours after scuffling with an airport security officer in Kansas expressed ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Black bear kills, eats Connecticut family’s donkey

KENT, Conn. (AP) - An attack by a black bear that killed and ate a donkey is part of a growing problem linked to an expanding ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Huge cuts to food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ‘ultimate deal’

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - A waste management authority on the south shore of Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


Nevada adds spans of 80 mph driving

FORTY MILE DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Of all the things you can do legally in Nevada but not most other places, driving 80 mph (129 kph ...

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


A suicide at age 8? Very rare, but not inconceivable

NEW YORK (AP) - The death was startling even to the coroner: a boy only 8 years old apparently killing himself in his Cincinnati bedroom.

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


Plan to curb panhandling is putting beggars to work

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Cleaning trash and landscaping public parks might not be glamorous work, but Derek Cote says it beats begging for change in a ...

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


Nevada biologist sues activists for defamation

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A longtime Nevada biologist is suing bear protection advocates at Lake Tahoe he accuses of harassing and threatening him through a "vicious ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Texas governor signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a law targeting so-called "sanctuary cities" that allows police to ask about a person's ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Trump pushes Senate GOP

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Old tech, passwords galore hurt tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected ...

May 05, 2017 | | Nation


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