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FBI: Background checks for gun sales peak on Black Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI processed a record number of firearms background checks on Black Friday, the agency said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate death of Alaska’s capital city mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Detroit-area priest who stole money gets 27 months in prison

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area Roman Catholic priest who said he "stained" his profession by embezzling more than $500,000 was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


North Carolina’s 2016 candidates begin filing, eyes on March

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Soldier who lost all 4 limbs hopes book inspires others

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Board changes residency rules for legal pot businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


North Carolina’s 2016 candidates begin filing, eyes on March

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Soldier who lost all 4 limbs hopes book inspires others

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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North Dakota weighs lifting Sunday morning shopping ban

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota residents can order alcohol at a restaurant or bar late Sunday morning but must wait until afternoon to go ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


Nebraska state senator criticized over his women’s march retweet

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online

DENVER (AP) - Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer’s license suspended

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

NEW YORK (AP) - To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


OSU president apologizes for blackface incident

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - The president of Oklahoma State University issued an apology Monday after a white student posted an image of herself on social media ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

NEW YORK (AP) - To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as director

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


‘The windows exploded’: Storm death toll at 20 in the South

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile ...

January 23, 2017 | | Nation


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