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40 years in fatal abuse of 2-year-old

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for what the judge called the "mind-boggling," fatal abuse of a 2-year-old boy who was whipped with a belt, kicked, shaken, slammed against kitchen cabinets and forced to brush his teeth with a steel barbecue brush.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Sanctions possible in Obama court case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


House had 85 live dogs, dozens of dead pets

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) - A woman is being held in Wisconsin who authorities in Illinois say had 85 live dogs and at least 65 dead dogs and cats at a rural rental house.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Rat raised to feed family’s snakes fatally bit baby

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A rat being raised to feed a family's pet snakes ended up biting a 6-month-old boy and transmitting diseases that killed him, authorities said Thursday.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Man held for 2 years as witness takes stand, released

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A man who was jailed for 2½ years so he couldn't avoid taking the witness stand in his son's murder trial was freed Thursday after providing two hours of often-combative testimony.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Microsoft readies new web browser

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Prison for beating, chaining boy up

MONROE, N.C. (AP) - For an 11-year-old boy, it was a house of horrors.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Streaming TV services: The options

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


US destroying chemical weapons

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Army began destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons Wednesday, using explosives to rip open a container of mustard agent inside a sealed chamber and then flooding it with another chemical to neutralize it.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Concealed guns on college campuses?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas would allow people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses under a measure given preliminary approval by the state Senate, just a day after it passed a proposal allowing open carry of guns almost anywhere in the state.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block an Alabama law that allows a fetus to be represented in court when a minor is seeking judicial permission for an abortion.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


DNA tests help shelter speed up adoptions

BURLINGAME (AP) - A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada may allow sick pets to use pot

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

March 17, 2015 | By MICHELLE RINDELS By Associated Press | Nation


Priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Justice Department fanning racism?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


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Police: Teen didn’t want to go to school, shoots family

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy got into an argument with his family when he didn't want to get out of bed and go ...

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Kelly says she doesn’t expect Donald Trump hostility in debate

NEW YORK (AP) - Anticipating another appearance on a debate stage with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly says their public feud hasn't ...

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Gov. Christie’s thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Carson drops bid for presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took ...

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Lawmaker accused of trying to lure teen into sex encounter

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A state representative was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


FBI, Apple clash before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Before Trump, there was Jesse Ventura & big victory

CHICAGO (AP) - He was a candidate few thought stood a chance. Best known as a television showman, he seemed more interested in self-promotion than winning ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Homecoming for spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are ...

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


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