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Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Shots are fired outside Bidens’ Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Teen sweethearts on crime spree

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Boy Scouts down 7% in ongoing decline

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Dying inmate’s last words stir questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Academy president responds to firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Responding for the first time to the firestorm that erupted over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push for more diversity.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


$48B poured into tech startups in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs are luring investors chasing the next big return, but with valuations this high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Woman accused of trashing boss’s cubicle with glitter

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Border security push yields bumper crop of traffic tickets

DALLAS (AP) - A new border security approach promoted by the Texas Department of Public Safety has yielded at least one result: a bumper crop of ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

MIAMI (AP) - Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans' bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Don't look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


US stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


License-less driver topped 100 mph before killing 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man who led police on a car chase that ended with a fiery crash that killed three people in another car likely ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks, as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


USA moves to block mining near Yellowstone

PRAY, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials on Monday blocked new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days ...

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


Obamacare repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to ...

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


How Kellogg worked with ‘experts’ to help tout cereal

NEW YORK (AP) - On its website, Kellogg touted a "Breakfast Council" of "independent experts" who helped guide the company's nutritional efforts.

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla Motors officially owns SolarCity

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors now owns the nation's largest solar panel installer.

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


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