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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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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


Girl, 2, dies; was focus of fight over brain death test

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A 2-year-old Virginia girl whose parents went to court to block a hospital from performing a brain death test on the child ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Democrats pressuring Gov. McCrory to concede

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democrat Roy Cooper on Monday took steps to demonstrate he's the winner of the still-unresolved race for North Carolina's ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Judge urges new citizens to leave US if can’t accept Trump

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge in San Antonio finds himself at the center of an uproar after telling newly sworn U.S. citizens that ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Bloodied students lay on stretchers, while other children walked away dazed with their parents after an elementary school bus crash that killed ...

November 21, 2016 | | Nation


Texas, Missouri, Florida officers shot in attacks; 1 killed

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Secretary of State Mitt Romney?

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that he had "made a couple of deals" after spending the weekend meeting with a long ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump foes try to beat him at the Electoral College

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

SAN ANTONION (AP) - A San Antonio police officer writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car Sunday ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


GOP sweep heightens transgender anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) - Anxiety is high among many transgender Americans after the sweeping Republican election victory. They fear stronger resistance to their push for civil-rights ...

November 20, 2016 | | Nation


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