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Christie has weight-loss surgery

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie, who once famously called himself "the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen," disclosed Tuesday he had secretly undergone weight-loss surgery, a major new step by the potential Republican presidential contender to address both his health and a political vulnerability.

May 07, 2013 | | Nation


Late-payment rate on mortgages fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A resurgent housing market, rising home values and steady job gains are helping more U.S. homeowners stay on top of their mortgage payments.

May 07, 2013 | | Nation


Home signs warn of presence of predators

STARKE, Fla. (AP) - Brian Speer thought he had completed all of his obligations when he registered in Bradford County as a convicted sex predator after serving an eight-year prison sentence for child molestation.

May 07, 2013 | | Nation


Delaware now 11th state with gay marriage

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware became the 11th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage when Democratic Gov. Jack Markell signed a gay marriage bill into law just minutes after its passage by the state Senate on Tuesday.

May 07, 2013 | | Nation


Gun homicides down 39% since 1990s

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their 1993 peak, a pair of reports released Tuesday showed, adding fuel to Congress' battle over whether to tighten restrictions on firearms.

May 07, 2013 | | Nation


FBI says raid disrupts planned terror attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - FBI officials said Monday that they foiled a terrorism attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota town, but they offered no details about the exact targets of the attack - or the motive of the man accused of having a cache of explosives and weapons in a mobile home.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


SEC: Harrisburg, misled investors

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's debt-laden capital city violated federal antifraud rules for securities issuers by repeatedly giving misleading information that created risks for bond investors at a time the city's finances were rapidly deteriorating, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


Prosecutor weighs charges in soccer ref death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah prosecutor said Monday he plans to decide soon what charges to file against a teenager accused of punching a soccer referee who later died after slipping into a weeklong coma.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


Study: Bill would cost $6.3 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow conservatives who attacked the study as flawed and political.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


Woman accused of faking rape, fraud

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan woman whose alleged trail of lies led to the release of a man convicted of raping her was charged Monday with fraud after investigators said she tricked an insurance company and sympathetic supporters into believing she had cancer.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


Funeral director considers burial offers

Funeral director considers burial offers

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


ACT to start giving tests digitally

WASHINGTON (AP) - Goodbye, No. 2 pencils. Hello, iPads.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


3 missing women found in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) - Three women who went missing about a decade ago were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

2 DROWN IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY RIVER: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two men drowned in a Sacramento County river over the weekend in separate incidents that officials are blaming on the cold water.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


Man accused of lying seeks release

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a federal judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the deadly bombings and isn't a flight risk.

May 06, 2013 | | Nation


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Deficit to shrink to lowest level since 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) - Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.

January 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-CIA officer guilty of leaking secrets

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

January 26, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• WOMAN ACCUSED OF DROWNING PUPPY SO SHE COULD BOARD PLANE: GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.

January 26, 2015 | | Nation


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