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NY now requires ammo background check

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Will longer school year help or hurt students in USA?

WASHINTON, D.C. (AP) - Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Network executives disconnect between violence and television

PASADENA (AP) - If there's any soul-searching among top television executives about onscreen violence contributing to real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting, it isn't readily apparent.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Iowa man, sister reunite thanks to boy, Facebook

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man and his sister have reunited 65 years after being separated in foster care thanks to a 7-year-old friend's Facebook search.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Police shoot armed man in San Diego movie theater; wanted to harm girlfriend

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as police stormed in during a movie and shot and wounded an armed domestic violence suspect pretending to be a patron.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Hindus have a fellow believer in Congress

NEW YORK (AP) - When Dr. Uma Mysorekar looks at the members of the new Congress, the Indian immigrant and practicing Hindu can see that, for the first time, there's someone who shares her ethnicity and someone who shares her faith.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


NRA says Congress will not pass weapons ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


New Miss America journeys from small town to New York City

LAS VEGAS (AP) - From a hometown of 26,000 people to an adopted home borough of 2.6 million, Miss America's story includes a journey from a small town to the big city - but it doesn't start there.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

CHICAGO (AP) - Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their jobs over their refusal.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Revving up 1st new Corvette in 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - When General Motors engineers and designers started work on the next-generation Corvette, they drew up the usual requirements for the star of American muscle cars.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Newtown weighs fate of school where 26 died

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Newtown residents are divided on what to do with the school building where 26 people were killed, with some favoring demolition and construction of a memorial and others encouraging renovations.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Florida 'python challenge' draws about 800 hunters

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. (AP) - An armed mob set out into the Florida Everglades on Saturday to flush out a scaly invader.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Anglers fret about Tahoe crayfish harvest

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Anglers are expressing concern over expanded crayfish harvesting at Lake Tahoe, saying it will adversely affect fishing.

January 13, 2013 | | Nation


Side Briefs

US GOVERNMENT TELLS COMPUTER USERS TO DISABLE JAVA: WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


Beauty contestant plans double mastectomy

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast cancer prevention using her primary tool as a beauty queen: her body.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


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St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


Prosecutor to drop all marijuana tickets

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's elected prosecutor said Monday he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

SHERIFF: IOWA MAN LOCKED 5 KIDS IN BEDROOM ALL DAY: IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man is charged with locking his girlfriend's five children in a bedroom for more than 24 hours at a time without food or a bathroom, authorities said Monday.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


Police: Texas soldier beat daughter to death

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Fort Bliss soldier was charged with capital murder after he fatally beat his 2-year-old daughter with a belt because she soiled her diaper, according to West Texas police.

September 22, 2014 | | Nation


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