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Colo. theater lacked security, unlike some peers

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado movie theater complex that was the scene of a gunman's massacre this month didn't have any uniformed security guards on duty the night of the shooting, even though other theaters operated by the same company did provide such protection for the busy premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."

July 29, 2012 | | Nation


1970s NY graffiti artists still have urge to tag

NEW YORK (AP) - In torn jeans and saddled with a black backpack, Andrew Witten glances up and down the street for police. The 51-year-old then whips out a black marker scribbles "Zephyr" on a wall covered with movie posters. He admires his work for a few seconds before his tattooed arms reach for his daughter, holding her hand as he briskly walks away.

July 29, 2012 | | Nation


NJ troopers charged in 100-mph escort of high speed luxury vehicles on turnpike

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two state troopers charged Friday with records-tampering turned a state highway into a "virtual speedway" when they gave a caravan of luxury cars a high-speed escort, taping over their own license plates to conceal their involvement, the attorney general said.

July 28, 2012 | | Nation


Explorers find sunken German U-boat from WWII off Mass.

BOSTON (AP) - Divers have discovered a World War II-era German submarine nearly 70 years after it sank under withering U.S. attack in waters off Nantucket.

July 27, 2012 | | Nation


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July 27, 2012 | | Nation


Administration projects $1.2T budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House predicts this year's federal budget deficit will end up at $1.2 trillion, marking the fourth consecutive year of trillion dollar-plus deficits during President Barack Obama's administration.

July 27, 2012 | | Nation


TransCanada gets OK for south part of pipeline

HOUSTON (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to build an oil pipeline from Alberta's tar sands region to Texas refineries has received a final permit for the Gulf Coast portion of the project and announced Friday that construction on the 485-mile section would start in the coming weeks.

July 27, 2012 | | Nation


Defense: Shooting suspect in ‘Batman’ movie massacre was seeing psychiatrist

DENVER (AP) - The former graduate student accused in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied, the first indication that he may have sought help before the rampage that killed 12 people and wounded 58.

July 27, 2012 | | Nation


Man heavily armed & calling himself 'a joker' threatened shooting up business

PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) - Calling himself "a joker," a Maryland man with an arsenal of guns threatened to shoot up a business he was being fired from, and was wearing a T-shirt that said "Guns don't kill people. I do" when police confronted him, authorities said Friday.

July 27, 2012 | | Nation


Chick-fil-A sandwiches now a political symbol

ATLANTA (AP) - All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement.

July 26, 2012 | | Nation


Some medics idled for 20 minutes after Colorado movie massacre

DENVER (AP) - As police officers pleaded for all available medics to converge on the scene of the Colorado movie theater massacre last week, a two-man ambulance crew and their rig were idling just a few miles away.

July 26, 2012 | | Nation


National drought rapidly intensifying

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The widest drought to grip the United States in decades is getting worse with no signs of abating, a new report warned Thursday, as state officials urged conservation and more ranchers considered selling cattle.

July 26, 2012 | | Nation


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July 26, 2012 | | Nation


Defense cuts could hit civilian workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren't averted, hitting presidential battleground states such as Virginia and Florida hard.

July 26, 2012 | | Nation


NBC tops $1 billion in Olympics ad sales despite weak economy

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC said Wednesday that it has topped the $1 billion mark in advertising sales for the Olympic Games beginning this week in London.

July 26, 2012 | | Nation


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Teen used as bait in school sex sting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Some facts of the case aren't in dispute: A teacher's aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eight-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined.

October 12, 2014 | | Nation


Teen dead, 20 hurt in hayride crash

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) - A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with passengers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | | Nation


NYC poised to end school cellphone ban

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day.

October 12, 2014 | | Nation


Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

October 12, 2014 | | Nation


Olive Garden thru an unlimited pasta pass

The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" card from Olive Garden not only promised weeks of unlimited pasta, but a look into why the chain is fighting to hold onto customers.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


iPhone glass maker wants to shut factory

PHOENIX (AP) - A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones told a bankruptcy court Friday that it wants to shut down a Mesa factory that was once touted as a big job creator for Arizona.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Passenger indicted over reclined seat

BOSTON (AP) - An airline passenger who became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him, causing the pilot to divert the plane, has been indicted on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Army War College revokes degree

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh's master's degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded that he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Shooter wanted revenge for teasing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say the student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school described himself in a diary as "a psychopath with a superiority complex" and indicated he was exacting revenge for being teased in elementary school.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Police inform wrong family of death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska couple knocked on the door of their son's long-time girlfriend Thursday, intending to inform her that he'd been killed in a car accident.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Woman exonerated in murder after 17 years

TORRANCE (AP) - A woman who spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of a homeless man was exonerated Friday by a Los Angeles County judge who said she should not spend another minute behind bars.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher whose gun fired in bathroom charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah teacher who was injured by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom at an elementary school has been charged with a misdemeanor and resigned from her job.

October 10, 2014 | | Nation


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