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Poll shows support is growing for stricter laws

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


Judge tosses woman’s tornado- related suit against Home Depot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the devastating 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault of woman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


Pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit Philly streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


Democrats bedeviled a new by email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party's own making.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade.

July 21, 2016 | | Nation


Records: Minnesota officer may have interacted with Castile

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, newly released records released show.

July 21, 2016 | | Nation


Trump seeks to dismiss lawsuit over Trump University

SAN DIEGO (AP) - One day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president of the United States, his lawyers will be in court to try to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that the business mogul defrauded customers who took courses with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University.

July 21, 2016 | | Nation


Chapman’s 105.1 mph pitch matches fastest since 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - The 105.1 mph pitch from Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to Baltimore's J.J. Hardy matched the fastest since Major League Baseball began tracking speeds in 2008.

July 20, 2016 | | Nation


Hundreds of California recycling centers shut down

SACRAMENTO (AP) - More than a fifth of California's recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND (AP) - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who kicked off the Republican convention by assuring voters that the brash candidate has the character and determination to unite a divided nation.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is a medical mystery, health officials announced Monday.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Textbook reignites Mexican- American studies flap in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Activists and educators on Monday called a Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use across Texas biased and poorly researched and argued that its contents are especially offensive in a state where a majority of public school students are Hispanic.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Pulse gunman repeatedly taunted for being Muslim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse, according to records released Monday.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


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Trump, before debate, appears with Bill Clinton’s accusers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donald Trump, on the defensive since a video came out depicting him using vulgar language about women and seeming to condone sexual ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Debate: Accusations & insults

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a bitter debate filled with accusation and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


A high-steak game for restaurant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan steakhouse got more sizzle than it bargained for out of a college football promotion.

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Rescues, worry after Matthew inundates North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Hurricane Matthew dumped torrential rains on North Carolina, thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars. Rescuers ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Five teens killed in crash were high school juniors

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway in Vermont spawned several crashes that left five teenagers dead, an unknown ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


Despite boomer appeal, Desert Trip is nothing like Woodstock

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - The Desert Trip festival may appeal to the Woodstock crowd, and the Who and Neil Young were on both bills, but the ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation


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