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Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Few gun violence researchers

NEW YORK (AP) - Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.

October 09, 2015 | | Nation


1 student killed, 3 wounded at college campus during fight

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.

October 09, 2015 | | Nation


1 fatally shot in campus housing area

HOUSTON (AP) - A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said.

October 09, 2015 | | Nation


Nearly 600 absent after suicide notes found at school

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - An official says hundreds of students failed to show up for class at a high school in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, after several suicide notes were found from a student who said he was going to kill himself on campus.

October 09, 2015 | | Nation


McCarthy drops put of speaker race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


‘Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - When President Barack Obama arrives here today, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

CHICAGO (AP) - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Anti-abortion activist says video operation cost $120K

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The head of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue boasted Thursday that his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are "taking down" Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget, the amount raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national debate over use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Maine woman pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


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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


Barely half of illegal crossers caught

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Immigration authorities caught just over half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to a ...

October 06, 2016 | | Nation


Theranos closing labs, laying off 340 workers

PALO ALTO (AP) - Embattled blood testing company Theranos says it will shut down its clinical labs and wellness centers and lay off more than 40 ...

October 06, 2016 | | Nation


‘A monster’: Deadly Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Matthew pelted Florida with heavy rains as the deadly storm steamed ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds ...

October 06, 2016 | | Nation


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