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Contempt motion dropped against teen for Twitting name of underage assailants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky teenager frustrated by light punishment for two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her was spared Monday from having to face a contempt charge for naming them on Twitter in violation of a court order.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Navy radio might be crippling garage doors

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A radio signal being transmitted out of a submarine base is likely behind reports of garage doors failing to open and close in southeastern Connecticut, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Shooting suspect in court with orange-red hair; appears sleep and acts inattentive

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - His hair dyed a shocking comic-book shade of orange-red, James Holmes showed up in court for the first time, but didn't seem to be there at all.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies

LA JOLLA (AP) - Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Shooting suspect used Internet for arsenal

DENVER (AP) - In a world where Amazon can track your next book purchase and you must show ID to buy some allergy medicine, James Holmes spent months stockpiling thousands of bullets and head-to-toe ballistic gear without raising any red flags with authorities.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Sound Bites

NATURAL GAS MISHALS KILL 797 SINCE 1968: The bulldozer was clearing land outside a day care center in Hapeville, Ga., when it broke open a buried 1-inch pipeline. The escaping gas ignited into a fireball that killed nine people, including seven children settling down for their afternoon naps. That was 1968. Since then, an Associated Press investigation found, there have been at least 270 similar accidents across the country that could have been prevented or made less dangerous by a valve that cuts off leaking gas and costs as little as $10-$15 for homes and small businesses and $200- ...

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Docs at odds over kids’ cholesterol test guidance

CHICAGO (AP) - Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Lobstermen finding more odd colors in ocean catch

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - When a 100-pound shipment of lobsters arrived at Bill Sarro's seafood shop and restaurant last month, it contained a surprise - six orange crustaceans that have been said to be a 1-in-10-million oddity.

July 23, 2012 | | Nation


Police: Shooting suspect mum after attack

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado officials were looking Sunday into whether James Holmes used his role in a graduate program there to amass an arsenal used in a theater shooting rampage, but school officials aren't saying whether they had any clue that he was anything more than a hard-working student.

July 22, 2012 | | Nation


Obama offers comfort after Colorado shooting

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Despair all around him, President Barack Obama on Sunday offered hugs, tears and the nation's sympathy to survivors of the Colorado shooting rampage and to families whose loved ones were shot dead. He found hope in the heartbreak, insisting a brighter day will come.

July 22, 2012 | | Nation


Injured survivors recount hellish chaos in theater

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - One man remembers the moment he knew his friend's life was ebbing away as she lay bleeding on the floor beside him. Another remembers the shock reflected on people's faces as they watched him stagger past, trying to stanch a bullet wound in his neck.

July 22, 2012 | | Nation


Inmate with bad heart claims he had to escape from prison to get medical care

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An inmate with Mafia ties is asking a judge to have a heart, claiming his own ticker is in such bad shape, he just had to escape from federal custody to seek help.

July 22, 2012 | | Nation


Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too.

July 22, 2012 | | Nation


News Bytes

A quick read of what's happening in our world gleaned from the Associated Press

July 22, 2012 | | Nation


Nurse worked 5 years without license

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A woman who worked for five years as a nurse at an Arkansas elementary school never actually had a license, authorities said Friday.

July 20, 2012 | | Nation


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Force races to 100th female NHRA win

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Courtney Force raced to the 100th victory by a female driver in NHRA history Sunday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

May 25, 2014 | | Nation


Can US eliminate invasive species by just eating them?

Lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.

May 25, 2014 | | Nation


Younger members split with GOP

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - At a recent meeting, the Tampa Bay Young Republicans recited the Pledge of Allegiance, prayed and then tackled the night's topic: marijuana.

May 25, 2014 | | Nation


Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

May 25, 2014 | | Nation


Motorists under siege in ‘Carjack City’

DETROIT (AP) - When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Diner plans fundraiser after ‘show more skin’ post

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After a customer suggested that servers at a West Virginia restaurant needed to "show more skin," the owner became offended and decided to do something about it.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Teachers sued over cult allegations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut couple alleges in a federal lawsuit that their three daughters were "indoctrinated" into a cult by public high school staff and suffered severe personality changes, including becoming "flat and distant."

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona wildfire expected to nearly triple

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A wildfire burning in a scenic Arizona canyon is expected to nearly triple in size as crews scramble to get the upper hand in less rugged terrain.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Son stopped mom from drowning 2 children

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman who tried to drown her two young daughters after the girls pleaded for snacks was stopped by her 18-year-old son, who grabbed his drenched sisters and carried them from the apartment, police say.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Woman among world’s oldest turning 115 years

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Superintendent accused of destroying evidence

CLEVELAND (AP) - The superintendent of the eastern Ohio district where two high school football players were found guilty of rape in a high-profile case last year wiped computer hard drives, erased emails and lied to investigators about his knowledge of the allegations against the boys, newly released court documents say.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Visa, MasterCard push for chip cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics Inc. to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U.S. hospitals.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Reynolds expanding e-cigarette production

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. is expanding its Tobaccoville, North Carolina, manufacturing complex as it plans national distribution of its Vuse brand electronic cigarette this summer, the company said Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


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