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Texas backs down from effort to block Syrian refugees

DALLAS (AP) - Texas stopped trying Friday to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state after suing the U.S. government over fears that new arrivals from the war-torn country could pose a security risk.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Univision asks court to dismiss $500M Trump lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Univision struck back Friday at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's $500 million lawsuit claiming that it unjustly broke a contract to broadcast beauty pageants, citing his "disgraceful allegations" about Mexican immigrants.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Wife of Kansas bail bondsman feared he wanted to kill her

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The wife of a Kansas bail bondsman charged with abusing his missing 7-year-old son said she feared her husband was plotting to kill her and the other children living in the home.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona couple convicted of imprisoning daughters

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A jury convicted an Arizona couple Friday of kidnapping and child abuse charges for imprisoning their three daughters, monitoring them through video feeds and forcing them to urinate and defecate in their closets.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Nebraska governor suspends efforts to obtain injection drugs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's governor announced Friday that the state will stop trying to obtain lethal injection drugs until after a statewide vote on capital punishment next November.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Chipotle warns of sales slide as E. coli outbreak expands

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle said Friday that an outbreak of E. coli linked to its restaurants sent sales plummeting by as much as 22 percent in recent weeks and that it could no longer reasonably estimate sales for next year.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-officers charged in New Mexico death ask to move trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The trial for two former Albuquerque police officers charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a homeless man should be moved to another city because of the high volume of media attention the case has received, defense attorneys said Friday in court documents.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Governors endorse prescreening tourists outside US

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Governors from 19 Western states called Friday for expansion of a program that screens international travelers at airports abroad, in a bid to encourage tourism and stop terrorists before they arrive in the U.S.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Following Paris attacks, NYC steps up outreach to Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) - In the aftermath of last month's Paris attacks, New York City officials have bolstered security and quietly stepped up outreach to Muslim residents, trying to calm fears of hate-filled retaliation and mend a relationship that has been fraught with mutual suspicion.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Officer killed in Planned Parenthood shooting honored

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A campus police officer killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting was honored Friday for volunteering to rush to the clinic as shots rang out, an act those who knew him say was driven by his sense of purpose and faith.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


United Auto Workers win vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Skilled-trades workers at the Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant on Friday voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers, marking the union's first victory at a foreign-owned automaker in the South.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


More US police charged with murder, manslaughter in 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Restaurant group sues NYC over salt-warning labels

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Christie veto showdown brings his gun positions to light

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As a young lawyer running for elected office for the first time, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was motivated to get into the 1993 state Senate race because of Republican lawmakers' attempts to repeal the state's ban on assault weapons.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


Telescope opponents: Construction equipment must be removed

HONOLULU (AP) - Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope want construction equipment and vehicles removed from Mauna Kea now that the Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the project's permit.

December 04, 2015 | | Nation


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California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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