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Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Traffic deaths fell 3% in 2013

DETROIT (AP) - Driving is getting safer.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Obama : Sony ‘made a mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Firm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Gang accused of robbing freight trains

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Sales for holiday shopping season come down to wire

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

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Hunter escapes attack; shoves arm down bear’s throat

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Publisher apologizes for calling slaves ‘workers’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Lady Gaga felt alive on ‘Horror Story’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Nurse learns patient dying from hit-and-run is her brother

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - A Southern California nurse said she was working in the emergency room when she learned a patient dying from a hit-and-run ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

$43 million in California fire prevention money unspent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state fire prevention account has ended recent fiscal years with tens of millions of dollars unspent despite bone-dry conditions across much of ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Teen driver charged with manslaughter for 5 death

IRVINE (AP) - An unlicensed teenage driver who was at the wheel during a fiery freeway crash in Irvine last year that killed five of his ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Competition brings awareness about breastfeeding in public

COLD SPRING, Ky. (AP) - It is safe to say Cold Spring did not win a recent international competition to see which site could gather the ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation - nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was ...

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

Army dropout, studied mass shooters

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot ...

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

Sheriff maintains support for gun rights

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - This small town in southern Oregon's timber country strongly supports gun rights, and that hasn't changed for the county's ...

October 03, 2015 | | Nation

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