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Obama explores unilateral steps on guns

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of "a dangerous few" without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught subject of gun control.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NEW LAWS IN 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Court rule changes should cut lawsuits’ cost, time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines - not to mention the companies that run them.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook glitch marks 46 years of online friendship

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NY payphones become free Wi-Fi hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) - Operator, won't you help me replace this call?

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada court orders new trial in biker club killing

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle clubs at a Reno-area casino.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Drought persists despite above average snowpack

The California Department of Water Resources its first snow survey Tuesday and determined that water content in the state's snowpack is 136 percent of average for this time of year. Although recent storms have provided near average water content in the Sierra snowpack, actual runoff is well below average. At just 56 percent of average, less water has been available to fill up key reservoirs.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Woman drowned grandson in bathtub

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A 51-year-old California woman who is accused of intentionally drowning her grandson in a bathtub has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police vow to stop surfers who use violence to protect waves

PALOS VERDES ESTATES . (AP) - So much for hanging loose.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Great Salt Lake hits historic low

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Drought has caused water levels in the northern portion of Utah's Great Salt Lake to drop to a historic low for the second year in a row, according to state and federal officials.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


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NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fire that killed 3

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump moves to ‘build that wall’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Mexico’s president may scrap United States trip

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's president is "considering" canceling next week's visit to Washington following President Donald Trump's order to begin construction of ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Congressional Republicans sketch ambitious agenda

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Congressional Republicans laid plans Wednesday to act on a health care repeal bill by the end of March and rewrite the tax code ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Chicago mayor welcomes help, against using troops

CHICAGO (AP) - A day after President Donald Trump declared he was ready to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicides, Mayor ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Top court reviews free speech case of man’s anti-police rap song

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is reviewing the conviction of a Pittsburgh man for making threats against police in a rap song after ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Restaurants fight for illegals

CHICAGO (AP) - The national debate over immigration policy could be coming to a diner near you.

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


EBay meets 4Q forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.94 billion.

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Judge rejects $80M penalty in Wal-Mart truck drivers lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday refused to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Little holiday-season joy for Mattel

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - It was not a happy holiday season for toy maker Mattel.

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


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