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Girl’s balloon message gets response

WHITTIER (AP) - Every year on her late father's birthday, Ashlynn Marracino writes a message to him on a balloon and sends it aloft.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


House votes to undo key Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Obama to renew his push for paid leave for working parents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said. He'll also ask Congress for more than $2 billion in new spending to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Group: Officers who beat black suspect should be charged

DETROIT (AP) - Protesters on Wednesday called for criminal charges to be brought against two police officers who appear to be white who were caught on video beating and kicking a black carjacking suspect during an arrest.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect wore stolen body armor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man shot and killed by Albuquerque police was wearing sheriff-issued body armor and fired a stolen gun at officers, police said Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


10 dead when prison bus hits train

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


FDA approves appetite-zapping implant device for obese patients

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Issue of Charlie Hebdo sells out quickly

PARIS (AP) - Parisians lined up Wednesday to empty the newsstands of the first issue of Charlie Hebdo, a week after Islamic extremists attacked the satirical newspaper's office, and French justice officials began cracking down by arresting dozens of people who glorified terrorism or made racist or anti-Semitic remarks.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Astronauts flee US side of station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Salman Rushdie, threatened over book, defends free speech

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, said Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Study: Half of California’s new wells involve fracking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twenty percent of California's oil production now comes through hydraulic fracturing, according to a study commissioned by the state and released Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Officials seize alligator in box in LA yard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 8-foot alligator that was found in a box with two cat carcasses in a suburban Los Angeles backyard might have been living at the home for as long as 40 years, animal officials said Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Need help filing out your tax return? Don’t call the IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Study: Fewer struggling with medical costs as coverage grows

WASHINGTON (AP) - Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Google to test its first modular smartphone effort in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


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Border security push yields bumper crop of traffic tickets

DALLAS (AP) - A new border security approach promoted by the Texas Department of Public Safety has yielded at least one result: a bumper crop of ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Miami Cuban celebration turns to reflection on Castro death

MIAMI (AP) - Celebration turned to somber reflection and church services Sunday as Cuban-Americans in Miami largely stayed off the streets following a raucous daylong party ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


New Orleans French Quarter shooting kills 1 and wounds 9

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police had already increased patrols in New Orleans' bustling French Quarter before gunfire erupted early Sunday, leaving one man dead and nine ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


Sheriff on pipeline protests: ‘My job is to enforce the law’

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Don't look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially ...

November 28, 2016 | | Nation


US stocks rise to fresh records in shortened session

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


License-less driver topped 100 mph before killing 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man who led police on a car chase that ended with a fiery crash that killed three people in another car likely ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump pressed forward Friday with two more administration picks, as failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein took new steps to ...

November 25, 2016 | | Nation


USA moves to block mining near Yellowstone

PRAY, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials on Monday blocked new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days ...

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


Obamacare repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to ...

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


How Kellogg worked with ‘experts’ to help tout cereal

NEW YORK (AP) - On its website, Kellogg touted a "Breakfast Council" of "independent experts" who helped guide the company's nutritional efforts.

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla Motors officially owns SolarCity

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors now owns the nation's largest solar panel installer.

November 22, 2016 | | Nation


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