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CONGRESSMEN ATTACKED

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois home.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Congressman is avid sports fan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Trump calls for unity after shooting

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a sadly familiar ritual: an American president addressing the nation at an unsettling time, decrying violence while urging citizens to set aside their differences and pray for the recovery of victims.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


A morning’s baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - First came the ping of baseball bats, a familiar sound of the leafy neighborhood's morning. Then the crack of gunfire, which isn't.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker mistakenly hands out document with porn references

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island lawmaker is acknowledging he mistakenly gave his colleagues a handout that showed open web browser tabs referencing pornographic content.

June 12, 2017 | | Nation


Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


Texas mulls non-jail options for those who can’t pay fines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ernesto Cardoza has gone to jail three times because he couldn't afford to pay his traffic tickets, and it cost him dearly.

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans.

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


3 challenges Tesla faces

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Inc. was riding high as it hosted its annual shareholders' meeting Tuesday.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to overhaul labor watchdogs faces opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses and advocates for workers are forming a rare alliance against President Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul the way the government investigates workplace discrimination, part of what his critics say is a broader swipe at decades of civil rights protections.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Macy’s warns about profit margins

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's has warned investors that its profit margins would keep shrinking this year, sending shares in the chain tumbling more than 8 percent and affecting other department store stocks.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple’s HomePod speaker pumps up volume on tech rivals

SAN JOSE (AP) - Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers - the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) - Religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers nationwide.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican, US legislators meet on NAFTA, trade

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico once jealously guarded its oil and energy industries from U.S. interference, but U.S. legislators said Monday that they sense the Mexican government wants to include the energy sector in a re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Accord.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


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Scalise discharged from hospital, begins rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Drug crisis creates pollution

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Spectators at golf tournament often direct gaze toward Trump

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - Spectators crowding around the viewing booth near the 15th green of the U.S. Women's Open often had their backs ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Flash flood kills 9 at Arizona slot canyon swimming hole

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) - At least nine people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Investigator in ‘84: Seattle mayor abused foster son

SEATTLE (AP) - Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


DETROIT AT CROSSROADS

DETROIT (AP) - Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Long his father’s attack dog, Trump Jr. now in eye of political storm

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. has long been his father's id, the brawler who has helped fuel the president's pugilistic instincts and ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities: Utah parents taunted malnourished child

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah couple accused in the death of their toddler daughter taunted the malnourished child with food and attempted to cover ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Parents charged with starving, abusing 5-year-old foster boy

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A northeastern Wisconsin husband and wife starved and abused their adopted 5-year-old son and accused him of manipulating a trip to ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


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