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Maine governor: Drug dealers impregnate ‘young white’ girls

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Blunt-spoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage said out-of-state drug dealers are impregnating "young white" girls, and his remarks were quickly denounced by critics on Thursday as racial fearmongering.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bill would make videotaping police a crime if too close

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them while they're engaged with suspects.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


$700 MILLION POWERBALL

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The record-breaking $700 million Powerball jackpot is the stuff of dreams, but it all boils down to math. From the huge prize to the enormous odds against winning it, Saturday night's drawing is a numbers game that gives players good reason to brush up on their algebra, maybe as they stand in line to buy a ticket. A look at some of the statistics:

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. But you might not need to worry quite as much about eggs.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Feds launch criminal look at Chipotle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in December after a series of food scares at its restaurants.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency budget plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is planning to push you to fire up the computer rather than calling for tax help, but the agency's in-house watchdog says that could freeze out millions of taxpayers or force them to pay for advice.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


BACKGROUND CHECKS EXPAND

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China's growing military power.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Leader of armed group wants land transfer, then will go home

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go home when a plan is in place to turn over management of federal lands to locals.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Police say girl abused as mother worked as prostitute in next room

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama said Tuesday that a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while her mother worked as a prostitute in another room.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


College begins effort to fire professor for Islam comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials of a Christian college in suburban Chicago on Tuesday said they have begun efforts to fire a professor who was placed on leave after asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges considered in fatal dog-mauling of California boy

LINDA (AP) - Authorities were considering Tuesday whether to seek criminal charges against a woman whose pit bull dogs mauled to death her 9-year-old brother in California.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


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New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds apologized Wednesday for behavior that prompted his arrest for public intoxication, saying he ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police

MADISON, Maine (AP) - A gunman shot and killed his partner, their adult son and a neighbor and wounded a fourth person before being fatally shot ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort

RED HOOK, N.Y. (AP) - Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s 2nd chance to make 1st impression

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US celebrates July Fourth with parades, picnics, fireworks

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US says NKorea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


10 patients got life-ending drugs in Colorado under new law

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs is quietly underway, with an estimated 10 prescriptions filled since voters approved ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US schools rethink meal-debt policies that humiliate kids

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


1st Model 3 to be built Friday, sales start July 28

NEW YORK (AP) - The first Tesla Model 3 electric car for the masses should come off the assembly line on Friday with the first deliveries ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Prosecutors ask judge to gag Martin Shkreli

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors want a judge to make "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli stop talking and filed a motion on Monday asking that he and ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


New Jersey looks to keep casinos open during state shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials are looking for ways to ensure that Atlantic City's casinos can remain open if the state ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Milk’ not the only contested word in the food world

The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker drafting bill in attempt to end budget stalemate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Legislators have begun drafting a bill to overhaul the state's largest health insurer to satisfy Republican Gov. Chris Christie in ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


DC appeals court orders EPA to move ahead with methane rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


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