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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


Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Affluenza’ teen, mon planned flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


California tribe to reopen casino after more than a year

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California tribe is set to reopen its casino Thursday, more than a year after a faction attempted an armed takeover, sending gamblers scrambling with chips left on the tables.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Twitter revises policy banning threats & abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Home prices rise in October, helped by solid job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Judge OKs brain tests in end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge gave a Reno hospital the go-ahead Tuesday to conduct brain wave tests on a 20-year-old woman who has been on life-support since April, but the judge indicated she won't rule until at least Jan. 22 on the crucial question of life or death.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Next generation taste test

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


END OF MEAT?

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Texas’ ‘affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas district attorney's office says Mexican authorities have detained a teen who disappeared with his mother after video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck that killed four people.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Bakery owners pay damages in gay wedding case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid $135,000 in state-ordered damages - after refusing to do so for nearly six months.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


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Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs following attack by neighbor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Brazile stirs Dem party strife as bellwether gov race nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are struggling to put the bitter 2016 election behind them as the party's current chairman and his predecessor bicker over Hillary ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Protocol on Asia trip? Trump to use ‘whatever language he wants’

WASHINGTON (AP) - When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren't too long - or short. Don't bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets. Don ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled

DETROIT (AP) - More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s tweets unlikely to slow NYC terror case

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's tweets calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the New York truck rampage could give ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Following attack, 57 NYC intersections get barriers

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials on Thursday began to put up additional concrete barriers at intersections, including one where an attacker drove onto a ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Suspect walked off job hours before deadly Walmart attack

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


US rate for gun deaths increases

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Lost sailors did not activate their emergency beacon

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

NEW YORK (AP) - The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump offers fresh criticism of inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Marine sergeant’s trial over Muslim recruit’s death to start

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A court-martial is due to start this week for a Marine Corps drill instructor charged with abusing two Muslim recruits ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

PHOENIX (AP) - A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


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