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Ex-trooper kills 2 in turnpike toll booth holdup, is shot dead

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP) - A retired state trooper killed a turnpike toll collector and a security guard in a holdup attempt at a toll plaza and then was shot dead by troopers while trying to escape with the money, authorities said.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Killer off death row thanks to disabled definition tweak

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say Ronell Wilson is a calculating murderer. Since his imprisonment for killing two New York City police detectives, he has been able to dash off emails, memorize passages from books and seduce a female guard.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Obama in Cuba for historic visit

HAVANA (AP) - Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Conservatives plot Trump demise

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory next week, this time in delegate-rich Arizona.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders says he has a ‘path toward victory’ against Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he still maintains a "path toward victory" in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party's nomination.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Gas pipeline explosions bring new US safety plan

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials moved Thursday to strengthen safety rules for the nation's 300,000-mile network of natural gas transmission pipelines in a belated response to numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making whales perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After years of pressure, SeaWorld made a surprise announcement on Thursday: It no longer breeds killer whales in captivity and will soon stop making them leap from their pools or splash audiences on command.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Maryland Senate approves state song changes, cuts ‘Northern scum’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to "Northern scum" and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Buddhist monk pleads guilty to embezzling temple to gamble

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Buddhist monk pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Louisiana temple to feed a casino gambling habit.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


If you’re considering bariatric surgery . . .

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Finances and fear deter many morbidly obese patients from having stomach-reducing bariatric surgery, but it's steadily becoming more common.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Uber to give drivers option to be paid instantly; no fees

SAN FRAANCSCO (AP) - Uber is launching a pilot program intended to help the ride-hailing service's drivers draw their pay faster, an effort that may also fend off emerging payday lenders who are targeting drivers.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


YouTube now on T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company's "Binge On" video streaming service.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Move to outlaw ‘non-helicopter parents’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a "tsk, tsk" to worry about in Rhode Island.

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Americans more tolerant of gay marriage but not divorce

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage - but they've grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows.

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Court strikes conviction on 20-year-old DUI charge

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a man who was tried last year on a 20-year-old drunken driving charge.

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


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4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks Indianapolis crowd

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Teens begin Mississippi- to-Memphis march in honor of King

DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) - Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Commitment to King’s unfinished work remains 50 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


50 years after King’s death, high-pay jobs elude many blacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Black workers nationwide are chronically underrepresented in high-salary jobs in technology, business and engineering, among other fields, an Associated Press analysis of government ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals go mostly unmet

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for many issues throughout his life as a minister and the leader of the ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats tell embattled rep to quit; she says she won’t

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The cries for embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Winning ticket for Mega Millions bought in NJ

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Judge dismisses case against social media after Florida club rampage

DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Facebook, Google and Twitter by families of patrons killed in the 2016 Orlando, Florida, nightclub ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Woman sentenced to 5 years for voting while on probation

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman was sentenced to five years in prison for voting in the 2016 presidential election when she was ineligible ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


How you’re tracked online — and what you can do about it

NEW YORK (AP) - Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


North Carolina officer shoots, kills man during traffic stop

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A white North Carolina police officer shot and killed a black passenger who refused orders not to reach for a gun ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


New York killer who massacred 10 in 1984 freed from prison

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who killed 10 people in 1984 in one of New York City's most notorious massacres has been released from ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


‘Hope and dignity:’ Pope calls for peace in Easter message

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


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