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Gov. Christie’s thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Carson drops bid for presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic GOP field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Lawmaker accused of trying to lure teen into sex encounter

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A state representative was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


FBI, Apple clash before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Before Trump, there was Jesse Ventura & big victory

CHICAGO (AP) - He was a candidate few thought stood a chance. Best known as a television showman, he seemed more interested in self-promotion than winning public office. But soon he was dominating media coverage and debate stages, each pungent remark only endearing him more to a disenchanted public.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Homecoming for spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and loved ones he left behind last March.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message. If the black and white logo appears next to a dish, it means it contains more salt, by itself, than doctors recommend that a person ingest in an entire day.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


College behind bars: Old idea with some new energy

MONROE, Wash. (AP) - Eight years ago, when Noel Caldellis began serving time for killing a university student, his main objective was to make 20-plus years in prison pass as quickly as possible: work out, walk circles in the yard with inmates and watch TV.

February 29, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-Klan leader at center of latest GOP flap

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump drew sharp criticism from his rivals in both parties Sunday for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, raising the specter of racism as the presidential campaign hits the South.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Emboldened by her South Carolina landslide, Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Drone-mounted handgun, flame- thrower reignite lawmaker debate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The quiet whirring of the drone's propellers gives way to the sound of gunshots - pop, pop, pop, pop - in the 14-second video titled "Flying Gun."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


Senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines."

February 28, 2016 | | Nation


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Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

WASHINGHTON, D.C. (AP) - It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, "merit-based" immigration system, a keystone ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


National anthem will hot topic at NFL meetings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Oregon couple working on psychedelic ballot initiative

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon couple is pushing to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use of psilocybin - a psychoactive compound found in so-called "magic" mushrooms ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Drive-thru prayers on Good Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana church is gearing up for Good Friday, when its pastor and volunteers gather on the church's long circle driveway ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Beaten inmate sues state for keeping half of $300K legal award

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut inmate is fighting the state in federal court after officials were ordered to pay him $300,000 in a lawsuit ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Trump defends $1.3T spending plan

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his decision to sign a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill despite his misgivings, pointing ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Porn star describes threat over alleged Trump encounter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Anguished students take aim at gun laws, next election cycle

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Charlie Goodman looked at the massive crowd around him, the largest youth-led protest in Washington since the Vietnam War era. He ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday that students who have rallied for gun control should instead learn CPR or find ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectors

NEW YORK (AP) - The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

CINCINNATI (AP) - A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Indian tribe seizes non-native dad’s newborn in hospital

MIAMI (AP) - A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


McMaster out, Bolton in as new Trump adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Lawyer: $500K bond excessive for shooting suspect’s brother

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers Thursday that a $500,000 bond ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Septuagenarian smackdown? Trump, Biden trade fighting words

WASHINGTON (AP) - Imagine: A pay-per-view steel-cage fight featuring Donald "Kick His A--" Trump versus Joe "Beat the Hell Out of Him" Biden. Price to tune ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


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