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Coverage change proposed on short hospital stays

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Chicago cuts: Layoffs, less maintenance

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) - Officials in Maine used a drone to help deliver a life jacket to a boy stranded on a rock in the middle of a raging river before bringing him and another boy to safety.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Southern Christian Leadership: Confederate emblems ‘treason’

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

2 share pageant title after miscount, but one is upset

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) - One winner of a teenage Miss 4th of July pageant is upset. The other agreed to share the title but isn't talking. And the pageant organizer is defending herself from accusations she rigged the results.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal cellulite, not her pregnant belly.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

NM governor denounces Trump’s comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez denounced GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants and called his comments "horrible."

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation


HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Episcopalians to vote on marrying gays in churches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Store owner replaces ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee hardware store owner who put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign in response to the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage says he decided to take a "bold" stand for his beliefs.

July 01, 2015 | | Nation

Giants finish month under .500

MIAMI (AP) - The San Francisco Giants ended June the way they started it - with a loss.

June 30, 2015 | | Nation

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New Mexico solar farm to supply Southern Cal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - After years of planning and delays, work has resumed on what officials are billing as one of New Mexico's largest ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Randy Travis stuns crowd, sings at Hall of Fame induction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Crews try to keep massive Nevada wildfire from jumping major roads

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Firefighters in Nevada were hoping to stop a wind-driven wildfire, which has already destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City, from jumping ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Harvard museum to dust off curiosities in storage

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - As one of the world's oldest museums dedicated to anthropology turns 150, it's undergoing some big changes to showcase its ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Pumpkins go ballistic at track; some sail two thirds of a mile

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Pumpkins were going ballistic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Mobile game replaces Pokemon creatures with Clinton, Trump

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - While some voters may wish the presidential candidates would just go away, Dartmouth College has created an app for those who ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Finishing high school with bachelor’s degree

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Aya Tal-mason's excitement as she describes her research on cancer-fighting drugs rivals her schoolmate Paige Fries' audible enthusiasm about her ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Pence says GOP ticket will ‘absolutely’ accept vote outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Pence said Sunday he and Donald Trump will abide by "the will of the American people" on Election Day, and suggested that ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

North Carolina GOP office burned, graffiti sprayed nearby

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was torched by a flammable device and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Nigerian parents reunite with 21 girls freed after mass kidnapping

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Joy, jubilation and dancing erupted Sunday when a group of Nigerian parents were reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

North Carolina buildings take $1.5B hit from Matthew floods

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Flooding spawned by Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings in ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Planned Parenthood celebrates centennial

NEW YORK (AP) - Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary celebrations this weekend come with a sense of relief for the group that traces its roots to ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Trump: Accusers ‘horrible horrible liars’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Lashing back, Donald Trump heatedly rejected the growing list of sexual assault allegations against him as "pure fiction" on Thursday ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation

911 operator accused of hanging up on 1000s of calls

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston 911 operator accused of hanging up on thousands of emergency calls is charged with two counts of interference with an emergency ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation

FAA: Arkansas event followed rules in airplane turkey drop

YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Federal Aviation Administration investigators said a festival in northwestern Arkansas did not break any rules when it tossed live turkeys from an ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation

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