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Ohio governor grants clemency to inmate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday spared a prison inmate set to die later this month for the killing of a Cleveland produce vendor while rejecting calls that he be made eligible for parole and possible release.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


More Chicago police on streets to combat violence

CHICAGO (AP) - With the number of shootings in Chicago already climbing with the temperatures, police are being dispatched by the hundreds on overtime to high-crime neighborhoods, parks, public housing buildings and other spots around the city to combat the spike in crime that comes every summer.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


German consulate seeks justice for slain student

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The German consulate called for justice Wednesday after a homeowner fired four blasts from a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old exchange student who was inside.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights to and from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


Urine-tinged water diverted to another reservoir

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Portland has decided not to flush millions of gallons of drinking water that might have been tainted by a teenager who urinated at a reservoir.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A gunman who wounded six colleagues in an Atlanta-area rampage didn't seem enthusiastic about his job loading boxes but never mentioned problems with co-workers or supervisors, his father said Wednesday.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


What does Wal-Mart not sell?

NEW YORK (AP) - The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world's largest retailer doesn't hawk?

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado eyes edibles rules as more people eat pot

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


Gov’t report says US lost $11.2B on GM bailout

NEW YORK (AP) - A new report says taxpayers lost $11.2 billion on the government's bailout of General Motors.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


Wicked Strong running for Boston in Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Wicked Strong has a built-in fan base for the Kentucky Derby. Like the entire city of Boston.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


Toyota move gives Perry win for possible 2016 run for president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With eight months left in office, Gov. Rick Perry is away from Texas almost as much as he's home - hitting the road hard to tout his state as America's best place to do business.

April 30, 2014 | | Nation


35 dead as South braces for more twisters

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms.

April 29, 2014 | | Nation


Dog that mauled boy to live in sheriff’s shelter

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge ruled Tuesday that a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy earlier this year will spend the rest of its life in an animal shelter set up in an old jail by the sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix.

April 29, 2014 | | Nation


Cross-state pollution rule stands

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't control.

April 29, 2014 | | Nation


Employee opens fire at FedEx center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | | Nation


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Police: No evidence of gang- rape at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser's unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


Three dead in as scaffolding falls at high-rise

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, killing three men and sending another to a hospital.

March 23, 2015 | | Nation


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March 23, 2015 | | Nation


More Americans turn to refund advances

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Baristas stop writing ‘Race Together’

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Brown calls Cruz ‘unfit’ to run for president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz' views on climate change make the Texas Republican unfit to run for president and that he would entertain making another bid for the White House himself if he were younger.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect dead, officer hurt in Arizona Wal-Mart brawl

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) - An overnight brawl in an Arizona Wal-Mart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Spend more, tax less

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


OK: Genetically engineered potatoes, apples

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Off-duty police in fatal wrong-way crash

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club drove the wrong way down a New York City highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer early Friday, killing an officer and a civilian and critically injuring two other policemen.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Benefit checks are accurate

Q: I am 82 years old. My husband is 85. Based on a recent column you wrote about wives getting benefits from their husband's account, I think I am due more money from Social Security. How do I go about getting what is rightfully mine?

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


HealthCare.gov sending out corrected tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it's making progress trying to correct a tax-form error that affected 820,000 customers of HealthCare.gov.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge - and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon gets FAA OK to experiment with drones

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


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