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Activists call on Gambia gov’t to release environmentalists

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Bad weather delays recovery of climber’s body

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Efforts to recover the body of a climber who died after falling into a crevasse were temporarily halted Monday because of severe weather on Mount Jefferson in Oregon, authorities said.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Info on VTech customers exposed in breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Special prosecutor confirms Bland case nearly complete

HOUSTON (AP) - A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a black woman in a Texas jail, and it plans to finish presenting its evidence to a grand jury by the end of December, one of the prosecutors said Monday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


JetBlue considers a new approach to training pilots

NEW YORK (AP) - JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


South Dakota regulators grant Dakota Access Pipeline permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota regulators approved a construction permit Monday for a pipeline that will cross through the state as it carries North Dakota oil to Illinois.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic’s abortion license

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-speaker, once a major powerbroker, is convicted in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Winter storm dumping snow in the northern U.S. Plains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Schools called off classes and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Plains, while states farther south worked to recover from a weekend of icy weather and deadly flooding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An estimated 5,000 untested rape kits are in New Mexico's crime labs and warehouses, and it could take five years to work through the backlog, state officials said Monday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

HONOLULU (AP) - The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


‘Gods of Egypt’ studio, director apologize for white cast

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


Frank Sinatra’s birthplace commemorates his 100th its way

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, New York. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding the centennial of his birth to be a very good year.

November 29, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump says he never asked Comey to stop Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Roiled by claims, Alabama Senate race goes off the rails

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Shouting matches and threats. A feud with a late-night television host. Standing ovations and standoffs with the media. Long stretches without campaigning.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Fight over travel rules goes back to appeals courts

SEATTLE (AP) - For most of the time Syrian refugee Mohammad Al Zayed has been in the United States, judges have been wrestling with the Trump ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


FBI agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump messages

WASHINGTON (AP) - A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Tis the season: Woman gets help with brother’s special gift

BALTIMORE (AP) - A toy company and strangers are pitching in to help a Maryland woman find a particularly important Christmas gift for her disabled brother.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Met opera to probe sex misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said Saturday it will open an investigation into allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Lawyer: Conyers has no plan to resign amid harassment claims

DETROIT (AP) - Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Prospects brighter for tax overhaul, success not assured

WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP leaders toiled behind the scenes Wednesday in hopes of readying a long-anticipated tax bill for a floor debate. A pair of pro-family ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump health pick parries questions on drug cost, health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it the opportunity of his lifetime, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary pledged Wednesday to help lower drug prices and ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Matt Lauer is fired at NBC, accused of crude misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague and was promptly ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Conservative speaker arrested at UConn blames students

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - A conservative commentator who was arrested at the University of Connecticut and charged with breach of peace following an altercation blamed some ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


What’s ahead, after N. Korea’s ICBM test

TOKYO (AP) - Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump backs McCaskill opponent as he stumps for tax bill

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - President Donald Trump appeared to give up trying to win Democratic support for the GOP tax overhaul plan Wednesday, as he ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


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