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Man who tortured, killed dogs gets up to 28 years

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 25-year-old former presidential scholar and psychology major convicted of torturing, killing and dismembering seven dogs was sentenced to up to 28 years in Nevada state prison Thursday in what the judge, prosecutor and defense lawyer all agreed may be the most horrific crime they have ever seen in their decades of legal practice.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation


Rains drench East Coast; woman drowns in her vehicle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major flooding Thursday, drowning a woman whose car quickly filled up with water and prompting flash-flood warnings from historic Charleston to Washington, D.C.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation


Gunman kills 9 at college

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting.

October 01, 2015 | | Nation


Casinos: We’re the good guys

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The industry group representing casinos, racetracks and sports books in 40 states where gambling is legal wants there to be no confusing it for illegal gambling linked to violent organized crime.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Convicted of cigarette-smuggling

NEW YORK (AP) - A Maryland man accused of spearheading the smuggling of more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes into New York state was convicted Tuesday of racketeering but acquitted of charges that he plotted behind bars to get witnesses killed.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Mom accused of tossing baby to death from window

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a seventh-story window to her death was arrested Tuesday on murder and manslaughter charges, police said.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Officer’s gesture brings homeless man to tears

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Touched by the plight of a homeless man forced to walk several hours a day to his job, a Kansas police officer stepped up with a gesture that brought the man to tears.

September 30, 2015 | | Nation


Father: Sons accused of attacking him & his wife had ‘bad moment’

ATLANTA (AP) - Two brothers who were charged in an attack on their parents inside the family's suburban had "one bad moment," their father said.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Man accused of pulling out 3 of autistic 4-year-old’s teeth

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man watching a 4-year-old autistic boy for his live-in girlfriend severely beat the child, including pulling three of his teeth out, and left him bleeding and crying overnight, authorities in Pennsylvania alleged Monday.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Colleges ease application process with new website

BOSTON (AP) - More than 80 colleges are creating a website where students will be able to apply to dozens of them and get help along the way.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Va. governor rejects bid to halt inmate’s execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday denied a last-minute attempt to delay the execution of a convicted serial killer who says that his life should be spared because he is intellectually disabled.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


LIFE ON MARS?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


EPA rules will boost pesticide safety on farms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Shell move dims prospects, delights environmentalists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.

September 28, 2015 | | Nation


Don’t get drunk: Advice college kids may not get

CHICAGO (AP) - Government researchers say "deplorably" few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use.

September 28, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation


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Scalise discharged from hospital, begins rehabilitation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Man accused of smuggling king cobra snakes in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


California knocks Trump as it extends cap & trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see ...

July 26, 2017 | | Nation


Drug crisis creates pollution

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Spectators at golf tournament often direct gaze toward Trump

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - Spectators crowding around the viewing booth near the 15th green of the U.S. Women's Open often had their backs ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Flash flood kills 9 at Arizona slot canyon swimming hole

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) - At least nine people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Investigator in ‘84: Seattle mayor abused foster son

SEATTLE (AP) - Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


DETROIT AT CROSSROADS

DETROIT (AP) - Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive ...

July 16, 2017 | | Nation


Long his father’s attack dog, Trump Jr. now in eye of political storm

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. has long been his father's id, the brawler who has helped fuel the president's pugilistic instincts and ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities: Utah parents taunted malnourished child

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah couple accused in the death of their toddler daughter taunted the malnourished child with food and attempted to cover ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Parents charged with starving, abusing 5-year-old foster boy

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A northeastern Wisconsin husband and wife starved and abused their adopted 5-year-old son and accused him of manipulating a trip to ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


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