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Professor sees meaning in garbage

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Global warming is carving changes into Alaska landscape in fire & ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


University of Texas removes Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Mount McKinley being renamed Denali

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


WHEN WELLS RUN DRY

By SCOTT SMITH

August 30, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | Nation


Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


CECIL & CAITLYN

NEW YORK (AP) - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


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New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds apologized Wednesday for behavior that prompted his arrest for public intoxication, saying he ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police

MADISON, Maine (AP) - A gunman shot and killed his partner, their adult son and a neighbor and wounded a fourth person before being fatally shot ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort

RED HOOK, N.Y. (AP) - Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s 2nd chance to make 1st impression

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US celebrates July Fourth with parades, picnics, fireworks

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US says NKorea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


10 patients got life-ending drugs in Colorado under new law

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs is quietly underway, with an estimated 10 prescriptions filled since voters approved ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US schools rethink meal-debt policies that humiliate kids

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


1st Model 3 to be built Friday, sales start July 28

NEW YORK (AP) - The first Tesla Model 3 electric car for the masses should come off the assembly line on Friday with the first deliveries ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Prosecutors ask judge to gag Martin Shkreli

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors want a judge to make "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli stop talking and filed a motion on Monday asking that he and ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


New Jersey looks to keep casinos open during state shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials are looking for ways to ensure that Atlantic City's casinos can remain open if the state ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Milk’ not the only contested word in the food world

The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker drafting bill in attempt to end budget stalemate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Legislators have begun drafting a bill to overhaul the state's largest health insurer to satisfy Republican Gov. Chris Christie in ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


DC appeals court orders EPA to move ahead with methane rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


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