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House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own party as lawmakers reflected the anxiety of voters back home.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and eight arrested. The fate of the alleged ringleader was unclear, with authorities saying he was not taken alive and they were trying to determine if he died in the raid.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell another.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, calling new requirements in the bill "untenable."

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University's president, demanding the school remove the name of former school president and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from programs and buildings over what they said was his racist legacy.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Girl testifies against parents in Arizona imprisonment case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of three young sisters who authorities say were imprisoned in an Arizona home for months testified Wednesday that her mother and stepfather monitored the girls with video cameras, awoke them at night to march in place, and forced them to urinate and defecate in their bedroom closets.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


House bill would limit calorie labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supermarkets and pizza chains would get some relief from government calorie labeling rules under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


$2M awarded to man who had surgery on wrong side of brain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain has been awarded $2 million by the state's claims commission.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Group blasts ‘unsafe’ toys

BOSTON (AP) - Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual list of hazardous toys released Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Target profit climbs as traffic jumps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


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Despite the shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


THE SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON (AP) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


Highway swamped by mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


MONTECITO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Anto

MONTECITO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation




U Penn student reportedly stabbed more than 20 times

SANTA ANA (AP) - A 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed ...

January 15, 2018 | | Nation


Women taking their right to go topless to NH state’s high court

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ...

January 15, 2018 | | Nation


Two senators who didn’t recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run in Maryland

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

HONOLULU (AP) - A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Plan to relieve gridlock in Manhattan with tolls gains momentum

NEW YORK (AP) - Bumper-to bumper, horn-honking traffic through Manhattan streets is about as New York as bagels and Broadway. A plan to ease that problem ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


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