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NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Suspect in Vegas mom killing smoked pot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police knew a 19-year-old suspect in a shooting that killed a neighborhood mother of four smoked marijuana before he surrendered during a standoff last week, and investigators questioned him while he was high, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pills before, after sex help prevent HIV

SEATTLE (AP) - For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Man convicted in deaths of ‘American Sniper’ author, friend

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Autistic boy severely beaten in cafeteria

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sixth-grader with Asperger's syndrome has suffered complications from a severe beating he took in the lunchroom from another student, his parents say.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Chicago mayor forced into April runoff election

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday's municipal election, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff because it forces him into a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Alaska 3rd state with legal pot

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Man accused of luring girl with snacks, killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson and strangled her, court records say.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Marine who vanished gets 2 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Driver of stolen car runs into ambulance on highway, dies

MAGNOLIA, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a stolen car has crashed into an ambulance on a New Jersey highway and has been killed.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Single mom wins part of $564M jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A single mother of four from a small North Carolina town came forward Monday as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


ARREST MADE IN DOG MAULING THAT CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN: LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman was arrested Monday after police say her four mixed breed pit bulls attacked a 65-year-old Las Vegas woman last week, leaving her critically wounded and in danger of losing her arm and eye.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation

Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation

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New Mexico solar farm to supply Southern Cal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - After years of planning and delays, work has resumed on what officials are billing as one of New Mexico's largest ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Randy Travis stuns crowd, sings at Hall of Fame induction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Crews try to keep massive Nevada wildfire from jumping major roads

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Firefighters in Nevada were hoping to stop a wind-driven wildfire, which has already destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City, from jumping ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Harvard museum to dust off curiosities in storage

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - As one of the world's oldest museums dedicated to anthropology turns 150, it's undergoing some big changes to showcase its ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Pumpkins go ballistic at track; some sail two thirds of a mile

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Pumpkins were going ballistic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Mobile game replaces Pokemon creatures with Clinton, Trump

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - While some voters may wish the presidential candidates would just go away, Dartmouth College has created an app for those who ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Finishing high school with bachelor’s degree

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Aya Tal-mason's excitement as she describes her research on cancer-fighting drugs rivals her schoolmate Paige Fries' audible enthusiasm about her ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Pence says GOP ticket will ‘absolutely’ accept vote outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Pence said Sunday he and Donald Trump will abide by "the will of the American people" on Election Day, and suggested that ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

North Carolina GOP office burned, graffiti sprayed nearby

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was torched by a flammable device and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Nigerian parents reunite with 21 girls freed after mass kidnapping

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Joy, jubilation and dancing erupted Sunday when a group of Nigerian parents were reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

North Carolina buildings take $1.5B hit from Matthew floods

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Flooding spawned by Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings in ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Planned Parenthood celebrates centennial

NEW YORK (AP) - Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary celebrations this weekend come with a sense of relief for the group that traces its roots to ...

October 16, 2016 | | Nation

Trump: Accusers ‘horrible horrible liars’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Lashing back, Donald Trump heatedly rejected the growing list of sexual assault allegations against him as "pure fiction" on Thursday ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation

911 operator accused of hanging up on 1000s of calls

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston 911 operator accused of hanging up on thousands of emergency calls is charged with two counts of interference with an emergency ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation

FAA: Arkansas event followed rules in airplane turkey drop

YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Federal Aviation Administration investigators said a festival in northwestern Arkansas did not break any rules when it tossed live turkeys from an ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation

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