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App helps Lake Tahoe researchers with citizen observations

NORTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation

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



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


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

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

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White House locked down over after vehicle strikes barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Parents face new charges in torture case of 13 kids

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Senator seeking Democratic backing endorsement days after resigning

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California Democrat plans to seek his party's endorsement for a state Senate seat at Saturday's convention just days after ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Interior makeover would diminish Washington’s power

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at age 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation

States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Dems taking another run at blocked memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Police: Washington man raped dying woman, texted photos

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 19-year-old Washington state man, who police say raped a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texted ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Mayor defends fire company’s choice of sex offender as chief

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's re-election of a registered sex offender as ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Voodoo adherents worry about backlash after recent crimes

BOSTON (AP) - Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive.But ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Police: Boy in ambulance hit by driver now fighting for life

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - An ambulance carrying a young boy to a hospital for treatment was hit early Sunday by a drunken driver in North ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Man arrested in woman’s death says victim hired him

DENVER (AP) - A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told investigators she hired him to kill her, court records said.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

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