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In 2014, nation’s economy began shaky, finished strong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Missouri 1st to see average gas price below $2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Leaders call for calm after police shooting

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) - The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’?

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

DOG SURVIVES 15-STORY FALL WITH A BIG SPLASH: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A partially blind dog has survived a fall from the balcony outside his owner's downtown Sacramento condominium into a hot tub 15 stories below.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 tree

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree when two of his sons went off to war in 1974, vowing not to take it down until all six children returned to his Wisconsin home for Christmas. The same tree, he says, is still standing in his living room.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Salvation Army: Boston jewelry gifts ‘contagious’

BOSTON (AP) - What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.

December 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside for $100

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend's mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside.

December 24, 2014 | | Nation


FDA clears Novo Nordisk’s weight loss drug Saxenda

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novo Nordisk diabetes drug as a treatment for obesity. It's the first injectable drug approved for weight loss.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


HELICOPTERING

NEW YORK (AP) - Lori Osterberg and her husband are lifelong Denver folk, but they got restless and intended to relocate for adventure's sake once their only child left home for college.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Natural gas down 29% in a month

NEW YORK (AP) - Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Oil train disaster settlement growing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Canada is nearly halfway to a goal of $500 million in funding commitments ahead of its filing next month, the defunct railroad's bankruptcy trustee said.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Congressman guilt of tax evasion

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election in November, but he remained determined to stay in office even with his sentencing now looming.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Cops’ deaths highlight outdated systems

NEW YORK (AP) - After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


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Volunteers take care of three orphaned bear cubs

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Caretakers are raising three bear cubs after their mother was struck by a car and killed in Yosemite National Park.

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Suit on restaurant dish policy going to trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal lawsuit over a South Carolina restaurant's policy of charging workers to cover the cost of broken glasses and ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Trump-Pence team addressing America

WASHINGTON (AP) - After frenzied, final decision-making, Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Friday, adding an experienced politician with deep Washington ...

July 15, 2016 | | Nation


New Trump-Pence logo sparks giggles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump revealed a new campaign logo that's giving some people the giggles.

July 15, 2016 | | Nation


Dallas shooter stole panties

DALLAS (AP) - He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort. The most humiliating part was that everyone in ...

July 15, 2016 | | Nation


Nothing left to chance at conventions

CLEVELAND (AP) - Security planning for the Republican and Democratic national conventions took into account large-scale threats like the vehicle attack that occurred in France and ...

July 15, 2016 | | Nation


EPA spending bill faces veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided House is about to pass a $32 billion spending bill for the Interior Department and environmental regulations as Congress prepares to ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Still no explanation for Dallas gunman’s honorable discharge

DALLAS (AP) - Almost a week after the Dallas sniper attacks, it's still unclear how the gunman obtained an honorable discharge from the military even ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Young Vermont GOP delegate bucks Trump, draws fire and ire

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont teenager who is a delegate to the Republican National Convention is getting a taste of the rough-and-tumble of politics.

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Open carry law will be upheld during Republican convention

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's police chief said Wednesday that while he'd prefer that people not openly carry firearms during next week's Republican National ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Dr. Phil sues National Enquirer over spousal abuse articles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - "Dr. Phil" McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Civil rights complaint filed over homeless roundup

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The Fort Peck Tribe and Wolf Point-area law enforcement agencies conspired to illegally round up homeless people in July 2013 to ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Video game spectating is the new advertising

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rise of online audiences watching video gamers stream themselves playing isn't simply a new form of entertainment seen by millions ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


SHOOTING 360 VIDEOS

VATICAN CITY (AP) - As cameras that shoot 360-degree photos and videos become affordable, curious users will face a new challenge: Figuring out how to take ...

July 13, 2016 | | Nation


Nude models become artists’ canvases in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - About 100 naked people gathered on Saturday to paint the town red - and blue, green, orange, magenta and neon yellow.

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


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