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Ferguson back on edge again

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots and police critically wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


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4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks Indianapolis crowd

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Teens begin Mississippi- to-Memphis march in honor of King

DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) - Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Commitment to King’s unfinished work remains 50 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


50 years after King’s death, high-pay jobs elude many blacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Black workers nationwide are chronically underrepresented in high-salary jobs in technology, business and engineering, among other fields, an Associated Press analysis of government ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals go mostly unmet

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for many issues throughout his life as a minister and the leader of the ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats tell embattled rep to quit; she says she won’t

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The cries for embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Winning ticket for Mega Millions bought in NJ

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Judge dismisses case against social media after Florida club rampage

DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Facebook, Google and Twitter by families of patrons killed in the 2016 Orlando, Florida, nightclub ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Woman sentenced to 5 years for voting while on probation

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman was sentenced to five years in prison for voting in the 2016 presidential election when she was ineligible ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


How you’re tracked online — and what you can do about it

NEW YORK (AP) - Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


North Carolina officer shoots, kills man during traffic stop

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A white North Carolina police officer shot and killed a black passenger who refused orders not to reach for a gun ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


New York killer who massacred 10 in 1984 freed from prison

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who killed 10 people in 1984 in one of New York City's most notorious massacres has been released from ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


‘Hope and dignity:’ Pope calls for peace in Easter message

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


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