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40 years in fatal abuse of 2-year-old

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for what the judge called the "mind-boggling," fatal abuse of a 2-year-old boy who was whipped with a belt, kicked, shaken, slammed against kitchen cabinets and forced to brush his teeth with a steel barbecue brush.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Sanctions possible in Obama court case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


House had 85 live dogs, dozens of dead pets

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) - A woman is being held in Wisconsin who authorities in Illinois say had 85 live dogs and at least 65 dead dogs and cats at a rural rental house.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Rat raised to feed family’s snakes fatally bit baby

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A rat being raised to feed a family's pet snakes ended up biting a 6-month-old boy and transmitting diseases that killed him, authorities said Thursday.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Man held for 2 years as witness takes stand, released

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A man who was jailed for 2½ years so he couldn't avoid taking the witness stand in his son's murder trial was freed Thursday after providing two hours of often-combative testimony.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Microsoft readies new web browser

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Prison for beating, chaining boy up

MONROE, N.C. (AP) - For an 11-year-old boy, it was a house of horrors.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Streaming TV services: The options

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


US destroying chemical weapons

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Army began destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons Wednesday, using explosives to rip open a container of mustard agent inside a sealed chamber and then flooding it with another chemical to neutralize it.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Concealed guns on college campuses?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas would allow people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses under a measure given preliminary approval by the state Senate, just a day after it passed a proposal allowing open carry of guns almost anywhere in the state.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block an Alabama law that allows a fetus to be represented in court when a minor is seeking judicial permission for an abortion.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


DNA tests help shelter speed up adoptions

BURLINGAME (AP) - A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada may allow sick pets to use pot

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

March 17, 2015 | By MICHELLE RINDELS By Associated Press | Nation


Priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Justice Department fanning racism?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ jab at Navajo event draws blowback

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Families of Native American war veterans and politicians of both major parties are criticizing President Donald Trump for using a White House ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Special court to oversee hundreds of deadly asbestos claims

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the creation of a special court to oversee hundreds of claims filed on behalf of ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Sen. Paul says man who tackled him spoke to him after attack

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Feds, ex-Louisiana congressman working on resentencing deal

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 in his freezer are working on an agreement ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Court documents reveal Trump paid $1.375M in labor lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump paid $1.375 million in 1998 to settle a class action lawsuit involving Polish laborers who demolished a building at ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Keystone pipeline leak likely caused by 2008 damage

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) - A federal agency says a leak in TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota likely was caused by damage ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Some Vegas shooting victims want donation plan revised

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some victims injured in the mass shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas on Tuesday asked a committee in charge ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Army Reserve officer gets 4 years for defrauding government

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A high-ranking Army Reserve officer was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison and ordered to forfeit $4.4 million for fraudulently ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Eni receives federal permit for US Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A subsidiary of an Italian energy company has received a federal permit to drill the first oil exploration wells in U.S ...

November 28, 2017 | | Nation


Condor group wants more hunters to avoid lead bullets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An effort to bring one of the world's largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Conyers steps aside from Judiciary post amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump chooses legislative agenda vs repulsion of Moore

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Suit challenges Trump’s pick for consumer bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C (AP) - President Donald Trump's appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Franken ‘ashamed’ but will return to work anyway

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


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