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Lawyer defends use of gun on 76-year-old

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video.

January 11, 2015 | | Nation


Convertibles poised for comeback

DETROIT (AP) - Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair.

January 11, 2015 | | Nation


Zimmerman arrested on assault charge

MIAMI (AP) - Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

January 11, 2015 | | Nation


Muslim hailed for life-saving courage

PARIS (AP) - At a kosher supermarket in Paris, a quick-thinking Muslim employee hides several Jewish shoppers in the basement before sneaking out to brief police on the hostage-taker upstairs. In the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, a poker-faced businessman fools a pair of gunmen into believing they're alone in the building before being allowed to leave unharmed.

January 11, 2015 | | Nation


Crash survivor inaugurates Golden Gate safety barrier

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A survivor of a 2008 head-on crash on the Golden Gate Bridge spoke Sunday from her wheelchair to help inaugurate a new mobile median safety barrier for the iconic San Francisco span.

January 11, 2015 | | Nation


Republicans vote to continue their straw poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republicans in Iowa have opted to carry on with their presidential straw poll, a summer political tradition that detractors decry as a sideshow.

January 11, 2015 | | Nation


Brown’s plan has downturn in mind

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ever mindful that the next economic downturn could be right around the corner, Gov. Jerry Brown released a record $113 billion California spending plan on Friday that resists calls for expanding social services and instead dedicates billions for paying down debt and saving for a rainy day.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


French forces kill gunmen, end rampage

ARIS (AP) - With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket to try to help the brothers escape.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


‘Eco-terrorist’ freed amid evidence dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California man described by federal officials as an anarchist and eco-terrorist intent on blowing up government and commercial buildings was set free after nine years in prison when the government conceded that evidence in the case was never turned over to his defense attorney.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


NY cops slowed arrests, stopped ticketing

NEW YORK (AP) - Enough New York police officers stopped writing tickets and making low-level arrests in the weeks since two officers were fatally shot that the number of summonses plummeted 90 percent, the city's police commissioner said Friday.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


Critically hurt man left in towed car for 6 hours

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio sheriff's office is trying to figure out how a critically injured man was left inside a vehicle for six hours after it was towed from a crash scene in suburban Dayton on New Year's Day.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


Golden Gate Bridge closing this weekend

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge will shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours starting at midnight Friday so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions, part of an effort to increase safety along the iconic structure.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


GADET SHOW

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sure, the International CES show was chock full of connected cars, smart home sensors, music gear and computer gadgets, as you'd expect. There were even drones buzzing the 160,000-plus people that tromped across the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space along the Las Vegas Strip. But if you didn't get to see some of these goodies, well, you just haven't lived.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


Tech coming to a car near you

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


US to allow Mexican trucks in with screening

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation says it will soon allow Mexican trucking firms to apply for authorization to make long-haul cross-border runs, potentially ending a longstanding dispute.

January 09, 2015 | | Nation


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Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP musters final push to erase health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that still ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton hints she may question Trump’s legitimacy

ATLANTA (AP) - Hillary Clinton says she won't rule out questioning President Donald Trump's legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Disability backlog tops 1 million while thousands die on waitlist

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Mattis says no need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

NEW YORK (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Warm waters: Lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE (AP) - The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Those returning to Florida Keys must be self-sustaining

MIAMI (AP) - As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Governments turn tables by suing public records information requesters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump mocks North Korea leader Kim as ‘Rocket Man’

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


Harvey recovery czar faces limits to ‘future-proofing’ Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn ...

September 17, 2017 | | Nation


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