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Busch Gardens removes decapitated heads

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Driver freed in crash commits suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Home Depot breach affected 56M

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Chevron meets new shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Business going on holiday hiring spree

NEW YORK (AP) - UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Scientists monitoring advancing Hawaii lava are taking big risks

HONOLULU (AP) - Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated Big Island district.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | 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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