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Postal Service reports $5.2B loss in 3rd Q

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported losses of $57 million per day in the last quarter and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Sibling rivalry will play out at AARP spelling bee

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An old case of sibling rivalry could spell trouble at the upcoming AARP National Spelling Bee in Cheyenne.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Lawyers: Colo. shooting suspect mentally ill

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Facebook pressured to remove page deemed racist

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Facebook is under pressure in Australia to take down a page that insults Aborigines with the government accusing the social networking company of using its U.S. base to avoid Australian anti-discrimination laws.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Zimmerman seeks 'stand your ground' hearing

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida's "stand your ground" law in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his attorney said Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Romney, Obama bemoan attack ads but both campaigns benefit from them

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both deplored the pervasive presence of televised attack ads in the race for the White House on Thursday, though neither acknowledged being helped as well as harmed. Each blamed his foe.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Man fears false teeth eaten by dog after fight

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man told police he fears a dog ate his false teeth after a fight with his roommate.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Man orders flat-screen TV, gets gun instead

WASHINGTON (AP) - Musician Seth Horvitz is used to tickling the ivories, not squeezing a trigger.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Flying concrete kills woman in 4-car crash

MODESTO (AP) - Authorities say a driver was killed when a flying chunk of concrete slammed into her truck's windshield during a four-vehicle crash on Highway 99 in Modesto.

August 09, 2012 | | Nation


Temple gunman shot himself; still no motive

MILWAUKEE (AP) - There's no trial to prepare, no jury to persuade, no judge to hand down a sentence.

August 08, 2012 | | Nation


Singer Randy Travis arrested naked, charged with DWI

DALLAS (AP) - Country singer Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after he crashed his Pontiac Trans Am and was found naked and combative at the scene, Texas officials said.

August 08, 2012 | | Nation


Careful bear raids Colorado candy shop

DENVER (AP) - A bear in a candy store is nothing like a bull in a china shop. At least not this one.

August 08, 2012 | | Nation


Mars crater where rover landed 'Earth-like'

PASADENA (AP) - The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday.

August 08, 2012 | | Nation


Ad claims Romney & Bain responsible for women’s death causing campaign furor

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's campaign fiercely protested a searing attack ad aired by allies of President Barack Obama on Wednesday, but drew expressions of dismay from conservatives when an aide to the former Massachusetts governor invoked the benefits of a state health care system he signed into law.

August 08, 2012 | | Nation


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Police chief in small Texas town killed

ELMENDORF, Texas (AP) - The police chief of a small Texas town was killed Saturday while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon's famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Caregiver stepped on tot, who died

NEW YORK (AP) - A child care worker charged with killing a toddler in her home told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times, and after that, he could no longer walk on his own, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | | Nation


Obama takes less vacation than predecessors

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Sex charges for teacher of the year

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels for DUI

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher suspended after shooting lesson

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Reid makes off color joke at Asian event

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Parole denied yet again for Lennon’s killer

NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Man who at pot candy must stand trial

DENVER (AP) - A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Hacking warning for 1,000 retailers

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.

August 22, 2014 | | Nation


Ryan says he’d love to see Romney run again

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."

August 21, 2014 | | Nation


Suspect’s friend pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.

August 21, 2014 | | Nation


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