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Macy's moves Joan Jett off SD state float

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Macy's is moving rocker Joan Jett and her band off the South Dakota tourism float in its Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


Exchanges slow to attract young, healthy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul wouldn't attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


Transgender Texas student's photo approved

HOUSTON (AP) - A South Texas school district reversed course on Friday, saying it will allow a photo of a transgender student wearing a tuxedo to appear in the teen's high school yearbook.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

MONTANA BABY BORN ON 11-12-13 AT 14:15: MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Nicollette Brynn Anders was born just in time.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


Couple gives back adopted son after 9 years

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio couple who authorities say returned their 9-year-old adopted son to the county after raising him since infancy have been charged with abandoning the child.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


In reversal, Obama to allow canceled health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - His personal and political credibility on the line, President Barack Obama reversed course Thursday and said millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans now ticketed for cancellation under the health care law that is likely to be at the heart of the 2014 elections.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Suit challenging Google's digital library tossed

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge handed Google Inc. a victory in a long-running legal battle on Thursday, tossing out a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant was violating copyright laws by scanning books without the writers' permission to create the world's largest digital library.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Pilot says passenger fell into ocean

MIAMI (AP) - Rescue crews searched an area southeast of Miami after a pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Former detective held in $10M burglary case

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York City police detective was part of a burglary ring that pocketed approximately $10 million in loot over several years, including $3 million worth of sunglasses, prosecutors announced Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator - similar to a snow leopard - evolved in Asia and spread out.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Socialist takes lead in Seattle council race

SEATTLE (AP) - Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Organ-donor request delays execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor delayed a condemned child killer's execution on Wednesday to study the feasibility of accommodating the unusual request by a state death row inmate to donate his organs.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Utility, solar firm battle over rooftop panels

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona is in the midst of what seems like an intense election-year campaign: millions of dollars in spending, a barrage of negative TV ads and large amounts of outside money. The issue, however, has nothing to do with taxes, a hot-button policy or anything on the ballot.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Ranchers rankled by Joan Jett pick

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by the selection of singer-guitarist Joan Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, to perform on the state's float in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


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Clinton takes heat over racially charged joke

NEW YORK (AP) - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio have come under fire over a comedy skit that some people feel was ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday definitively ruled out a bid for president this year, insisting that the party's choice should emerge ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


2 stuck on Alaska glacier are rescued

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Rescuers on Tuesday picked up two skiers who were stranded on an Alaska glacier for four days.

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Trump is amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Woman dismembered in home, body parts dumped

SEATTLE (AP) - A man dismembered a nurse and mother of three in her suburban home then drove her head and other remains to Seattle, where ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Judge: says using Confederate emblem on flags ‘anti-American’

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Jury: Firefighter fraudulently collected disability pension

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former firefighter accused of collecting a state disability pension while working as a martial arts instructor and participating in competitive ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook: New ways to chat, stream video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Looking for new ways to engage with its audience, Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


NY to become latest state to exempt tampons from sales tax

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is poised to become the latest state to repeal its sales tax on tampons in response to a national ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests

DETROIT (AP) - The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Demand for the new Tesla is wild, limited to tech fans

FREMONT (AP) - Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 has been eye-popping, with consumers pre-ordering about $13.7 billion worth of the electric sedans nearly ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


CDC: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is

WASHINGTON (AP) - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


New steps to help people with disabilities and student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven, safeguarding their Social Security payments.

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


The rich have longer longevity

CHICAGO (AP) - The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn't as wide in many ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Bernie Sanders leads in likability

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders is still behind when it comes to delegates and votes, but he has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


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