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Romney accuses Gingrich of potential wrongdoing in his consulting work after departing Congress

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched a multipronged attack Monday on rival Newt Gingrich, accusing the former House speaker of engaging in "potentially wrongful activity" in his consulting work, while Gingrich dismissed Romney's criticism as desperate in the wake of a big loss in South Carolina.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Meth fills hospitals with burn patients using ‘shake-and-bake’ to make drugs

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment - a burden so costly that it's contributing to the closure of some burn units.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week over a year after being shot

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


GOP race turns to new terrain in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Now it's Florida's turn.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

• PURPORTED BONNIE AND CLYDE GUNS SELLS FOR $210K: KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) - Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have snatched $210,000 at an auction.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Evicted 101-year-old woman can’t go home

DETROIT (AP) - The federal government now says a 101-year-old Detroit woman it promised could move back into her foreclosed home four months ago can't return because the building's unsanitary and unsafe.

January 23, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

AFTER PROTEST, CONGRESS PUTS OFF MOVIE PIRACY BILL: WASHINGTON (AP) - Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year. Critics said the bills would result in censorship and stifle Internet innovation.

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


Remorseful man admits he caused big Reno blaze

RENO, Nev. (AP) - An "extremely remorseful" elderly man admitted Friday that he accidentally started a brush fire that destroyed 29 homes near Reno when he improperly discarded fireplace ashes at his home south of town, authorities said.

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


THEN THERE WERE FOUR

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The race for the Republican presidential nomination took a turn toward the South Carolina surreal Thursday as Rick Perry dropped out, Newt Gingrich faced stunning allegations from an ex-wife and Mitt Romney struggled to maintain a shaky front-runner's standing.

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


Key moments from the SC GOP debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Some notable moments from Thursday's debate, the last such forum before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary:

January 20, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

PHOENIX TRANSIENT ACCUSED OF SKINNING, EATING CAT: PHOENIX (AP) - A transient has been arrested after police say he skinned and ate a cat while camping inside a Phoenix warehouse and music venue.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


CDC: Many teen moms didn't think they could become pregnant, basically clueless

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Sex poses fairly low risk to heart patients

CHICAGO (AP) - Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you're healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


10,000 flee as brush fire fanned by 82 mph winds burns toward Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Wind gusts of up to 82 mph pushed a fast-moving brush fire south of Reno out of control Thursday as it burned several homes, threatened dozens more and forced about 10,000 people to evacuate their neighborhoods.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


Washington Monument gets $7.5M million quake repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite a billionaire history buff's pledge of $7.5 million to speed up repairs on the Washington Monument, officials say the complex work could last until August 2013 - two years after the landmark was damaged by an earthquake.

January 19, 2012 | | Nation


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Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17% by hauling 8% more freight

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Workforce layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) - The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks sales rise with help of revamped food

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


General Motors profit falls 85% on recall costs

DETROIT (AP) - Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Obama slams company mergers abroad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


California AG to help illegals get lawyers

WEST SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's attorney general said Thursday she is helping secure lawyers to represent minors from Central America during immigration hearings.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a proposed route for California's high-speed rail line connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Los Banos man gets 14 years for raping men in bathroom

LOS BANOS (AP) - A Central California man has been sentenced to 14 years and eight months in prison following his conviction on charges that he drugged and raped two men.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down in Cotati

COTATI (AP) - A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Fire season in expected to get much worse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Salmon, steelhead get help

FRESNO (AP) - State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution got underway

PHOENIX (AP) - A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Senator: PTSD made him plagiarize

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A man was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


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