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• 3 car trends at Detroit auto show: DETROIT (AP) - Beyond the usual hype at the Detroit auto show, automakers have plenty to crow about this year: U.S. sales are the highest since 2008 and they're expected to keep growing. Buyers are being lured by cheap loans and an improving economy.

January 08, 2012 | | Nation


Police: woman disguised to steal from neighbors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say a Salt Lake City woman wore a fake mustache to disguise herself as a man while stealing from her neighbors.

January 07, 2012 | | Nation


Ky county may ban fish, other creatures as prizes

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Goldfish given as prizes at carnivals may not go home with winners if a western Kentucky county has its way.

January 07, 2012 | | Nation


US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) - The political tensions between the U.S. and Iran over transit in and around the Persian Gulf gave way Friday to photos of rescued Iranian fisherman happily wearing American Navy ball caps.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


American native teen deported to Colombia by United States reunites with her mother

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was reunited with her family in the United States on Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


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ACTRESS WHO SUED AMAZON OVER AGE IDS HERSELF: SEATTLE (AP) - An actress who filed an anonymous lawsuit against Amazon.com and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age identified herself in a federal court filing Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president's wife, according to a detailed account of the first couple's relationship.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


FBI redefines rape; adds men as victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday expanded the FBI's more than eight-decade-old definition of rape to count men as victims for the first time and to drop the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum shrugs off report of Iowa vote count errors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum shrugged off reports late Thursday that the vote count from Iowa's caucuses might be wrong, saying the errors appear not to change the fact that he and Mitt Romney were nearly tied.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Brute force saves Ore. man when rescuers lift car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A crew of firefighters in Portland, Ore., used brute strength to lift up a 3,200-pound car and free a man pinned under it.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Rivals go hard after Mitt Romney, who goes after President Obama

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


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RENO MAN DEPORTED 3 TIMES BEFORE SENT TO PRISON: RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man with ties to a gang that originated in El Salvador and has been deported three times for illegal entry to the United States has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for a fight that left a man paralyzed.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


In many parts of nation, it's a winterless wonderland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The big snowstorms of autumn are just memories in New England, where people who make their living off winter tourism are losing income and New Hampshire primary candidates lack picturesque winterscapes for photo ops. Tourists in the West play golf instead of skiing. In Midwestern hockey country, you can barely slog a puck through the slush.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Soldier at Paul rally could face legal trouble

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate could face legal troubles, the military said Thursday.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Officials investigate case of deported teen

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


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Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

NEW YORK (AP) - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Feds cast doubt on NY-New Jersey tunnel funding plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A plan to pay for an estimated $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River raises serious concerns, including that it ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

CAIRO (AP) - A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona, will miss tax vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss ...

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading ...

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Special counsel obtains 1,000s of Trump transition team emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent ...

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to ...

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that ...

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series ...

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests

DENVER (AP) - Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal ...

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of ...

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 ...

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republicans' razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio ...

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sex misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to ...

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store

NEW YORK (AP) - Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to ...

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


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