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Romney would raise eligibility age for Medicare

DETROIT (AP) - Four days before critical primary elections, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney outlined a far-reaching plan Friday to gradually delay Americans' eligibility for Medicare as well as Social Security.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


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HOT TUB INSTALLATION ON CAMPUS ROOF A MYSTERY: ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Officials are puzzled over a mysterious hot tub that was installed - and then removed - from the roof of a building on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Shooter in spa killing of four acquitted in 1989 triple homicide in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man authorities say slew his two sisters and their husbands before killing himself at a suburban Atlanta spa appears to be the same person acquitted of killing three men in 1989 in Louisiana.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Democrat lawmaker in Florida resigns over sexy texts to married woman prosecutor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker resigned Friday over suggestive and harassing text messages he sent to a married federal prosecutor using a hidden identity.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Teen said 'bin Laden' in plane disruption

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A 19-year-old from Saudi Arabia pleaded not guilty in Oregon on Friday to interfering with a plane crew.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Small businesses find ways to cope with soaring gasoline prices

NEW YORK (AP) - As any driver knows, rising gas prices can put a dent in a household budget. For small business owners, it can hurt - or even wipe out - profits.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Oil stays above $106 despite supply jump

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices rose to nine-month highs above $106 a barrel Thursday, driven by market confidence in Germany and continued concerns about tensions over Iran's nuclear program.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Pa. man busted on drug warrant after casino win

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A man accused of dealing drugs had his luck run out when he won $2,500 playing blackjack at a casino near Philadelphia.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


‘Jeopardy!’ headed to Washington for week of shows

NEW YORK (AP) - "Jeopardy!" is invading the Beltway to put to the test some of Washington's most influential figures.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


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'IDOL' UNVEILS TOP 24 WITH A TWIST: LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's good news for 25 - not just 24 - singers on "American Idol."

February 23, 2012 | | Nation


13 deaths tied to bath refinishing chemical

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Thursday about using a common paint-stripping chemical to refinish bathtubs after tying it to 13 deaths in 10 states.

February 23, 2012 | | Nation


Gay marriage close to legal in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that's being sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who said he expects to sign it sometime this week.

February 23, 2012 | | Nation


Father: 'My kid made a mistake' in school

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Crying and wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, a frightened 9-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting a classmate sat before a judge in juvenile court Thursday as his father gently rubbed his back.

February 23, 2012 | | Nation


Palin before resignation e-mails ‘I can't take it anymore’ regarding Alaska politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - In the final months before she resigned as Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin displayed growing frustration over deteriorating relationships with state lawmakers and their perceived efforts to "lame duck" her administration, along with outrage over ethics complaints that she felt frivolously targeted her and prompted her to write: "I can't take it anymore."

February 23, 2012 | | 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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