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Nearly burned off map, town fights back

MOUNTAIN RANCH (AP) - Mountain Ranch is known as a Gold Rush-era, fiercely independent place, where many of its aging residents distrust the government and prefer to take matters into their own hands.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Records show man killed by police was previously suicidal

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Court records show a Delaware man who reportedly shot himself and refused commands to drop his weapon before being killed by police while in his wheelchair had previously expressed suicidal thoughts and had a history of being combative with police.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Clinton compares email attacks to White House controversies

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday again defended her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, comparing the multiple investigations to Republican-led probes into her husband's administration more than two decades ago.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Some states monitor alcohol offenders with twice-daily tests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Every day before sunrise, people stream through a nondescript door behind the county jail in South Dakota's largest city.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Pope wraps up visit with open-air Mass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.

September 27, 2015 | | Nation

Pope mingles with high & LOW

NEW YORK (AP) - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his papacy.

September 25, 2015 | | Nation

School board debates ‘In God We Trust’ posters

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Franklin County School Board has decided to seek public input before permitting posters that say "In God We Trust" in local schools.

September 25, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuits filed against Volkswagen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At least two lawsuits have been filed in California over Volkswagen tampering with emissions testing on VW and Audi models to deceive regulators.

September 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation

Experts question safety of Essure device linked to pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Hollister to remove steps from entrances

DENVER (AP) - The clothing chain Hollister will get rid of steps at its trademark entrances at dozens of stores across the U.S. to make the doorways wheelchair accessible as part of a settlement approved Thursday by a federal judge.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pope denies he’s a liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world's wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

New duck-billed dinosaur found

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and Florida university researchers.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Gunman kills deputy outside lawyer’s office

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy outside a lawyer's office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Whistleblowers: VA inspector general a ‘joke’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to retaliate against whistleblowers despite repeated pledges to stop punishing those who speak up, a group of employees said Tuesday. One called the department's office of inspector general a "joke."

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama city leaders target sagging pants

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Leaders of an Alabama city fed up with sagging pants on young men and hemlines on women's skirts creeping higher are mulling penalties for clothing they consider inappropriate.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

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Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University's president, demanding the school remove the name of former ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Girl testifies against parents in Arizona imprisonment case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of three young sisters who authorities say were imprisoned in an Arizona home for months testified Wednesday that her mother and ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

House bill would limit calorie labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supermarkets and pizza chains would get some relief from government calorie labeling rules under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

$2M awarded to man who had surgery on wrong side of brain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Group blasts ‘unsafe’ toys

BOSTON (AP) - Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Target profit climbs as traffic jumps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Switch insurance plans to pay less

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

FDA clears new heroin antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved an easy-to-use version of the life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, as communities ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

GOP: Close borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from some Democrats and igniting an emotional ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safety

NEW YORK (AP) - From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

French hunt 2nd fugitive, launch new airstrikes on IS

PARIS (AP) - French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

MOSCOW (AP) - A somber President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible for a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

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