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Budget: No shutdown, no default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order to Capitol Hill and ending the threat of government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president takes office.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Salem witch takes warlock to court over alleged harassment

BOSTON (AP) - A Salem, Massachusetts, woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


‘Pregnant man’ pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

PHOENIX (AP) - A transgender man in Arizona who was accused of stalking his estranged wife last year pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct Tuesday.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Fatally scalded inmate was kept in cell with broken heater

BALTIME (AP) - A convicted murderer under observation for behavioral problems was allowed to remain in his cell as he destroyed a radiator over an 8-hour period, eventually flooding the tier with water and scalding himself to death, according to an internal investigative report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Students protest Trump’s appearance at Iowa high school, says he’s a bully

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Hundreds of students, parents and other Sioux City residents protested Donald Trump's appearance at a northwestern Iowa high school on Tuesday, saying the Republican presidential candidate's rhetoric about immigrants violates the school's anti-bullying policy.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


85-year-old jewel thief arrested at upscale mall

ATLANTA (AP) - Ten years ago, when she was 75 years old, Doris Payne swore she was done with a lifetime of pilfering jewels across two continents. Several arrests later, in 2013, she said again that she was leaving that life behind.

October 27, 2015 | | Nation


Speaker Boehner’s last deal: 2-year budget, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner is making one final appeal to restive Republicans: Pass a hard-won agreement with President Barack Obama to fund the government and forestall a debt crisis before Rep. Paul Ryan assumes the top job later this week. But he encountered immediate resistance when he laid out the plan Monday night.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit seeks 3rd option besides male, female on USA passport

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-soldier convicted in thrill killing leaves prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho soldier has been released from prison four years after he admitted shooting an unarmed Afghan boy for sport and posing for photographs with the victim's corpse as part of what prosecutors described as a series of thrill killings by a rogue group of U.S. troops.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Video shows school officer tossing student in SC classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect tattooed ‘mom’ on self after killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man who is accused of killing his mother by shooting her and attacking her with a bat and butcher knife was tattooing the word "Mom" on his leg when he was arrested, according to court records released Monday.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


100-plus required tests thruh 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


UC asks public for input on rewrite of free speech policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California Board of Regents is going back to the drawing board Monday and getting public input after a proposed policy on intolerance was roundly rejected by Jewish organizations that say it doesn't go far enough to address antisemitism on campuses.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


New physician- in-chief picked for Kaiser CV

Sanjay Marwaha, MD, a head and neck surgeon, has been selected as the new physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente's Central Valley Area.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump says for first time: I think Russia hacked Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump speculated Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked details about a classified briefing with him that included unsubstantiated ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the federal government's ethics agency Wednesday blasted President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona city sees success keeping its night sky dark

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with satellite ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists: Moon is 4.51 billion years old

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ivanka Trump shifting gears, heading to Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Media outlet spreads ‘news’ about Trump as they concede none of dossier may be true

PASADENA (AP) - The spread of a report about supposed damaging information about President-elect Donald Trump collected by Russia became a public test of journalistic standards ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio girl found dead at restaurant

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old girl reported missing in Ohio were jailed Wednesday on bonds of $5 million after her body was ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s pick for State takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Repo agent gets prison for chase, deadly crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah repossession agent accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to take back and forcing her off the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


No wiggle room: Many firms don’t keep enough cash

NEW YORK (AP) - When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


BC approves oil pipeline from Alberta

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - Canada's Pacific Coast province of British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Facebook taking on a bigger role in journalism

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Yahoo to change name if Verizon deal gets done

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo will adopt a new corporate identity and slash the size of its board if the proposed $4.8 billion sale of its ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Dairy Queen closes Illinois store after owner uses slur

ZION, Ill. (AP) - Dairy Queen has closed one of its stores in Illinois and terminated its relationship with the franchise owner after police say he ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Apple proved a phone can change world in 10 years

CUPERTINO (AP) - Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


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