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911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Affluenza’ teen, mon planned flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


California tribe to reopen casino after more than a year

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California tribe is set to reopen its casino Thursday, more than a year after a faction attempted an armed takeover, sending gamblers scrambling with chips left on the tables.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Twitter revises policy banning threats & abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Home prices rise in October, helped by solid job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Judge OKs brain tests in end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge gave a Reno hospital the go-ahead Tuesday to conduct brain wave tests on a 20-year-old woman who has been on life-support since April, but the judge indicated she won't rule until at least Jan. 22 on the crucial question of life or death.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Next generation taste test

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


END OF MEAT?

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Texas’ ‘affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas district attorney's office says Mexican authorities have detained a teen who disappeared with his mother after video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck that killed four people.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Bakery owners pay damages in gay wedding case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid $135,000 in state-ordered damages - after refusing to do so for nearly six months.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


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High school coach blasts ref who left after anthem

MONROE, N.J. (AP) - A high school football coach criticized a referee who refused to officiate a game after members of the opposing team knelt ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


He writes to families of dead troops

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Domestic abuse shelters for men help spotlight male violence victims

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas group has opened what's believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


House backs $4T budget, tax plan is coming up next

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Crossing Honolulu street? Don’t text to avoid a fine

HONOLULU (AP) - Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


JFK files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


GOP targets environmental rules after massive wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for tree cutting in national forests in response to the deadly wildfires in ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Feds agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a "very substantial" payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump declares opioid emergency but pledges no additonal money

WASHINGTON (AP) - In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Comcast’s cable customers tumble as cord-cutting picks up

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast's video upswing could be sputtering out.

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


UPS predicts record holiday deliveries

DALLAS (AP) - UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Hammers, axes help test Trump wall prototypes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. government announced Thursday that prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico have been completed and ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Mom lost baby for 14 months over unpaid fees

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge resigned Wednesday after an attorney said the judge prevented a mother from seeing her baby for more than a ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Union Pacific’s 3Q profit up 6% despite challenges

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific delivered a 6 percent improvement in third-quarter profit even though it hauled 1 percent less freight and dealt with disruptions ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon shares soar as earnings beat expectations

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


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