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Police vehicles’ ‘In God We Trust’ decals draw complaints

DALLAS (AP) - A police department in a Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers, drawing criticism from a watchdog group that says the decals amount to an illegal government endorsement of religion.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Obituary: She died ‘of a heroin overdose’

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Confronted with the sudden death of their 18-year-old daughter, Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake made a defiant decision: they would not worry about any finger-pointing, whispers or family stigma.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Bears breaking bad growing problem

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. (AP) - Are some bears just born to be bad? Or do they learn from other bears that raid garbage cans, break into cars and homes and eventually have to be killed because they've lost their fear of humans?

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Shark bites top of kayaker’s foot in the waters near Malibu

MALIBU (AP) - Authorities said a kayaker was bitten by a shark in the waters west of Malibu and was taken to the hospital with cuts to the top of his foot.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Officials work to stop thefts of native artifacts

LAKEPORT (AP) - The four-year drought that has ravaged California and the wildfires charring through the state's dry forests have exposed prehistoric Native American sites as water levels drop and thick brush and poison oak are burned away.

September 06, 2015 | | Nation


Sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.

September 04, 2015 | | Nation


Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Cop fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) - An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Pastor: Mass baptism on football field was voluntary

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) - The pastor of a Georgia church involved in a mass baptism before a high school football practice said Thursday the school had nothing to do with the ritual, except that it took place on a school football field.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


Trump vows no third-party bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.

September 03, 2015 | | Nation


California data shows arrests racial disparity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data Wednesday.

September 02, 2015 | | Nation


Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell ice cream is back.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation


Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.

August 31, 2015 | | Nation


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White woman’s use of Mardi Gras krewe blackface stirs debate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's blackface -- the racist, minstrel-show practice of whites imitating blacks.

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring's intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect

SEATTLE (AP) - More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Judge nixes stiffer sentence for Dylann Roof’s friend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Dylann Roof's friend should not get an unusually tough prison sentence for failing to warn police about Roof's plans ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


Flooded wastewater plant relying on sewage- eating bugs

SEATTLE (AP) - Managers at a flooded wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound are counting on bugs to get the ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


2 die when vehicle chased by Michigan State Police crashes

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) - A college student driving to school was one of two people killed when a vehicle leading police on a high-speed chase crashed ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Fearful immigrants are offered anti- deportation training

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Teaching Trump: Should teachers offer up their own politics in class discussions?

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York City teacher was warned over a homework question critical of President Donald Trump. An Alabama district fielded ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Safety sleeping: Cribs from cardboard boxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Toledo allows golf carts on downtown streets

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods.

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Tree falls, kills 21-year-old in Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials say a 21-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park.

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


What to do when pulled over: A new driver’s ed chapter?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver's education should require students to be ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


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