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Colleges tell students: Ditch your hoverboards

BOSTON (AP) - One of the holiday's hottest presents is now considered contraband at many U.S. colleges.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Rare dime worth more than $1M

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Whatever disparaging cliche you've heard about the lowly dime - dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime's worth of difference - it's not true of this dime.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Obama rips into the NRA over gun control position

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - Three Oregon sheriffs met Thursday with an armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon and asked them to leave, after residents made it clear they wanted them to go home.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Maine governor: Drug dealers impregnate ‘young white’ girls

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Blunt-spoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage said out-of-state drug dealers are impregnating "young white" girls, and his remarks were quickly denounced by critics on Thursday as racial fearmongering.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bill would make videotaping police a crime if too close

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them while they're engaged with suspects.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


$700 MILLION POWERBALL

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The record-breaking $700 million Powerball jackpot is the stuff of dreams, but it all boils down to math. From the huge prize to the enormous odds against winning it, Saturday night's drawing is a numbers game that gives players good reason to brush up on their algebra, maybe as they stand in line to buy a ticket. A look at some of the statistics:

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. But you might not need to worry quite as much about eggs.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Feds launch criminal look at Chipotle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in December after a series of food scares at its restaurants.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency budget plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is planning to push you to fire up the computer rather than calling for tax help, but the agency's in-house watchdog says that could freeze out millions of taxpayers or force them to pay for advice.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


BACKGROUND CHECKS EXPAND

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China's growing military power.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


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Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel on Saturday by ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: Tweets ‘NO MORE’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

WASHINGHTON, D.C. (AP) - It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, "merit-based" immigration system, a keystone ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


National anthem will hot topic at NFL meetings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Oregon couple working on psychedelic ballot initiative

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon couple is pushing to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use of psilocybin - a psychoactive compound found in so-called "magic" mushrooms ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Drive-thru prayers on Good Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana church is gearing up for Good Friday, when its pastor and volunteers gather on the church's long circle driveway ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Beaten inmate sues state for keeping half of $300K legal award

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut inmate is fighting the state in federal court after officials were ordered to pay him $300,000 in a lawsuit ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Trump defends $1.3T spending plan

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his decision to sign a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill despite his misgivings, pointing ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Porn star describes threat over alleged Trump encounter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Anguished students take aim at gun laws, next election cycle

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Charlie Goodman looked at the massive crowd around him, the largest youth-led protest in Washington since the Vietnam War era. He ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday that students who have rallied for gun control should instead learn CPR or find ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectors

NEW YORK (AP) - The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

CINCINNATI (AP) - A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Indian tribe seizes non-native dad’s newborn in hospital

MIAMI (AP) - A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


McMaster out, Bolton in as new Trump adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


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