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Deaths in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

CHICAGO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | Ryan Balbeuna | Nation


Standoff over password breaks new ground

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deteriorating nails blamed for N.Carolina deck collapse

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

CALAIS, Maine (AP) - A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona prison to relocate more than 350 additional inmates

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Department of Corrections officials were relocating more than 350 inmates Sunday following a disturbance at a privately run prison in Kingman.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


‘Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office

NEW YORK (AP) - July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Escapee will now spend 23 hours a day in a cell

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities Asaid Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho’s gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Solar plane ends record-breaking flight

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

July 03, 2015 | | Nation


Same-sex couple can’t divorce

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce.

July 03, 2015 | | Nation


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Small airplane fell apart in the air in Wisconsin, killing 6

PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) - A small airplane that went down in northern Wisconsin fell apart in the air, killing the six people on board, a spokesman ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The parents of a Texas woman who said she was raped while attending the University of Alabama have sued the alleged attacker ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Texas House speaker didn’t want suicide over ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The driving force in Texas behind a "bathroom bill" pushed back Monday after the Republican House speaker was quoted as saying he ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Police fatally shoot suspect after he shoots officer

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia fatally shot a man after he shot and wounded an officer, authorities said Monday.

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Christie among the few with state-owned vacation homes

The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Town of Newtown asks judge to throw out wrongful death suit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The town of Newtown and its Board of Education asked a judge to throw out the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Little Rock club performer faces weapons charge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A rapper shot someone in the neck days before performing at a concert in Little Rock that was the site of ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Woman killed was shot by husband in Uber vehicle

SEATTLE (AP) - A woman killed early Sunday in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood was shot by her husband during an argument in a ride-hailing vehicle ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Taxi jumps curb near airport in ‘accident’; 10 cabbies hurt

BOSTON (AP) - A taxi crashed into a group of cab drivers near the city's airport on Monday, injuring 10 people in what police said ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists baffled by strange sea creatures near Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Marijuana sales in Nevada exceed stores’ expectations

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


2 victims in Colorado officer-involved shootings identified

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Officials have released the name of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by an officer responding to a report of ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart seeks new products amid ongoing online battle with Amazon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more ...

June 28, 2017 | | Nation


ABC settles $1.9B ‘pink slime’ libel suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network ...

June 28, 2017 | | Nation


Mormon church OKs female staff to wear pantsuits, dress slacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of ...

June 28, 2017 | | Nation


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