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Priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Justice Department fanning racism?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado River snowpack declining

DENVER (AP) - Snowpack in the mountains and valleys where the Colorado River originates has been shrinking since the beginning of March, a federal water expert said Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Air Force vet tried to join terrorists

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic plotted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and was arrested on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• Wife guilty of dismembering husband, storing parts in closet: MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A woman was convicted Tuesday of killing her husband, hiding his dismembered remains in plastic storage containers and taking them with her when she moved.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Ikea nixes hide & seek games

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Ikea has a message for people wanting to converge on its stores for giant games of hide and seek: Go play someplace else.

March 17, 2015 | | Nation


Woman charged with killing falcon

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she beat a hunter's falcon to death with a beaded scarf after seeing the bird of prey take down a duck.

March 16, 2015 | | Nation


District does away with Redskins mascot

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York school district will do away with its Redskins mascot and nickname after other districts in the region turned up the pressure by boycotting games because of it.

March 16, 2015 | | Nation


Inmate convicted of murder asks high court to hear sex-change case

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for a transgender inmate convicted of murder asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn a ruling denying her request for sex-reassignment surgery.

March 16, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon makes registration automatic

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Seventeen years after Oregon decided to become the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots, it took another pioneering step on Monday to broaden participation by automatically registering people to vote.

March 16, 2015 | | Nation


Plea for handcuffing boy to porch rejected

MONROE, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina man accused of handcuffing and chaining an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment has rejected a plea deal.

March 16, 2015 | | Nation


Iowa woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn.

March 15, 2015 | | Nation


Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

SAN DIEGO (AP) - People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

March 15, 2015 | | Nation


Wealthy eccentric proclaims in HBO finale he ‘killed them all’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came on Sunday just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all."

March 15, 2015 | | Nation


Man, 20, charged with shooting 2 police officers in Ferguson

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A 20-year-old man charged Sunday with shooting two police officers watching over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended a protest there earlier that night but told investigators he wasn't targeting the officers, authorities said.

March 15, 2015 | | Nation


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No college? Smoked pot? Police still might hire you

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Giuliani: Trump’s secretary of state?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Obama refuses to criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Trump targets energy, environment

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Will marches become a movement?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Demonstrators upset over the election of Donald Trump have marched in cities around the country over the past week, and some are making ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Racially charged incidents continue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A student at the University of Oklahoma was temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University ...

November 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump selects Priebus, Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince ...

November 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump can quickly alter Court agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.

November 13, 2016 | | Nation


TRUMP WINS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters ...

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Harris elected to Senate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kamala Devi Harris will change the U.S. Senate by walking through the door.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Voters enhance state’s already tough gun laws

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters on Tuesday expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


California voters favoring plastic bag ban in early returns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California voters were leaning toward upholding a statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, according to partial returns Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Trump rides chutzpah to victory

WASHINGTON (AP) - He felt it in the breeze.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Republicans retain slim Senate majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly ...

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


GOP keeping control of House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in ...

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


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