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Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Sikh college student wins battle with US Army over hair, turban

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Armed civilian shot near gate at Arkansas Air Force base

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Guards shot and critically wounded a civilian outside a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas on Monday after the man drove his SUV over a curb near the main gate, crashed through a sign and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws."

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

ER returns: Lack of follow-up care

WASHINGTON (AP) - No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Sniper kills Dallas police HQ shooter

DALLAS (AP) - The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as "soft targets," according to accounts from police and family members.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Texas looks to aquifers to prepare for next drought

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The torrential storms of last month essentially ended one of Texas' worst-ever droughts, but much of the excess water has already flowed into the Gulf of Mexico or will evaporate by year's end.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Iowa residents have right to be drunk on front porch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home was endorsed Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, which said a woman can't be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation

Texas prosecutor of ex-death row inmate loses law license

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Texas prosecutor has been stripped of his law license after a panel of the State Bar of Texas determined he withheld evidence and used false testimony to win a capital murder conviction against a now-exonerated death row inmate.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation

NY prison worker arraigned, accused of aiding 2 NY escapees

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison was arraigned Friday night on charges she helped two convicted killers escape last weekend.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation

Court rejects Veterans Day sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, multi-state Navy veterans charity fraud won't have to spend every Veterans Day in solitary confinement as indicated in his prison sentence, an Ohio appeals court ruled.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation

Attackers carve gay slur into man’s arm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities are investigating the repeated harassment of a rural Utah man who they said was beaten and had a threatening homophobic slur carved into his arm.

June 13, 2015 | | Nation

IRS taking steps to combat taxpayers’ identity theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is joining with states and private industry to combat identity theft by sharing more data about how tax returns are filed, officials announced Thursday. The effort is aimed at stemming a problem that has victimized thousands of taxpayers and cost the government billions of dollars from fraudulent returns.

June 12, 2015 | | Nation

Court says new net neutrality rules will go into effect today

NEW YORK (AP) - Rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prevent companies from blocking or slowing down some online traffic will go into effect today after a federal appeals court refused to delay them.

June 12, 2015 | | Nation

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Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

School science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Cyclist killed, another injured in Tour de Palm Springs

INDIO HILLS (AP) - A car seen driving down a road at twice the speed limit barreled into cyclists racing in California's Tour de Palm ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

Crisis drives harder look at aging dams

OROVILLE (AP) - One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation

All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher to resolve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

USA’s flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Trump won’t declassify Demo memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

99-year-old in fatal crash passed eye, road tests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A 99-year-old man who investigators say killed two teenagers this week by driving his RV on the wrong side of a Florida ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Firefighter arrested in burglaries of fire stations

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix firefighter was arrested Friday after authorities said he broke into fire stations and stole from colleagues, sometimes after setting fires to ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

US stocks swing back to gains

NEW YORK (AP) - A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

ATLANTA (AP) - The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver own packages

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Citing fraud, LL Bean puts limits on its return policy

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Desert in bloom? Wildflowers could sprout along storm’s path

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Outdoor enthusiasts looking for wildflowers in the Mojave Desert this year are likely to encounter the blossoms only along the path of ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Hawaii police officers accused of making man touch urinal

HONOLULU (AP) - The FBI is investigating four Honolulu police officers who are accused of forcing a man to place his mouth on a urinal inside ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

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