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US destroying chemical weapons

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Army began destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons Wednesday, using explosives to rip open a container of mustard agent inside a sealed chamber and then flooding it with another chemical to neutralize it.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Concealed guns on college campuses?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas would allow people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses under a measure given preliminary approval by the state Senate, just a day after it passed a proposal allowing open carry of guns almost anywhere in the state.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block an Alabama law that allows a fetus to be represented in court when a minor is seeking judicial permission for an abortion.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


DNA tests help shelter speed up adoptions

BURLINGAME (AP) - A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.

March 18, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada may allow sick pets to use pot

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

March 17, 2015 | By MICHELLE RINDELS By Associated Press | Nation


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


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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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