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Macy's moves Joan Jett off SD state float

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Macy's is moving rocker Joan Jett and her band off the South Dakota tourism float in its Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


Exchanges slow to attract young, healthy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul wouldn't attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


Transgender Texas student's photo approved

HOUSTON (AP) - A South Texas school district reversed course on Friday, saying it will allow a photo of a transgender student wearing a tuxedo to appear in the teen's high school yearbook.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

MONTANA BABY BORN ON 11-12-13 AT 14:15: MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Nicollette Brynn Anders was born just in time.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


Couple gives back adopted son after 9 years

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio couple who authorities say returned their 9-year-old adopted son to the county after raising him since infancy have been charged with abandoning the child.

November 15, 2013 | | Nation


In reversal, Obama to allow canceled health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - His personal and political credibility on the line, President Barack Obama reversed course Thursday and said millions of Americans should be allowed to renew individual coverage plans now ticketed for cancellation under the health care law that is likely to be at the heart of the 2014 elections.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Suit challenging Google's digital library tossed

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge handed Google Inc. a victory in a long-running legal battle on Thursday, tossing out a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant was violating copyright laws by scanning books without the writers' permission to create the world's largest digital library.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Pilot says passenger fell into ocean

MIAMI (AP) - Rescue crews searched an area southeast of Miami after a pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Former detective held in $10M burglary case

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York City police detective was part of a burglary ring that pocketed approximately $10 million in loot over several years, including $3 million worth of sunglasses, prosecutors announced Thursday.

November 14, 2013 | | Nation


Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator - similar to a snow leopard - evolved in Asia and spread out.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Socialist takes lead in Seattle council race

SEATTLE (AP) - Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the City Council.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Organ-donor request delays execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor delayed a condemned child killer's execution on Wednesday to study the feasibility of accommodating the unusual request by a state death row inmate to donate his organs.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Utility, solar firm battle over rooftop panels

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona is in the midst of what seems like an intense election-year campaign: millions of dollars in spending, a barrage of negative TV ads and large amounts of outside money. The issue, however, has nothing to do with taxes, a hot-button policy or anything on the ballot.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


Ranchers rankled by Joan Jett pick

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by the selection of singer-guitarist Joan Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, to perform on the state's float in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

November 13, 2013 | | Nation


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CDC: The more we know about Zika, the scarier it is

WASHINGTON (AP) - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


New steps to help people with disabilities and student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven, safeguarding their Social Security payments.

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


The rich have longer longevity

CHICAGO (AP) - The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn't as wide in many ...

April 12, 2016 | | Nation


Bernie Sanders leads in likability

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders is still behind when it comes to delegates and votes, but he has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Mom gets prison for lying to police in potty training death

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - A Utah judge handed down the maximum sentence Monday to a mother who acknowledged lying to investigators after what police call her ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


White officer gets probation in black driver’s shooting death

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white South Carolina police officer who was charged with a felony for shooting and killing a black driver at the ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Utah polygamy ban restored in loss for ‘Sister Wives’ family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court restored Utah's ban on polygamy Monday, handing a defeat to the family from TV's "Sister ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Legislator barred from bringing oxygen tank to House chamber

UNITY, N.H. (AP) - An 80-year-old New Hampshire legislator with a lung problem has been told not to bring his portable oxygen concentrator with him ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Rescuers try to find skiers stuck on glacier for days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Searchers on Monday hoped to find two skiers who have been stuck on an Alaska glacier for three days and were forced ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Brown: Measure addresses old mistake

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the initiative he is promoting for the November ballot would help fix a mistake he made ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Fireworks accident at temple in India kills 100 plus

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AP) - The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began - an unauthorized ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for disabled savings

BOSTON (AP) - Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


3 rescued from deserted island after writing ‘help’ on beach

HONOLULU (AP) - Three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Rep. Honda creates legal expense fund

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Honda has quietly set up a fund dedicated to collecting money to pay bills related to ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


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