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TENN. NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING LEAVES 1 DEAD, 19 INJURED: JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Police in West Tennessee say one man was killed and 19 other people were injured early Sunday when gunmen opened fire in a nightclub.

February 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | Nation


Mayoral candidate says rival sent topless dancer to his office as a dirty political trick

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - Scandals and dirty politics have long defined this dusty border town. So when a woman started dancing topless in mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez's office, he says it crossed his mind it could be a setup.

February 25, 2012 | | Nation


Oklahoma congressman apologizes for gun comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma congressman apologized on Friday for suggesting that "killing a couple" of U.S. senators may be the only way to get a budget passed through Congress.

February 25, 2012 | | Nation




Romney would raise eligibility age for Medicare

DETROIT (AP) - Four days before critical primary elections, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney outlined a far-reaching plan Friday to gradually delay Americans' eligibility for Medicare as well as Social Security.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


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HOT TUB INSTALLATION ON CAMPUS ROOF A MYSTERY: ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Officials are puzzled over a mysterious hot tub that was installed - and then removed - from the roof of a building on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Shooter in spa killing of four acquitted in 1989 triple homicide in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man authorities say slew his two sisters and their husbands before killing himself at a suburban Atlanta spa appears to be the same person acquitted of killing three men in 1989 in Louisiana.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Democrat lawmaker in Florida resigns over sexy texts to married woman prosecutor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker resigned Friday over suggestive and harassing text messages he sent to a married federal prosecutor using a hidden identity.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Teen said 'bin Laden' in plane disruption

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A 19-year-old from Saudi Arabia pleaded not guilty in Oregon on Friday to interfering with a plane crew.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Small businesses find ways to cope with soaring gasoline prices

NEW YORK (AP) - As any driver knows, rising gas prices can put a dent in a household budget. For small business owners, it can hurt - or even wipe out - profits.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Oil stays above $106 despite supply jump

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices rose to nine-month highs above $106 a barrel Thursday, driven by market confidence in Germany and continued concerns about tensions over Iran's nuclear program.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


Pa. man busted on drug warrant after casino win

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A man accused of dealing drugs had his luck run out when he won $2,500 playing blackjack at a casino near Philadelphia.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


‘Jeopardy!’ headed to Washington for week of shows

NEW YORK (AP) - "Jeopardy!" is invading the Beltway to put to the test some of Washington's most influential figures.

February 24, 2012 | | Nation


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'IDOL' UNVEILS TOP 24 WITH A TWIST: LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's good news for 25 - not just 24 - singers on "American Idol."

February 23, 2012 | | Nation


13 deaths tied to bath refinishing chemical

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Thursday about using a common paint-stripping chemical to refinish bathtubs after tying it to 13 deaths in 10 states.

February 23, 2012 | | Nation


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Honda rolls out its own self-driving car

DETROIT (AP) - Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Recovery drives dollar sharply higher

NEW YORK (AP) - In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Clinton juggernaut hits campaign trail

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the events with Democratic donors and activists are keeping her profile high as she weighs a second bid for the presidency.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Hawaii lava flow slows

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Couple holds woman captive

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case one officer likened to "modernized slavery."

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Cars engulfed as rain sets record for Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - The remnants of Hurricane Norbert pushed into the desert Southwest and swamped Phoenix with record rainfall for a single day, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

CHICAGO (AP) - Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

DEPUTIES: WOMAN BIT VICTIM, CALLS IT 'ZOMBIE GAME' : COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon say a woman has been arrested after breaking in to a house, pushing a woman down the stairs, pulling her hair, biting her on the face and telling her victim she was playing "the zombie game."

September 09, 2014 | | Nation


Boy in Spain with brain tumor being readied to fly

MADRID (AP) - A British boy who has a severe brain tumor is being readied to travel from southern Spain for treatment in the Czech Republic's capital aboard a specially-prepared private jet, officials said late Sunday.

September 07, 2014 | | Nation


Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.

September 07, 2014 | | Nation


Developer presumed dead in crash revamped NY city

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from crumbling industrial center to trendy destination for young professionals, friends and colleagues said.

September 07, 2014 | | Nation


Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal Colorado contest that could determine control of the Senate.

September 07, 2014 | | Nation


9/11 museum shows SEAL’s shirt from bin Laden raid

NEW YORK (AP) - The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks' aftermath days before their anniversary.

September 07, 2014 | | Nation


Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

NEW YORK (AP) - Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that - like the late comedian herself - brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media.

September 07, 2014 | | Nation


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