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POLICE SAY DRIVER GETS 3 SPEEDING TICKETS IN HOUR: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Answers sought in death of teen in Fla. suburb

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader on Thursday asked the police department investigating the death to release 911 tapes that may help explain how the young man died.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Marine's Facebook page tests military rules

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Police: daughter kept dad's body in ice chest to continue collecting Social Security checks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana woman apparently kept her father's severed body in an ice chest at her apartment for at least two years as she collected his Social Security check, police said.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum: Mississippi could make it a 2-man race for Republican nomination

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Urging conservatives not to yield, Republican Rick Santorum told supporters Wednesday that they could make the GOP presidential contest a two-man race if they deliver him a victory next week and offer an embarrassing loss to rival Newt Gingrich in the South.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


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DEPUTY, 2 OTHERS SHOT OUTSIDE OKLA. COURTHOUSE: TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy, a suspected gunman and a bystander were wounded Wednesday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire outside a Tulsa courthouse, sending people scattering from a crowded plaza as an employee at a nearby library used his camera to chronicle the events.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Nurse aide posted Facebook photos of patients

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon nursing assistant spent eight days in jail after a jury found her guilty of taking disturbing photos of elderly or disabled patients and posting them to her Facebook wall.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Biker discrimination bill faces long odds

DENVER (AP) - Biker clubs say they're unfairly thrown out of hotels, restaurants and stores because of how they dress.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


New iPad expected to have modest upgrades

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad model on Wednesday, with a sharper screen and perhaps an option for faster wireless broadband. The upgrades are relatively minor, but the iPad is secure in its position as the king of tablets.

March 06, 2012 | | Nation


Obama: Time has come to wind down Afghan war

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid fresh concerns over the safety of American forces, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the accidental burning of Qurans in Afghanistan and the retaliatory killings of U.S. troops gave new credence to the need to end the war.

March 06, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum, Romney dueling in Ohio, split other states; Gingrich wins Georgia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney split six states and dueled for supremacy in Ohio on a Super Tuesday that stretched from one end of the country to the other in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation.

March 06, 2012 | | Nation


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NEW ROUTE FOR PIPELINE: HOUSTON (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline through the U.S. heartland to the Texas Gulf Coast will be ready within weeks to submit plans for a new route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Nebraska Sandhills region, a TransCanada executive said Tuesday.

March 06, 2012 | | Nation


Nursing home with meth lab fire where man was killed, others injured cited in 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The northeast Ohio nursing home where a man was killed and several other people were injured in a fire from a methamphetamine lab was cited last year for inadequate care and numerous other violations, state records show.

March 06, 2012 | | Nation


Obama to speak at Joplin High graduation

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - President Barack Obama will speak at Joplin High School's commencement, a year after a tornado struck just after the ceremony, killing more than 160 people and destroying much of the city.

March 05, 2012 | | Nation


Obama, Netanyahu talk unity, underline differences over Iran & nuclear bomb

WASHINGTON (AP) - Taking sharply different stands, President Barack Obama on Monday urged pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his nation's right to a pre-emptive attack. Even in proclaiming unity, neither leader gave ground on how to resolve the crisis.

March 05, 2012 | | 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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