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Pope vs. Trump: Latest campaign spat

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


NY court hears case over hospital TV show death

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A widow urged New York's highest court Thursday to reinstate a lawsuit involving a television episode featuring her husband's treatment and death at a New York hospital.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


High school coach retires after scuffling with student in gym

FREDRICK, Maryland (AP) - A Maryland private high school announced the retirement of its longtime football coach Thursday after a player said the coach tried to choke him while kneeling on his chest in a recorded interaction that the student said began as horseplay.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - So much for Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


Senate GOP closing ranks around McConnell’s stance on Obama nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans worked to close ranks Thursday around their leader's opposition to President Barack Obama picking a new Supreme Court justice, arguing they would be well within their right to refuse to confirm a nominee in Obama's final year in office.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


A LOOK AT THE APPLE VS JUSTICE DEPT. COURT FIGHT

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a work-issued iPhone used by a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook immediately objected, setting the stage for a high-stakes legal fight between Silicon Valley and the federal government.

February 17, 2016 | | Nation


Apple fights order to ‘unlock’ phone

WASHINGTON (AP) - An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone used by the gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings.

February 17, 2016 | | Nation


Apple must help US killer’s phone

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. magistrate ordered Apple Inc. on Tuesday to help the Obama administration hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California, in a first-of-its-kind ruling that pits digital privacy against national security interests.

February 16, 2016 | | Nation


Taylor Swift rocks a crop, Lady Gaga does Bowie

NEW YORK (AP) - Other than a blast or two of David Bowie from Lady Gaga, the Grammys felt more glam routine on the fashion front than the wild and wacky of years past for music's big night.

February 15, 2016 | | Nation


Some key opinions from justice scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON (AP) - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


WHO OBAMA MIGHT NOMINATE?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are near-unanimous in demanding that President Barack Obama leave it to his successor to nominate a candidate to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But the president insists he plans to come forward with a nominee - and that there's plenty of time for the Senate to weigh in.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Old, faulty police cruisers are driving officers crazy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Holes in the floorboards. Cracks in fenders and bumpers. Metal that sticks out of torn seats and rips uniforms. Gas gauges that don't work. Radio equipment that malfunctions. Occasional breakdowns. Peeling paint.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


2 charged in robbery where arm was severed

NEW YORK (AP) - Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


Pope condemns ‘dealers of death’ in Mexico

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) - Pope Francis condemned the drug trade's "dealers of death" and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led a huge open-air Mass for more than 300,000 people Sunday in this violence-riddled city.

February 14, 2016 | | Nation


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Alaska Gold Rush town struggles with hard-drinking legacy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is trying again to address hard drinking that's deeply ...

September 11, 2017 | | Nation


US commemorates 9/11; ceremonies at ground zero

NEW YORK (AP) - While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders

POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Irma set records; late weakening dampened its power

MIAMI (AP) - Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Guard couple ditch white wedding for fatigues as Irma nears

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


11-foot shark bites surfer’s board in half

SYDNEY (AP) - A 35-year-old surfer was taken to a hospital after a shark snapped his board, tore his hip and flung him into the air ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


Florida gets coast-to-coast pummeling

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions ...

September 10, 2017 | | Nation


As others tear down Confederate monuments, Alabama unveils 1

BRANTLEY, Ala. (AP) - As cities across the country are tearing down and relocating Confederate monuments, a county in southern Alabama on Sunday unveiled a new ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plans to lift limits on military gear for police officers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Armed judges in spotlight after gunman’s Ohio attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say.

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters

HOUSTON (AP) - Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation's fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops ...

August 27, 2017 | | Nation


SOLAR ECLIPSE

If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV.

August 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy ...

August 20, 2017 | | Nation


Senator who hoped for Donald Trump assassination in post apologizes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated ...

August 20, 2017 | | Nation


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