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Pope mingles with high & LOW

NEW YORK (AP) - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his papacy.

September 25, 2015 | | Nation

School board debates ‘In God We Trust’ posters

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Franklin County School Board has decided to seek public input before permitting posters that say "In God We Trust" in local schools.

September 25, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuits filed against Volkswagen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At least two lawsuits have been filed in California over Volkswagen tampering with emissions testing on VW and Audi models to deceive regulators.

September 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation

Experts question safety of Essure device linked to pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Hollister to remove steps from entrances

DENVER (AP) - The clothing chain Hollister will get rid of steps at its trademark entrances at dozens of stores across the U.S. to make the doorways wheelchair accessible as part of a settlement approved Thursday by a federal judge.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pope denies he’s a liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world's wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

New duck-billed dinosaur found

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and Florida university researchers.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Gunman kills deputy outside lawyer’s office

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy outside a lawyer's office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Whistleblowers: VA inspector general a ‘joke’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to retaliate against whistleblowers despite repeated pledges to stop punishing those who speak up, a group of employees said Tuesday. One called the department's office of inspector general a "joke."

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama city leaders target sagging pants

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Leaders of an Alabama city fed up with sagging pants on young men and hemlines on women's skirts creeping higher are mulling penalties for clothing they consider inappropriate.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

2 arrested in Reno after commission meeting evacuated

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A man set off a panic and evacuation of the county commission chambers in Reno on Monday when he spilled an unknown green liquid on the public speaking lectern while making a statement about pollution in the city's drinking water supply.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Navy fighter jet crashes near Lemoore

LEMOORE (AP) - A Navy fighter jet crashed near a California military base Monday, but the pilot ejected and safely parachuted to the ground, authorities said.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Suspended student poured gasoline on security guard

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A suspended student poured gasoline from a soda container onto a school security guard on Monday when she was denied entrance to her western Pennsylvania high school, police and school officials said. Students were later dismissed as the smell of gas permeated the school.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Ex-peanut exec gets 28 years in prison

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Apple withdraws some China apps

BEIJING (AP) - Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

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Donations drop after gay leader decision

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down - possibly a side ...

November 15, 2015 | | Nation

France bombs Islamic State HQ

PARIS (AP) - France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and ...

November 15, 2015 | | Nation

After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped thru police dragnet

PARIS (AP) - Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international ...

November 15, 2015 | | Nation

Minimum wage vaults onto agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first question in Tuesday's GOP presidential debate - whether the minimum wage should go to $15 an hour - was the starkest evidence ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Restaurant ‘fires’ patron who berated autistic delivery driver

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Military: US ‘reasonably certain’ Jihadi John is dead

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" its drone strike in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Big nomination lead for Clinton in ‘superdelegates’

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's little doubt which candidate the Democratic Party establishment supports for president. It's not even close.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Utah judge reverses order to take baby from lesbian couple

PRICE, Utah (AP) - A Utah lesbian couple said Friday they are relieved after finding out they will be able to keep a baby girl they ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Crime lab tech makes stunning discovery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police crime lab technician was called to a crime scene to photograph a shooting victim, only to realize that ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Man gave fatal drug dose to calm upset girl

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A man gave a fatal dose of a powerful painkiller to his girlfriend's 17-year-old daughter because she was upset about ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Gobbling down turkey costs more

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely ...

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Birth control mix-up results in 113 pregnancies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 100 women who blame their pregnancies on errant birth control packaging have joined a negligence lawsuit filed in Philadelphia against several ...

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Rings & pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

HELSINKI (AP) - After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Online threats against blacks net arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri was charged ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

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