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Obama rips into the NRA over gun control position

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - Three Oregon sheriffs met Thursday with an armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon and asked them to leave, after residents made it clear they wanted them to go home.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Maine governor: Drug dealers impregnate ‘young white’ girls

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Blunt-spoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage said out-of-state drug dealers are impregnating "young white" girls, and his remarks were quickly denounced by critics on Thursday as racial fearmongering.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bill would make videotaping police a crime if too close

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them while they're engaged with suspects.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


$700 MILLION POWERBALL

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The record-breaking $700 million Powerball jackpot is the stuff of dreams, but it all boils down to math. From the huge prize to the enormous odds against winning it, Saturday night's drawing is a numbers game that gives players good reason to brush up on their algebra, maybe as they stand in line to buy a ticket. A look at some of the statistics:

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. But you might not need to worry quite as much about eggs.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.

January 07, 2016 | | Nation


Feds launch criminal look at Chipotle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chipotle said it has been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation and that sales plummeted 30 percent in December after a series of food scares at its restaurants.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency budget plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is planning to push you to fire up the computer rather than calling for tax help, but the agency's in-house watchdog says that could freeze out millions of taxpayers or force them to pay for advice.

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


BACKGROUND CHECKS EXPAND

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year and limit banking fees placed on consumers, should he become president, in a fiery speech on Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China's growing military power.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Leader of armed group wants land transfer, then will go home

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go home when a plan is in place to turn over management of federal lands to locals.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Police say girl abused as mother worked as prostitute in next room

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama said Tuesday that a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while her mother worked as a prostitute in another room.

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


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Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least 12 dead

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - A U.S. Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Policeman who appeared to kick man in head on video is fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate who paused to chew gum while killing guard gets life

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A prison inmate who briefly stopped his fatal bloody stabbing attack on a guard to clean his hand and chew gum from ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Man dies as air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

DETROIT (AP) - Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Electric car maker scraps plans for $1B Vegas plant

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Report: Trump Jr. promised damaging info about Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's eldest son said Sunday he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to ...

July 09, 2017 | | Nation


Teen bit in head by bear wakes up to ‘crunching sound’

WARD, Colo. (AP) - A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head ...

July 09, 2017 | | Nation


Stocks held back by slumps for energy, auto parts companies

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices, but technology stocks rose and reversed a ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Oil pipeline developer ends private security in N. Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday that it no longer has private security personnel in North ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Antitrust regulators sign off on Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - U.S. antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Bass Pro Shops' $4 billion deal to buy Cabela's, Cabela's said ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Video shows more of fatal 2013 San Francisco airliner crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A video has surfaced showing the fiery 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport and a ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


California sheriff denies jailhouse informant system

SANTA ANA (AP) - Questioned in court, a Southern California sheriff denied the existence of a jailhouse informant system run by her department's deputies.

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Workers slow to return to work after UPS shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Only five of nearly 40 San Francisco UPS workers have returned to work after witnessing the fatal shootings of three colleagues last ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


California’s runoff-swollen ‘Killer Kern’ river claims lives

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Rescuers are scrambling this year on central California's snowmelt-swollen Kern River, which has claimed the lives of 8 people since March, according ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrant children who cross the border without their parents have the right to a court hearing to challenge any decision to detain ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


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