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NEW LAWS IN 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Court rule changes should cut lawsuits’ cost, time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines - not to mention the companies that run them.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook glitch marks 46 years of online friendship

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NY payphones become free Wi-Fi hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) - Operator, won't you help me replace this call?

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada court orders new trial in biker club killing

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle clubs at a Reno-area casino.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Drought persists despite above average snowpack

The California Department of Water Resources its first snow survey Tuesday and determined that water content in the state's snowpack is 136 percent of average for this time of year. Although recent storms have provided near average water content in the Sierra snowpack, actual runoff is well below average. At just 56 percent of average, less water has been available to fill up key reservoirs.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Woman drowned grandson in bathtub

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A 51-year-old California woman who is accused of intentionally drowning her grandson in a bathtub has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police vow to stop surfers who use violence to protect waves

PALOS VERDES ESTATES . (AP) - So much for hanging loose.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Great Salt Lake hits historic low

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Drought has caused water levels in the northern portion of Utah's Great Salt Lake to drop to a historic low for the second year in a row, according to state and federal officials.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump chooses legislative agenda vs repulsion of Moore

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that electing a Democrat as Alabama's next senator "would be a disaster," making clear ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Suit challenges Trump’s pick for consumer bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C (AP) - President Donald Trump's appointment of his budget director as interim director of a consumer financial protection agency championed by Democrats ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Franken ‘ashamed’ but will return to work anyway

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he feels "embarrassed and ashamed" amid allegations that he groped several women, but said he looks forward to ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

RENO, Nev. (AP) - More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Dry weekend draws shoppers even as online retail sales boom

CHICAGO (AP) - The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just ...

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Reno thriving as a shipping mecca for logistics industry

RENO, Nev. (AP) - To legions of kids around the world, Santa Claus arrives on Christmas Eve.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


TV ‘Glee’ actress accused of domestic battery on husband

CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) - An actress on the former hit show "Glee" has been charged with domestic battery in West Virginia.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The woman representing South Africa won the Miss Universe crown Sunday.

November 26, 2017 | | Nation


Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein in cryptic post

NEW YORK (AP) - Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving - everyone except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

November 24, 2017 | | Nation


Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Sound heard in submarine search likely ‘explosion’ Press

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump credits troops for their military advances

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Mayflower replica

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nod

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Scammers pose as law agency representatives

CINCINNATI (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of nationwide scams by individuals claiming to be marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


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