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McCarthy drops put of speaker race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


‘Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - When President Barack Obama arrives here today, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

CHICAGO (AP) - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Man coerced teens in 5 states into recording various sex acts

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio man lied about having cancer while coercing teen girls in five states into exposing themselves to him online, including one whom he persuaded to mutilate herself and act as his "slave," the FBI said.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Anti-abortion activist says video operation cost $120K

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The head of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue boasted Thursday that his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are "taking down" Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget, the amount raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national debate over use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


Maine woman pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.

October 08, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Fired worker had right to free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Student debt traps both parents & kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Norovirus outbreak affecting hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


How does House elect speaker?

WASHINGTON (AP) - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


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Fearful immigrants are offered anti- deportation training

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Teaching Trump: Should teachers offer up their own politics in class discussions?

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York City teacher was warned over a homework question critical of President Donald Trump. An Alabama district fielded ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Safety sleeping: Cribs from cardboard boxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago ...

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Toledo allows golf carts on downtown streets

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods.

March 12, 2017 | | Nation


Tree falls, kills 21-year-old in Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials say a 21-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park.

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


What to do when pulled over: A new driver’s ed chapter?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver's education should require students to be ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


Cursive sees revival in school instruction

NEW YORK (AP) - Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


Did Obama order Trump’s telephones tapped before election?

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


Trump expected to sign new travel ban order

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


Sikhs respond to suburb shooting with fear, disbelief

KENT, Wash. (AP) - Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple Sunday after the shooting of a ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


President supporters declare pride in president, slam foes

NEW YORK (AP) - From Colorado's state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for ...

March 05, 2017 | | Nation


Judge: Proof that wife helped Orlando shooter is ‘debatable’

OAKLAND (AP) - A federal judge in California said Wednesday that it is "debatable" whether the government has enough evidence to convict a woman of helping ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


Video of men hooking shark at pier sparks state probe

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - California authorities are investigating after video surfaced of fishermen reeling in what appears to be a juvenile great white shark on the ...

March 01, 2017 | | Nation


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