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Court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector labor organizations collect fees from workers who decline to join.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Obama’s State of the Union seeking to frame 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address will unmistakably attempt to frame the choice facing Americans as they select his successor, doling out an optimistic vision of the country's future in contrast with what he sees as the pessimism that's pervasive in the Republican primary.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton-Sanders race tightens in Iowa

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton has spent much of her presidential campaign looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, focusing instead on Republicans and the November general election. No longer.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Reno jeweler’s Commercial uses same-sex couple

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno commercial depicting two women getting engaged has been playing on local TV stations and in movie theaters and drawing little backlash, according to the jeweler who sought the advertisement.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Congressman wants Aloha wear allowed on House floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - A Hawaii Congressman wants Aloha wear to be allowed on the House floor on Fridays, a change from the current rule that requires full business attire.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Man is charged with attempted murder in shooting of Philly cop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man who investigators say claimed he shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam was charged Saturday with attempted murder.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Death sentence tossed, but California man will serve life

SANTA ANA (AP) - A federal appeals court secretly overturned the death penalty for a Southern California man who has spent nearly three decades on death row and is the subject of an online petition to free him.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Planned Parenthood backing Hillary Clinton in primary race

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) - Planned Parenthood is swinging behind Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race and says that won't mean negative campaigning against her primary opponents.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom took $30,000 before flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Weeks before "affluenza" teen fugitive Ethan Couch was arrested in Mexico with a cheap disguise of dyed hair and beard, his mother had pulled $30,000 from a bank account and told his father he'd never see them again, according to her arrest warrant.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Case could weaken government unions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The largest teachers union in Michigan still represents Jason LaPorte at the bargaining table, but he no longer pays anything to support the union.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ranchers’ cause, not tactics, gains support in GOP circles

DENVER (AP) - Republicans have widely condemned the armed standoff by a group of ranchers to reclaim federal land in eastern Oregon, but their goal of taking back some of Washington's vast holdings in the West has gained traction in the GOP.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Rolling Stone slammed over interview

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a big scoop, and one Rolling Stone may well regret.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom complains about jail conditions

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A "woman with means" who was arrested at a Mexican beach resort city with her fugitive teenage son who invoked "affluenza" as a defense after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck has complained about the conditions of her Texas jail cell, a sheriff said Friday.

January 08, 2016 | | Nation


Obama vetoes bill to repeal health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed Republican-inspired legislation to repeal his health care law, saying to do so "would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America."

January 08, 2016 | | Nation


Bieber asked to leave Mexico’s ruin site

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican official said Friday that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after he apparently tried to climb onto or among the ruins.

January 08, 2016 | | Nation


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Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s roads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Perils abroad, full plate at home, as Trump starts 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday night to face a hefty ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’ for gays

NEW YORK (AP) - Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Q&A: How is growth of bitcoin affecting the environment?

NEW YORk (AP) - The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Colorado shooter was lawyer, Iraq war veteran

DENVER (AP) - A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Roberts promises review of judiciary’s misconduct policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary's sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Gretchen Carlson named chair of Miss America organization

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization's ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


2018 starts with record cold in parts of Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


New California laws cover immigration, pot, education

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them took effect Monday ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


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