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New web site features Tahoe bicycle trails

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - The founder of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has launched a new online bike guide - complete with maps, trail ratings, photos and descriptions of the routes around and above the alpine lake -that will be used in future efforts to promote tourism in the region.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Expecting a million for the pope

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the videotaped message, Pope Francis issues a personal invitation to pilgrims - "See you in Philadelphia!" - but it remains an open question whether the massive crowd organizers have predicted will turn out to see him.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


America’s Stonehenge: History or hoax?

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Using the astronomical chart on a table in the covered tower, visitors aim their gaze along worn arrows to huge, upright stones hundreds of feet away. Beyond each slab of granite, clearings stretch the eye to the horizon on a dazzling day in late summer New Hampshire.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


No votes cast in small-town school board race

MCINTIRE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes - not even his own - but he'll probably still get the job.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Trump to teens: Follow your heart

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


VW chief ‘sorry’ for duping buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


BOON OR BURDEN?

BRUSSELS (AP) - The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for many countries facing the economic threat of an aging population.

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


Parents forgive sons accused of trying to kill them

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple said Friday they have forgiven two sons accused of attacking them in what police believe was a plot to kill them.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Man charged in 6 killings called van ‘murder mobile’

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - An East Coast drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow prison inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003, including one whose body he kept for two weeks in a van he called the "murder mobile," according to an arrest warrant released Friday.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


NAACP seeks Confederate flag dialogue

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens Friday for standing up for their beliefs, but said he doesn't believe they understand the pain that the symbol brings to African Americans.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Players: Coach told them to strike ref

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt the team, the players claimed Friday during a national broadcast.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Trump condemned for questioner

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at a town hall event who insulted Muslims and wrongly said President Barack Obama is a member of the faith.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


HE? SHE? ZE? E? THEY?

BOSTON (AP) - Welcome to Harvard. Feel free to pick a pronoun on this form: __ He. __ She. __ Ze. __ E. __ They.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


Target pushes health, hands workers Fitbits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees.

September 16, 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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