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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation

Bail slashed in case of slain trespasser

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A former school teacher charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser told police he had considered guarding the often-burglarized duplex in the past but was concerned he might shoot a child, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation

‘Joe Biden defense’ firearm case charges

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A prosecutor says he'll dismiss a firearms charge against a man who contends he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun in the air to chase off intruders.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation

Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) - Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."

August 19, 2014 | | Nation

Perry booked power abuse charges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

August 19, 2014 | | Nation

Woman shoots grandson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

August 19, 2014 | | Nation

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.

August 19, 2014 | | Nation

Was American beheaded in Syria?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.

August 19, 2014 | | Nation

Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | | Nation

Body of missing wife found

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.

August 18, 2014 | | Nation

Sunken vessel is WW II-era USS Houston

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines, officials announced Monday.

August 18, 2014 | | Nation

Amusement park apologizes for gun shirt error

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former Marine who wasn't allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.

August 18, 2014 | | Nation

Rethinking giving military gear to police

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 17, 2014 | | Nation

Federal autopsy ordered in teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis.

August 17, 2014 | | Nation

Plan: Sterilize tortoises to save them

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The federal government is taking the unusual step of beginning to sterilize an endangered species it is trying to save.

August 17, 2014 | | Nation

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Donations drop after gay leader decision

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down - possibly a side ...

November 15, 2015 | | Nation

France bombs Islamic State HQ

PARIS (AP) - France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and ...

November 15, 2015 | | Nation

After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped thru police dragnet

PARIS (AP) - Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international ...

November 15, 2015 | | Nation

Minimum wage vaults onto agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first question in Tuesday's GOP presidential debate - whether the minimum wage should go to $15 an hour - was the starkest evidence ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Restaurant ‘fires’ patron who berated autistic delivery driver

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Military: US ‘reasonably certain’ Jihadi John is dead

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" its drone strike in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Big nomination lead for Clinton in ‘superdelegates’

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's little doubt which candidate the Democratic Party establishment supports for president. It's not even close.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Utah judge reverses order to take baby from lesbian couple

PRICE, Utah (AP) - A Utah lesbian couple said Friday they are relieved after finding out they will be able to keep a baby girl they ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Crime lab tech makes stunning discovery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police crime lab technician was called to a crime scene to photograph a shooting victim, only to realize that ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Man gave fatal drug dose to calm upset girl

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A man gave a fatal dose of a powerful painkiller to his girlfriend's 17-year-old daughter because she was upset about ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Gobbling down turkey costs more

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely ...

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Birth control mix-up results in 113 pregnancies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 100 women who blame their pregnancies on errant birth control packaging have joined a negligence lawsuit filed in Philadelphia against several ...

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Rings & pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

HELSINKI (AP) - After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Online threats against blacks net arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri was charged ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

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