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Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too lax

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deaths of Maine parents, son were murder-suicide

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) - The deaths of three members of a family were a double murder followed by a suicide, state police said on Monday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Capitol grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Los Angeles chief must take questions in shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a federal judge ruled Monday, citing contradictions between the chief's statements and a commission's finding that the shooting wasn't justified.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Immigrant blames judicial error for deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deaths in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

CHICAGO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | Ryan Balbeuna | Nation


Standoff over password breaks new ground

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deteriorating nails blamed for N.Carolina deck collapse

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

CALAIS, Maine (AP) - A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona prison to relocate more than 350 additional inmates

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Department of Corrections officials were relocating more than 350 inmates Sunday following a disturbance at a privately run prison in Kingman.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


‘Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office

NEW YORK (AP) - July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Escapee will now spend 23 hours a day in a cell

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities Asaid Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


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2 teens arrested in high school plot

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Two Georgia teenagers who made threats against a high school have been arrested in a plot authorities described Thursday as similar to ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says Clinton funding for Russia info ‘a disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans latched onto revelations tying Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to a dossier of allegations about his ties ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Just in time for Thanksgiving: Traceable turkeys

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU: Teen at center of case has abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration's objections had the procedure Wednesday after a ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Fats Domino stirred New Orleans flavor into rock ‘n’ roll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In appearance, Fats Domino wasn't a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Premiums rising 34% percent for most popular Obamacare health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


UPS will raise some rates by 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates on U.S. ground and air shipments and international services by an average of 4.9 percent ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't want Amazon boxes sitting on the porch? The company hopes you'll let a stranger inside to drop them off.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton camp helped fund Trump-Russia dossier research

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


GOP senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pair of senators from President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blistered him with criticism Tuesday in a dramatic day of denunciation ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Body found is missing Texas toddler; father says she choked

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing toddler whose body was found in a culvert under a road in suburban Dallas now says the girl ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Federal court clears way for immigrant teen to get abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for a 17-year-old immigrant held in custody in Texas to obtain an abortion.

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


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