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Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


United pilot flushed bullets down toilet on plane

DALLAS (AP) - A United Airlines captain threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet on board a flight that he was piloting to Germany.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Utah hunter who killed gray wolf won’t be charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah hunter who killed the first gray wolf seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades won't face criminal charges because he thought he was shooting a coyote, U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Man accused of killing 7 people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

A man killed seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period during shooting rampages in which at least some victims may have been targeted at random, authorities said Thursday.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


De Blasio, after hit from Cuomo, does not back down

NEW YORK (AP) - The cold war between New York's two leading Democrats is showing no signs of abating.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found safe

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in a rugged Wyoming wilderness area were found alive in a remote area and airlifted to safety Thursday.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


NYPD making some undocumented stops, monitor report says

NEW YORK (AP) - The federal monitor overseeing changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy said Thursday the reform effort is moving in a positive direction, but some officers now avoid making or documenting stops, possibly because they fear legal and departmental reproach.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Immigrants got $1 a day for work at private prison

DENVER (AP) - Immigrants who were detained at a suburban Denver facility while they awaited deportation proceedings are suing the private company that held them, alleging they were paid $1 a day to do janitorial work, sometimes under threat of solitary confinement.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Deaths show DuPont has ‘failed’ safety program

A PORTE, Texas (AP) - U.S. regulators on Thursday took DuPont to task for a massive gas leak last year that killed four workers at a plant in Texas, placing the chemical company in its "severe violator enforcement program" and saying the accident shows it has a "failed safety program."

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Plea by Jefferson Davis descendant spurs flag vote

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An impassioned plea by a descendant of the Confederate president seemed to swing momentum as South Carolina legislators debated whether to remove the rebel battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Tom Selleck, water district reach tentative settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Selleck reached a tentative settlement Thursday in a lawsuit that claims he stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant and took it to his ranch in drought-stricken California.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Man, grandson die on hike; boy likely was going for help

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) - A man and his 12-year-old grandson were found dead several miles apart along a desert trail after they went hiking in central Arizona, and the boy likely died while going for help, authorities said.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Plane collision marks 2nd fatal tragedy for family in a week

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A collision between a small plane and an F-16 fighter jet that killed a father and son was the second fatal tragedy to strike their family in just four days, a relative told The Associated Press.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Confederate flag debate wears on as GOP mounts opposition

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of Republicans mounted opposition Wednesday to immediately removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds as the South Carolina House opened debate, but at each turn, they were beaten back by a slightly larger, bipartisan group of legislators who believe there must be no delay.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's mayor fired the troubled city's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


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Lawyer: $500K bond excessive for shooting suspect’s brother

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers Thursday that a $500,000 bond ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Septuagenarian smackdown? Trump, Biden trade fighting words

WASHINGTON (AP) - Imagine: A pay-per-view steel-cage fight featuring Donald "Kick His A--" Trump versus Joe "Beat the Hell Out of Him" Biden. Price to tune ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Lawyers: Execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Death penalty for drug traffickers part of plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Some wanted Florida school shooting suspect committed in 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Navy’s new attack submarine named Colorado joins fleet

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Prospects dim for congestion tolls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The prospects for are worsening for the latest proposal to impose new tolls on motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Site rededicated to Harriet Tubman

BALTIMORE (AP) - A space at a Baltimore park that had long honored two Confederate generals has been rededicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

March 12, 2018 | | Nation


Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role ...

March 12, 2018 | | Nation


Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


Background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE (AP) - Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


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