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Florida surpasses NY in population

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's official: Florida has surpassed New York in population to become the third-most populous state in the union.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal seeks gun permits for pot users

DENVER (AP) - Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales. Now the state's voters may consider a ballot measure to allow pot smokers to carry a concealed firearm.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


NY mayor: Halt protests against police for now

NEW YORK (AP) - As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the executions of two officers.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Teen, 16, shot by shopper possible athletic-shoe envy

CINCINNATI (AP) - A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Railroads seek 1-person crews

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


British singer Joe Cocker succumbs to of lung cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

JUDGE OKS OKLAHOMA'S LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation


Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


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Trump now 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Defense, security picks get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Drought watchers eye Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philly high school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school.

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, minds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


More snow, rain on way for the West

TRUCKEE. (AP) - More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Moscow nightclub hosts early i party for Trump

MOSCOW (AP) - Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president of the United States, several dozen people packed a Moscow nightclub ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions, asset disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's pick as Treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats during a lengthy confirmation hearing Thursday over his handling of ...

January 19, 2017 | | Nation


Job announcements: Firms appear to seek Trump’s approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


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