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$40M settlement reached in Central Park rape case

NEW YORK (AP) - With New York awash in murder and drugs, the 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger by what was said to be a gang of "wilding" teens was seen as evidence of a city sliding into lawlessness. A quarter-century later, it stands instead as a $40 million symbol of failure by the justice system.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Great white shark numbers surging

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline - bad news if you're a seal, but something experts say shouldn't instill fear in beachgoers this summer.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


California, Amtrak end joint train bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said Friday that they canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the United States.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Hiker, ‘guru of trails’ missing on Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (AP) - Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday for a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday while she researched a story.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Report: Apple smartwatch to come this fall

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Governor signs $108 billion budget

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Panel OKs 2 percent raise for California lawmakers, officials

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A citizens' commission on Friday cited California's improving economy as it approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Californians warned of perilous peak fire season due to drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the first day of summer Saturday and the Fourth of July coming up, Southern California officials are warning residents to prepare for what's expected to be one of the most dangerous fire seasons the state has seen in years.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Berkeley pursues gas-pump warning labels

BERKELEY (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Market pushes toward milestones

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is back to setting records.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks hiking prices on drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Congresswoman proposes e-cigarette rules

SAN MATEO (AP) - A San Francisco congresswoman unveiled legislation Friday that would regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way as typical tobacco products, accusing the e-cigarette industry of targeting children and teenagers with its marketing.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


‘Modern Family’ dad headlines gay marriage event in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In the season finale of the ABC hit 'Modern Family,' actor Ty Burrell's character ends up officiating at the wedding of the show's comical gay couple.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


School leader calls welfare folks ‘lazy pigs’

PHOENIX (AP) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has confirmed he is the author behind several anonymous blog posts that referred to welfare recipients as "lazy pigs" and Planned Parenthood as the cause of abortions among African-Americans.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Obama sending military advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


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Armed group occupying refuge verbally clash with environmentalists

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - The armed activists occupying a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon clashed with environmentalists Saturday as a standoff stretched into a 15th ...

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


Man evicted from homeless shelter shoots 2, 1 dead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man who had been evicted from a Philadelphia homeless shelter for being intoxicated fatally shot one employee and wounded another after returning ...

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


Triumph or travesty, US-Iran ties warming over nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America's relationship with one of its most intractable foes took two giant leaps forward this weekend when Iran ...

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


US Embassy says several Americans missing in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Embassy confirmed Sunday that "several" Americans have gone missing in Iraq, after local media reported that three Americans had been ...

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton campaign deploys husband Bill very carefully

KEENE, New Hampshire (AP) - Bill Clinton promised voters in 1992 that they'd be getting "two for the price of one" if they elected him ...

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


MLK had complicated legacy on gun violence

ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn't like them.

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


Iran nuclear deal weakens oil prices

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new wave of oil from Iran will flow into a global market awash in oil where prices are plunging to depths not ...

January 17, 2016 | | Nation


1 man brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in drug trial

PARIS (AP) - One man was brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug trial for ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Wells Fargo beats 4Q profit forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Retail banking giant Wells Fargo & Co. said its earnings were flat in the fourth quarter, as loan growth and expense reductions were ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is doing some rare pruning.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


High court to decide on OT pay for car dealer workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will decide whether people who work as service advisers at auto dealerships are entitled to overtime pay under federal labor ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


MGM to charge for parking on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a city built on luring tourists with cheap thrills and free cocktails, a big part of the Las Vegas Strip will ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Ciudad Juarez preparing for Pope’s visit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Cities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are preparing for Pope Francis' visit to the Mexican city of ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Episcoplians will not reverse stand

NEW YORK (AP) - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said Friday the U.S. Episcopal Church will not roll back its acceptance of gay marriage despite sanctions ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


30 hostages freed from Burkina Faso hotel siege

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Al-Qaida militants struck an upscale hotel and nearby cafe late Friday that were popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso's capital ...

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


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