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STATE OF THE UNION

WASHINGTON (AP) - Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans’ concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mom accused of setting baby afire held on $500K bail

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman accused of dousing her newborn daughter with accelerant, setting her on fire and leaving her in the middle of a road said little in her first court appearance Tuesday, appearing on video to answer to a murder charge.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Bridge construction collapse kills 1

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead, a tractor-trailer driver injured and police considering what the potential toll might have been had the accident occurred amid heavy traffic.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Doctor shot inside hospital, gunman kills himself

BOSTON (AP) - A man shot a doctor inside a leading Boston hospital Tuesday, critically wounding the physician before killing himself.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Eating while driving: Man’s burger gets him a traffic ticket

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the law - and a ticket for eating while driving.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservatives

NEW YORK (AP) - Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama - all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" - rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Intended as tribute,casino’s King Day menu offends some

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mysterious goo killing Bay Area birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


GOP split on using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


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Arizona border officer falsely claimed to be citizen of USA

PHOENIX (AP) - A U.S. border officer who is a Mexican native claimed he was born in Texas and illegally obtained a job with the ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


At least 2 dead in New York City helicopter crash

NEW YORK (AP) - A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River around sundown Sunday and flipped on its side, killing at least two ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


Alabama’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ racial violence of 1965 remembered

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence ...

March 05, 2018 | | Nation


Ohio inmate whose execution halted dies of natural causes

CLEVELAND (AP) - A twice-convicted murderer whose execution in November had to be halted when a usable vein couldn't be found to administer execution drugs ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gun store owners called it the "Trump slump." Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


Ski resort open a day after avalanche

MAMMOTH LAKES (AP) - California's Mammoth Mountain ski resort is open a day after it was shut down when an avalanche partially buried three people.

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


DACA deadline arrives with diminished urgency

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


Facebook’s CTO talks about fake news, Russia

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - Under fire for Russian abuse of its service during the 2016 presidential election, the spread of fake news and more ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


No exemptions from steel aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


Demos seek to help wealthy in response to tax changes

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


Florida python devours deer that weighs nearly 4 lbs. more

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: an 11-foot-long python had consumed an entire ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


Milk co-op highlights dairy farmers suicide risk

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Accompanying the routine payments and price forecasts sent to some Northeast dairy farmers last month were a list of mental health services ...

March 04, 2018 | | Nation


NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) - Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

February 26, 2018 | | Nation


Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


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