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Illinois governor signs pension overhaul into law

CHICAGO (AP) - In a private ceremony attended by a handful of lawmakers, Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois' massively-underfunded pension system, though labor unions immediately threatened a lawsuit challenging the new law.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


COLD SNAP GLANCE

From California to Ohio, a big chunk of the U.S. is getting a blast of wintry weather. Frigid temperatures are following a storm that's bringing snow and ice to many areas. The conditions are making travel difficult, raising concerns about citrus crops and prompting the cancellation of fights, holiday festivities and football games. Even one outdoor ice rink in cold-accustomed South Dakota is shutting down.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Dreaming of a warm, happy place

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil rig in North Dakota's booming oil patch.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Fast-food workers across the country push for wage hikes

Fast-food NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Jobs report to show if US economy is for real

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Temps reach dangerous level for citrus

VISALIA (AP) - Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s overnight, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Bratton named NYPD commish again

NEW YORK (AP) - William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has been chosen to lead the nation's largest police force again.

December 05, 2013 | | Nation


Illinois pension fight likely shifting to court

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state - remains highly uncertain.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Skydivers return to site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Face transplants thriving 2 years after operation

CHICAGO (AP) - New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Train engineer in a 'daze' before crash

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


No problems found in NYC train brake system

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators looking into a deadly train derailment said Tuesday that no problems had been found with the train's brake system or track signals along its route and that its engineer was being questioned again.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Odd News

BIRD STEALS CAMERA IN AUSTRALIA, RECORDS JOURNEY: SYDNEY (AP) - A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape. Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper. The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens. Rangers set up the motion-sensor camera along the Margaret River in May ...

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Detroit can use bankruptcy to confront debt

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December 03, 2013 | | Nation


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Detroit auto show: Google, Camry and the Trump shadow

DETROIT (AP) - Fresh off a record year for U.S. auto sales, carmakers meet in Detroit next week to show buyers what's coming next ...

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Jeans that give directions? CES offers a glimpse

AS VEGAS (AP) - Here's a morning routine for you.

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


US approves fix for some VW diesels

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen will soon be able to repair some of its diesel cars so they meet U.S. emissions standards.

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple CEO Tim Cook’s pay slumps along with iPhone sales

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple penalized CEO Tim Cook for the iPhone maker's first sales slump in 15 years with a 15 percent pay cut.

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Naked woman who stole deputy’s truck in custody following chase

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - A naked woman stole a sheriff's department pickup truck Thursday and led law enforcement officers on an estimated 70-mile high-speed chase ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


New Texas bathroom bill may spark NC-like uproar

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top Texas Republicans are eager to bring a fight that sparked upheaval and business boycotts in North Carolina to the country's ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Transgender: Catholic hospital refuses to perform hysterectomy

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A transgender man sued a Roman Catholic hospital on Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, amid legal battles, gives deposition against restaurant chef

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition on Thursday for a lawsuit stemming from a clash with a celebrity restaurateur at his ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Evidence paints Dylann Roof as racist, drifting loner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Before Dylann Roof was arrested for killing nine black church members, he scribbled a note to his mother, apologizing for all ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican workers: Trump took their jobs

VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) - Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Trump may pursue wall without new bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a wall on ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Principal admits stealing nude images from students

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images and trade them ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Hate-crime charges filed in attack on special needs man

CHICAGO (AP) - Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Mexico protests, looting kills two, 700 are arrested

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Anger over gasoline prices hikes in Mexico fueled more protests and looting Thursday, and officials said the unrest had resulted in the ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Shhh, your washer might overhear you

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Alexa, are you spying on me?

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


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