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Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on trade embargo, human rights

HAVANA (AP) - Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Teacher fined for showing her students beheading video

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City middle school teacher was fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Black bear study shows eating human food helps and hurts

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Black bears that eat human foods from trash cans have higher reproductive rates than those living on natural foods, according to a study by Colorado researchers.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Applicant gets job after foiled robbery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A job interview was in progress when a thief grabbed cash from the till at a fast food restaurant. The manager conducting the interview then blocked the door, and the applicant grabbed the thief's arms.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Paris attacks suspect was planning new acts

BRUSSELS (AP) - The top suspect in last year's Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-trooper kills 2 in turnpike toll booth holdup, is shot dead

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP) - A retired state trooper killed a turnpike toll collector and a security guard in a holdup attempt at a toll plaza and then was shot dead by troopers while trying to escape with the money, authorities said.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Killer off death row thanks to disabled definition tweak

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say Ronell Wilson is a calculating murderer. Since his imprisonment for killing two New York City police detectives, he has been able to dash off emails, memorize passages from books and seduce a female guard.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Obama in Cuba for historic visit

HAVANA (AP) - Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Conservatives plot Trump demise

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory next week, this time in delegate-rich Arizona.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders says he has a ‘path toward victory’ against Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he still maintains a "path toward victory" in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party's nomination.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Gas pipeline explosions bring new US safety plan

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. officials moved Thursday to strengthen safety rules for the nation's 300,000-mile network of natural gas transmission pipelines in a belated response to numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making whales perform tricks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After years of pressure, SeaWorld made a surprise announcement on Thursday: It no longer breeds killer whales in captivity and will soon stop making them leap from their pools or splash audiences on command.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Maryland Senate approves state song changes, cuts ‘Northern scum’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to "Northern scum" and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Buddhist monk pleads guilty to embezzling temple to gamble

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Buddhist monk pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Louisiana temple to feed a casino gambling habit.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


If you’re considering bariatric surgery . . .

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Finances and fear deter many morbidly obese patients from having stomach-reducing bariatric surgery, but it's steadily becoming more common.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


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Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A woman beat to death a 13-month-old girl under her care on a rural Montana Indian reservation, threw the baby's body ...

April 23, 2016 | | Nation


Drones may be new firefighting tool

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Researchers in Nebraska tested a new tool on Friday that could eventually help in fighting grass fires - drones.

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


Judge sentences defendant, spends night in jail with him

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation - then spent the night in the ...

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


8 relatives shot dead, some while sleeping

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) - Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot ...

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


Officers didn’t stand by and watch teens drown

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - When three Florida teenagers stole a car, crashed it into a cemetery pond and then drowned, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri ...

April 22, 2016 | | Nation


Day care shut down after child forgotten in hot SUV dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The state forced a Louisville day care to shut down immediately Wednesday, two days after a toddler forgotten in a hot SUV ...

April 20, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio boy electrocuted while conducting YouTube experiment

VERMILON, Ohiom (AP) - A 15-year-old Ohio boy was electrocuted apparently while attempting to conduct an experiment he saw on YouTube that involves a high-voltage traveling ...

April 20, 2016 | | Nation


Lawmaker: Want Viagra? Then come back in 24 hours with a note

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same ...

April 20, 2016 | | Nation


Yahoo deterioration speeds up ahead of a possible sale

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo may have hung out a "for sale" sign, but it hasn't done much to improve its curb appeal.

April 19, 2016 | | Nation


McDonald’s testing bigger, smaller Big Macs

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is testing bigger and smaller versions of its Big Mac as the world's biggest hamburger chain pushes to revive ...

April 19, 2016 | | Nation


Kanye West sued over new album

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Kanye West fan on Monday sued the rapper and the streaming service Tidal claiming they duped users into subscriptions based on ...

April 18, 2016 | | Nation


Man faces murder charge cold case of his missing stepson

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The stepfather of a 2-year-old boy who disappeared in San Diego 14 years ago has been arrested in North Carolina and faces ...

April 18, 2016 | | Nation


Securing SF seawall could cost $3 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco port officials say it could cost between $2 billion and $3 billion to secure three miles of seawall underlying the ...

April 18, 2016 | | Nation


22 charged with illegally collecting Social Security

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal grand juries in Los Angeles have indicted 22 people, including a sheriff's deputy, on charges of illegally obtaining Social Security ...

April 18, 2016 | | Nation


San Francisco remembers 1906 quake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials have gathered to remember victims of the city's devastating 1906 earthquake on the quake's 110th anniversary.

April 18, 2016 | | Nation


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