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Corrections firm offers states cash for prisons

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's largest private prison company made an enticing offer to 48 states that went something like this: We will buy your prison now if you agree to keep it mostly full and promise to pay us for running it over the next two decades. Despite a need for cash, several states immediately slammed the door on the offer, a sign that privatizing prisons might not be as popular as it once was.

March 10, 2012 | | Nation


Occupy Wall Street in NYC low on cash

NEW YORK (AP) - Occupy Wall Street in New York City could run out of cash in a matter of weeks.

March 10, 2012 | | Nation


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ALA. IMMIGRATION LAW PUTS SCHOOL PLAY ON HOLD: PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigration may keep Charlie Brown and Snoopy from performing in a high school musical.

March 09, 2012 | | Nation


Facebook 'friend' offer exposes man's other wife

SEATTLE (AP) - Facebook's automatic efforts to connect users through "friends" they may know recently led two Washington women to find out they were married to the same man, at the same time.

March 09, 2012 | | Nation


Romney: Obama 'in part' to blame for gas prices soaring at pump during past month

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Seeking to tap into the public's concern over rising gas costs, Mitt Romney on Thursday said President Barack Obama was "in part" to blame for higher prices at the pump.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Senate blocks effort to speed pipeline from Canada under White House pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the White House, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday blocked a Republican bid to speed approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Kids found living in abandoned school bus

SPLENDORA, Texas (AP) - The abandoned school bus had no engine and no front wheels. But there were crude curtains in the windows, an air conditioner and even bunk beds inside.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


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POLICE SAY DRIVER GETS 3 SPEEDING TICKETS IN HOUR: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Answers sought in death of teen in Fla. suburb

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida teen who was fatally shot after an encounter with a neighborhood watch leader on Thursday asked the police department investigating the death to release 911 tapes that may help explain how the young man died.

March 08, 2012 | | Nation


Marine's Facebook page tests military rules

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn't follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Police: daughter kept dad's body in ice chest to continue collecting Social Security checks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana woman apparently kept her father's severed body in an ice chest at her apartment for at least two years as she collected his Social Security check, police said.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum: Mississippi could make it a 2-man race for Republican nomination

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Urging conservatives not to yield, Republican Rick Santorum told supporters Wednesday that they could make the GOP presidential contest a two-man race if they deliver him a victory next week and offer an embarrassing loss to rival Newt Gingrich in the South.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


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DEPUTY, 2 OTHERS SHOT OUTSIDE OKLA. COURTHOUSE: TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy, a suspected gunman and a bystander were wounded Wednesday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire outside a Tulsa courthouse, sending people scattering from a crowded plaza as an employee at a nearby library used his camera to chronicle the events.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Nurse aide posted Facebook photos of patients

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon nursing assistant spent eight days in jail after a jury found her guilty of taking disturbing photos of elderly or disabled patients and posting them to her Facebook wall.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


Biker discrimination bill faces long odds

DENVER (AP) - Biker clubs say they're unfairly thrown out of hotels, restaurants and stores because of how they dress.

March 07, 2012 | | Nation


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Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size

DETROIT (AP) - In the world of full-size pickups, it's a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit show

DETROIT (AP) - It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off the runway

ISTANBUL (AP) - A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose ...

January 14, 2018 | | Nation


Trump says he’s ‘like, really smart,’ ‘a very stable genius’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he's playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


For firefighters, bitter weather creates its own hazards

NEW YORK (AP) - Firefighter Brian Marts was battling a raging blaze in an apartment building, but he was also fighting the bitter cold.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation




Trump, GOP lawmakers pore over 2018 agenda

THURMONT, Md. (AP) - Emerging from closed-door meetings with Republican leaders, President Donald Trump on Saturday held out the prospect of a deal with Democrats on ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


What’s on center stage at the CES tech show? Your voice

LAS VEGAS (AP) - What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice.

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


NH ticket winner in $559 million Powerball

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


Told their treehouse must go, owners appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a Florida beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child. It's got two levels ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


Blast of arctic air breaks records; warmer days near

BOSTON (AP) - The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


US judge in Vegas may dismiss ranching land standoff case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of ...

January 07, 2018 | | Nation


Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s roads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


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