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British singer Joe Cocker succumbs to of lung cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


JUDGE OKS OKLAHOMA'S LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation

Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Traffic deaths fell 3% in 2013

DETROIT (AP) - Driving is getting safer.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Obama : Sony ‘made a mistake’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Firm pleads guilty in bird deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

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New web site features Tahoe bicycle trails

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - The founder of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has launched a new online bike guide - complete with maps, trail ratings, photos and ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Expecting a million for the pope

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the videotaped message, Pope Francis issues a personal invitation to pilgrims - "See you in Philadelphia!" - but it remains an open question whether ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

America’s Stonehenge: History or hoax?

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Using the astronomical chart on a table in the covered tower, visitors aim their gaze along worn arrows to huge, upright ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

No votes cast in small-town school board race

MCINTIRE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes - not even his own - but ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Trump to teens: Follow your heart

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

VW chief ‘sorry’ for duping buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation


BRUSSELS (AP) - The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for ...

September 20, 2015 | | Nation

Parents forgive sons accused of trying to kill them

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple said Friday they have forgiven two sons accused of attacking them in what police believe was a plot to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Man charged in 6 killings called van ‘murder mobile’

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - An East Coast drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow prison inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

NAACP seeks Confederate flag dialogue

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Players: Coach told them to strike ref

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Trump condemned for questioner

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation


BOSTON (AP) - Welcome to Harvard. Feel free to pick a pronoun on this form: __ He. __ She. __ Ze. __ E. __ They.

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Target pushes health, hands workers Fitbits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees.

September 16, 2015 | | Nation

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