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35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

East Texas man guilty of assault; judges gives him life in matrimony

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Found in a dump, lost Purple Heart medal heading to family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Air Force helicopters help search for missing 5-year-old boy in forest

JACOB LAKE, Ariz. (AP) - Air Force helicopters and ground crews with dogs searched unsuccessfully Friday for a 5-year-old Arizona boy who wandered off from a remote forest campsite the day before while chasing grasshoppers.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Trump jolts first GOP debate

CLEVELAND (AP) - A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination. His startling declaration left his onstage rivals scrambling to compete for attention the rest of the night.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

FCC voting on new phone rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The copper network behind landline phones, a communications mainstay for more than a century, is going away, as cable and fiber-optics lines come along with faster Internet speeds.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

Hotel trade group blasts proposed sale of Orbitz

NEW YORK (AP) - The hotel industry is objecting to the acquisition of Orbitz by one-time rival Expedia, saying that it would lead to higher prices for vacationers and larger fees for hotel owners.

August 06, 2015 | | Nation

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Whataburger fires worker, refused to serve officers

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) - Whataburger has fired a worker who refused to serve two off-duty, in-uniform law enforcement officers who stopped at a Dallas-area restaurant.

September 16, 2015 | | Nation

Target pushes innovation, promises to fix the basics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is using 25 stores in the Los Angeles area as testing grounds for the retailer's top 50 innovations - from electronic tags ...

September 16, 2015 | | Nation

Floods kill at least 16

HILDALE, Utah (AP) - Rescuers trudged through muddy streambeds Tuesday in a small polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border and found the bodies of several children ...

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Astronaut midway in yearlong spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway home.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Candidates raise money via new Twitter service

WASHINGTON (AP) - Think of it as tweeting for dollars.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

School bus crash kills 2, seriously injures 3

HOUSTON (AP) - A school bus plunged off a highway overpass in Houston after being hit by a car driven by a teacher Tuesday, killing two ...

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Arrest for cursing on ticket is rights violation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A village named Liberty must stand trial for arresting a man who wrote curse words on a speeding ticket and ...

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Man who killed firefighter was mad over traffic delay

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A motorist accused of deliberately and fatally hitting a firefighter with his car told police he was angry with the firefighters collecting ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Mississippi seeks suspect in slayings 300 miles apart

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A college instructor suspected in the fatal shootings of a woman he lived with on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and a professor ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Charges in hazing death of NYC student

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury has recommended charges against dozens of fraternity members in the death of a New York City college freshman ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Mom of boy found dead in swing indictement

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake in NW Nevada

REBO (AP) - Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Latest driving hazard: Corn stalks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

3 arrested in copycat case of freeway shootings

PHOENIX (AP) - Three teenagers were arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but the incidents were not related to a recent string ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

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