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35,000 walrus come ashore in NW Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus came ashore last week on Alaska's remote northwest coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday, a September phenomenon tied to shrinking sea ice brought on by climate warming.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Man in hot car death case wants hearings closed

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Lawyers for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot vehicle to die want a judge to close the courtroom for hearings where evidence will be discussed before the trial.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Couple charged with endangerment after 9-year-old son shoots brother

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 9-year-old boy was teasing his dog with the laser sight on his sleeping father's pistol before he accidentally shot his 6-year-old half brother in the neck, police said Thursday in announcing charges against the victim's father and stepmother.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour - the first time any state has set the minimum that high.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit: NYC arrested Occupy protesters for simply speaking out

NEW YORK (AP) - Police arrested more than 200 people for exercising their First Amendment rights at the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in 2012, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


New health care model saving money, report says

MIAMI (AP) - A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government. However, experts say most patients still don't understand how an Accountable Care Organization works.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Obama wants to admit 10,000 refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 people who have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Judge approves settlement in RadioShack gift card dispute

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Electronics retailer RadioShack on Thursday won court approval of a settlement involving priority treatment of certain gift-card holders in the company's bankruptcy and has agreed to sweeten the deal for other cardholders.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Union Pacific, other freight railroads may halt service unless Congress acts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Widespread disruptions of freight and passenger rail traffic are likely if Congress doesn't extend a deadline to start using certain safety technology before the end of the year, railroads are warning.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


Firefighter dies in hit-and-run during Fill the Boot fudnraiser

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for a charity, killing him.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation


Vegas plane fire passengers escaped with lives — and bags

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Passengers on the British Airways jet whose engine caught fire just before takeoff in Las Vegas escaped with their lives - and some with their carry-ons, as well.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation


FSU football fans with permits can bring gun, lock it in vehicle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University football fans who go to the game this weekend can bring their guns - if they have a concealed weapons permit and they keep them locked in their cars, the school said Wednesday, the day after being sued for a policy that bans guns on campus.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation


Job openings surging while hiring plods

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies are advertising a lot more jobs. But when it comes to filling them, many remain cautious.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation


McDonald’s to switch to cage-free eggs

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada over the next decade, marking the latest push under CEO Steve Easterbrook to try and reinvent the Big Mac maker as a "modern, progressive burger company."

September 09, 2015 | | Nation


NY wants salt warnings on menus

NEW YORK (AP) - Some sub sandwiches, movie theater pretzels and even milkshakes and salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind salt warning symbol in New York City after officials agreed Wednesday to stake out new ground in a national push for healthier eating habits.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation


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House GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, with Trump’s support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won his GOP colleagues' votes on Tuesday for another term at the helm of the House. He told fellow ...

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


Mayor resigns after racist Obama post

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady ...

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


‘Good Samaritan’ shoots man attacking deputy

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a "Good Samaritan" fatally shot a man who was attacking a deputy near a southwest Florida highway.

November 15, 2016 | | Nation


Samsung’s $8B ticket to get into auto tech race

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics' $8 billion acquisition of the U.S. auto electronics company Harman will instantly transform the South Korean tech company ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Government to require hybrid & electric cars to make noise

WASHINGTON (AP) - New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Nebraska senator moonlights as driver for ride- sharing Uber

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


No college? Smoked pot? Police still might hire you

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Giuliani: Trump’s secretary of state?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Obama refuses to criticize Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Trump targets energy, environment

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Will marches become a movement?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Demonstrators upset over the election of Donald Trump have marched in cities around the country over the past week, and some are making ...

November 14, 2016 | | Nation


Racially charged incidents continue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A student at the University of Oklahoma was temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University ...

November 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump selects Priebus, Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince ...

November 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump can quickly alter Court agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.

November 13, 2016 | | Nation


TRUMP WINS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters ...

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


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