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Senator Reid retiring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Teen girl locked in basement

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Racist chant learned during cruise

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


22-day-old baby girl starved to death

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

March 27, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer says kidnapping wasn’t a hoax

VALLEJO (AP) - The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


He’s back: Schwarzenegger’s on high-octane ‘Terminator: Genisys’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine - Arnold Schwarzenegger - are back this summer for another go in "Terminator: Genisys," and Paramount Pictures, eager for a blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own - the publicity kind.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) - A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn't be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it's difficult for the girl to climb steps to reach a student restroom on another floor.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Talent agency wants Matt McConaughey speaking fee secret

HOUSTON (AP) - A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general's office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school's May 15 commencement ceremony.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago-area cousins planned terrorist attack, hoped to kill 150

CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Teen: Mom killed siblings found in freezer

DETROIT (AP) - A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Life sentence for grandmother in girl’s running death in Alabama

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Federal appeals court to look at concealed gun permit ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Father of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

PARIS (AP) - Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel ‘Watchman’

NEW YORK (AP) - The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

March 25, 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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