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CONGRESSMEN ATTACKED

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois home.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Congressman is avid sports fan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Trump calls for unity after shooting

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a sadly familiar ritual: an American president addressing the nation at an unsettling time, decrying violence while urging citizens to set aside their differences and pray for the recovery of victims.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


A morning’s baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - First came the ping of baseball bats, a familiar sound of the leafy neighborhood's morning. Then the crack of gunfire, which isn't.

June 15, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker mistakenly hands out document with porn references

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island lawmaker is acknowledging he mistakenly gave his colleagues a handout that showed open web browser tabs referencing pornographic content.

June 12, 2017 | | Nation


Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


Texas mulls non-jail options for those who can’t pay fines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ernesto Cardoza has gone to jail three times because he couldn't afford to pay his traffic tickets, and it cost him dearly.

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans.

June 11, 2017 | | Nation


3 challenges Tesla faces

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Inc. was riding high as it hosted its annual shareholders' meeting Tuesday.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to overhaul labor watchdogs faces opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses and advocates for workers are forming a rare alliance against President Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul the way the government investigates workplace discrimination, part of what his critics say is a broader swipe at decades of civil rights protections.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Macy’s warns about profit margins

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's has warned investors that its profit margins would keep shrinking this year, sending shares in the chain tumbling more than 8 percent and affecting other department store stocks.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple’s HomePod speaker pumps up volume on tech rivals

SAN JOSE (AP) - Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers - the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) - Religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers nationwide.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican, US legislators meet on NAFTA, trade

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico once jealously guarded its oil and energy industries from U.S. interference, but U.S. legislators said Monday that they sense the Mexican government wants to include the energy sector in a re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Accord.

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


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Clerk killed in California robbery was hardworking father

ANTIOCH (AP) - A Northern California gas station worker who was killed in an armed robbery this week was a hardworking father who moved to the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Officer’s killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Utah lawmaker urges solutions to crime after car hits crowd

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police searched Wednesday for a driver who barreled into a crowd of people on a Salt Lake City sidewalk and killed ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Looming execution divides mother, daughter of slain deputy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The daughter of a sheriff's deputy killed by a man set to be executed in Virginia said Wednesday that she has ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Texas attorney general’s donors include conservative group

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' attorney general disclosed Wednesday that a Washington-based conservative group is helping pay his legal defense on criminal securities fraud charges, the ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds apologized Wednesday for behavior that prompted his arrest for public intoxication, saying he ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police

MADISON, Maine (AP) - A gunman shot and killed his partner, their adult son and a neighbor and wounded a fourth person before being fatally shot ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort

RED HOOK, N.Y. (AP) - Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s 2nd chance to make 1st impression

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US celebrates July Fourth with parades, picnics, fireworks

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US says NKorea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


10 patients got life-ending drugs in Colorado under new law

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs is quietly underway, with an estimated 10 prescriptions filled since voters approved ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US schools rethink meal-debt policies that humiliate kids

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


1st Model 3 to be built Friday, sales start July 28

NEW YORK (AP) - The first Tesla Model 3 electric car for the masses should come off the assembly line on Friday with the first deliveries ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


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