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DEMOCRATS VOTE TO CURB FILIBUSTERS ON APPOINTEES: WASHINGTON (AP) - Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate's hallowed filibuster tradition on Thursday and cleared the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments made by President Barack Obama and chief executives in the future.

November 21, 2013 | | Nation


Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Honoring the legacy of John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished Americans - including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey - with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award created by Kennedy.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Animal welfare group accuses school of cruelty

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Animal welfare officials on Wednesday accused Georgia Regents University of performing unnecessary and painful dental implant procedures on dogs, then euthanizing them.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Shopping cart destruction campaign ends

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii legislator said he will no longer use a sledgehammer to smash stolen and abandoned shopping carts used by homeless people to carry belongings in Waikiki.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Reagan's role in Google, Yahoo hacking

SAN JOSE (AP) - Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Macy’s ballooning animal controversies

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats, with controversies involving the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Regular almond eaters slimmer, healthier

DALLAS (AP) - Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease - in fact, were less likely to die of any cause - during a 30-year Harvard study.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Utah town forgets to hold election

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A tiny Utah town had to skip an election earlier this month because part-time officials forgot to advertise or prepare for it - and it wasn't the town's first election flub.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Capra classic sequel panned as not ‘Wonderful’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paramount won't be giving any wings to a planned "It's a Wonderful Life" sequel.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


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FLA. BULLYING CASE: CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST TEENS: ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls whom a sheriff had accused of bullying a Florida classmate who later committed suicide, the girls' attorneys said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013 | | Nation


Elvis Presley's intellectual property rights are sold

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The money-making enterprise called Elvis Presley has been sold.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


GOP tweets altered image of Grimes as 'Obama Girl'

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee took disciplinary action Tuesday against a junior staffer who tweeted an "extremely offensive" photo-shopped image of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


Gettysburg: A short speech long remembered

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - In solemnity, thousands of people gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be long remembered.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


Va. state senator stabbed by his son

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat who rose to be gubernatorial nominee in 2009 despite his reserved demeanor and humble farmland roots, was stabbed early Tuesday, apparently by his son, police said.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


Navy sailor, fiancee marry at Nevada airport

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A U.S. Navy sailor told his high school sweetheart he wanted to marry her the moment he laid eyes on her after an 11-month deployment off the coast of war-torn Syria.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


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Symantec buying internet security firm Blue Coat

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Software security company Symantec Corp. is acquiring internet security firm Blue Coat Inc. for $4.65 billion, bolstering its mobile and cloud ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump says he is revoking Washington Post credentials

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Donald Trump said Monday his presidential campaign is revoking credentials provided to The Washington Post.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Microsoft touts smaller, faster Xbox One game consoles at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xbox One is shrinking in size and growing in power.

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Man nearly decapitated neighbor with machete

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A man called police to accuse his neighbor of stealing alcohol before he nearly decapitated him with a machete and buried his ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


USA charitable giving rate tops more than $1 billion a day

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are now donating to charities and nonprofits at a record-high rate of more than $1 billion a day, according to the ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Orlando killer appears to be ‘homegrown extremist’ for Islam

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman whose attack on a gay nightclub left 49 victims dead appears to have been a "homegrown extremist" who espoused support ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Fiery Trump, sober Clinton at odds over Orlando attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism and suggested ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Did delay in response give shooter more time?

ORLANANDO (AP) - As the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history began to unfold, an off-duty police officer working at a gay nightclub exchanged ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Club shooting survivor feels guilt for living

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Luis Burbano felt his bones shake when the bullets started flying early Sunday morning in the Orlando gay nightclub where a gunman ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Assault weapons easier to buy in Florida than handgun

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Military-style assault weapons like the one Omar Mateen used to blast away at an Orlando nightclub remain legal and easy to purchase ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Militants behead Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Police couple killed outside Paris, child is rescued

PARIS (AP) - A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a senior police officer to death Monday evening outside his home in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


D-Day flag from US boat sells for $514K at auction

DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Memorial honors soldiers of ‘secret war’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol grounds honors soldiers of the "secret war" in Laos.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Armstrong to join cyclists honoring 5 killed in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a "Finishing the Ride" event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


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