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Seattle’s unusual $25 gun tax upheld in state court

SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court upheld Seattle's so-called "gun violence tax" against a challenge from gun rights groups Thursday, leaving the city as one of the only places in the country that taxes the sale of firearms and ammunition to raise money for gun-violence research.

August 10, 2017 | | Nation


High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill was hit in the head by the log and died Thursday, raising questions about adapting such military training to young athletes.

August 10, 2017 | | Nation


Man wrongly accused of drugging officer gets $50,000

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah city has paid $50,000 to settle with a Subway worker who was wrongly accused of drugging a police officer's drink in a case that made national headlines, its attorney said Thursday.

August 10, 2017 | | Nation


Seattle turns switch with record 52-day dry streak

SEATTLE (AP) - Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Now, the city known for its Gore-Tex and overcast days has gone in the other extreme: it's in its longest dry streak in more than six decades.

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


640,000 NYC warrants for old summonses tossed in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) - In a single morning, courts on Wednesday threw out more than 640,000 warrants for New Yorkers ticketed for minor offenses years ago.

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Houston police nix use of fast- food numbers at crime scenes

HOUSTON (AP) - Police commanders in Houston say order numbers taken from a popular Texas fast-food restaurant cannot be used to highlight evidence at crime scenes.

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Baby abandoned by mom survived 3 days in plastic bag in bushes

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - Two sisters who thought a dog was making noises near their neighbor's bushes discovered something shocking: a filthy 8-month-old baby girl who survived three nights outside in a white plastic bag.

August 09, 2017 | | Nation


Chicago sues over sanctuary city threat; Sessions fires back

CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump's immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first cities Monday to sue over what many U.S. cities argue are illegal bids to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas inmates snatch keys, take control of part of prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers in an area of the facility for about three hours, the second major disturbance to occur at the penitentiary in less than a month.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


‘Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that’d be great’

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) - John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Iowa school uses full-body wraps, denies mental care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa school for juvenile offenders subjects the boys to restraints and seclusion rooms and denies them essential mental health care, a federally funded nonprofit organization alleged Monday in a report that threatened legal action unless the state makes significant changes.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona woman becomes 55th sent to death row in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die is one of just dozens of female death-row inmates in the United States.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


School to promote healthy relationships after boy is charged

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The head of a school where a boy is accused of sexually assaulting five female classmates said Monday that it is reviewing its policies and will be offering students educational programming about healthy relationships.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


US in rare bull’s-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen injured in hazardous materials leak at SoCal dock

LONG BEACH (AP) - Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port of Long Beach.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


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Teens charged with murder in highway rock throw incident

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Five teenagers accused of throwing rocks from a Michigan highway overpass were charged with second-degree murder Monday in the death of a ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints

PHOENIX (AP) - Airliners began flying over Twila Lake's bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Battery suspect can attend pregnant victim’s delivery

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge says a man charged with punching his pregnant fiancée in the abdomen must stay away from her ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Father of missing girl charged with first-degree felony

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators' questions about his daughter ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


US tells court: Block records bid in young immigrants’ cases

NEW YORK (AP) - The Department of Justice told a court on Monday that it shouldn't have to turn over records related to President Donald ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Armed man arrested after stopping train

OXFORD, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say an armed 25-year-old Missouri man managed to get into an Amtrak locomotive and pull the train's emergency brake in ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump awards Medal of Honor to medic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Target says customers want it to pause ‘Christmas creep’

NEW YORK (AP) - Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Older vehicles to be charged more for polluting

LONDON (AP) - Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon says it got 238 entries for 2nd headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio State sued over refusal to let white nationalist speak at campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer sued Ohio State University in federal court on Sunday after ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices due to encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about guns

DENVER (AP) - A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor Garcetti taking his LA gig national

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


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