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Backlash to transgender bathroom choices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In clashes over which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a 1970s sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities of their choice.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect picked up fares before, between killings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the random shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, and a prosecutor said the man admitted carrying out the attacks.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen accused of killing his 10-year-old sister

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her 15-year-old brother, stunned employees of a Florida sheriff's office who had tried to help the family in the past, an authority with the office said Monday.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Gun maker seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Newtown shooting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families' wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in the 2012 shooting.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Slender towers rise to dizzying heights on New York City skyline

NEW YORK (AP) - In New York City, there's no escaping the pressure to be taller and thinner - not even for the skyscrapers.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon reduces its free shipping

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon increased the threshold needed for non-members to qualify for free shipping as it seeks to add more people to its $99 annual Prime loyalty program.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen seeks Eagle with gay community project

CHICAGO (AP) - David Fite had already earned the 21 Boy Scout merit badges needed to earn the coveted rank of Eagle. But he still had to complete a community service project.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Suspect kills self in front of mom, Houston-area officer

KATY, Texas (AP) - A 17-year-old killed himself in a Houston-area sheriff's office parking lot early Sunday after his mother drove him there to surrender for a fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, authorities said Sunday.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton turns back Sanders challenge with Nevada victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Clinton seized the momentum in the fierce fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, turning back a challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada's caucuses on Saturday and pushing toward even friendlier primaries in the South.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, Clinton ride key groups to commander front-runner status

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are cementing their status as presidential front-runners with strong performances among demographic groups at the core of their two parties, developments that put tremendous pressure on their top rivals as the nominating contests head into delegate-rich March.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect is Uber driver

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Michigan mass shooting could raise new headaches for Uber, the fast-growing ride-hailing service that's been dogged by controversy on the road to becoming one of the most valuable, privately funded companies in the world.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Police unions call for boycott of Beyonce

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police unions are criticizing Beyonce in the wake of her Super Bowl halftime act and new video, calling for a boycott because they think her work contains "anti-police" messages.

February 19, 2016 | | Nation


Archbishop: Cut ties with Girl Scouts

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values "incompatible" with Catholic teachings.

February 19, 2016 | | Nation


Pope vs. Trump: Latest campaign spat

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


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Minnesota Burger King workers smash windows after prank call

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - A prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ousted execs defend work at Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two men ousted from top executive positions at Wounded Warrior Project say their leadership upheld the intent of donors who contributed millions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


The hunt is on for delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ruling bolsters Latino political influence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Candy theft could mean king- size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Wayward sea lion snarls traffic in Sonoma

SAUSALITO. (AP) - A wayward sea lion snarled Monday morning traffic on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway before it was caught and taken to a ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-US tax court judge, husband indicted in tax evasion case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former U.S. Tax Court judge and her husband have been indicted on charges in Minnesota that they conspired to evade at ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Men assaulted 9-year-old while mother smoked meth in garage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Four men have been arrested for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in a Utah home while her mother was in the ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Right-to-die group comes up with new, cheaper medication

SEATTLE (AP) - Right-to-die advocates in Washington state have created a cheaper alternative mixture of medications to help terminally ill patients legally end their lives after ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Amtrak train hits backhoe, 2 workers die

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - An Amtrak train struck a piece of heavy equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment that killed two Amtrak ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Activists try to calm fears over transgenders, bathrooms

NEW YORK (AP) - Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Crow Tribe elder, historian Joe Medicine Crow dies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe, has died. He was ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Development based on LDS founder’s plan finds few fans

SHARON, Vt. (AP) - An obelisk soars into the sky on a hill in central Vermont, marking the birthplace of the founder of the Church of ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: Kasich is ‘taking my votes’

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Some farms getting full water supplies

FRESNO (AP) - Many California farmers expect to receive full deliveries of irrigation water this year from a vast system of canals and reservoirs run by ...

April 02, 2016 | | Nation


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