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Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'

HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year

NEW YORK (AP) - With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Chief justice defends court's impartiality

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts said Saturday that he has "complete confidence" in his colleagues' ability to step away from cases where their personal interests are at stake, and noted that judges should not be swayed by "partisan demands."

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


2011 marred by test cheating scandals across US

ATLANTA (AP) - It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


States change how they recruit foster parents

MIAMI (AP) - For decades, it was common for officials around the country to approve foster parents by room and board criteria: Did they pass a background check? Is their home clean? Are their dogs safe and vaccinated?

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

DENVER (AP) - A man has acknowledged planting a homemade bomb at a Colorado shopping mall on the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

Colorado mall bomber pleads guilty to 1 count

December 31, 2011 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

2 FACE INDECENCY CHARGES AFTER NUDE MCDONALD'S RUN: GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - Two people who pulled up at a McDonald's drive-thru in western Illinois completely naked face public indecency charges.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Mystery trust beats the clock for jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Lottery officials had more questions than answers Friday as they tried to unravel the stunning mystery behind a year-old winning ticket turned in less than two hours before Thursday's deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Shot Marine used fingers to plug bullet holes

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Marine officer said Friday he reacted as he was trained to do by chasing two men who stole a gold necklace he thought they were buying, and then using his fingers to plug bullet holes in his body when one of them opened fire.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Newt Gingrich weeps, Mitt Romney attacks Ron Paul in Iowa campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet to run.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


In a first, gas, other fuels are top export

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is - wait for it - fuel.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started.

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Business nation briefs

COMMERCE CORNER

December 30, 2011 | | Nation


Review: Scrutinizing your presence on Facebook

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December 30, 2011 | | Nation


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Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

ANAHEIM (AP) - Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Body count blamed on MS-13 violence grows in NYC suburbs

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Angel Soler's mother brought him to the U.S. as a young boy, figuring things would surely be better than ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss respond in harassment scandal

NEW YORK (AP) - George Takei took to Twitter on Saturday to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Boy shot by deputy called 911, gave description of himself

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An eighth-grade boy who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in northern Wisconsin called 911 to report a man with ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Church holds 1st Sunday service since 26 killed

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Turkey denies report of plan to kidnap cleric Gulen from US

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey has dismissed as "utterly false, ludicrous and groundless" a report that Turkish officials may have discussed paying millions of dollars to have ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

DENVER (AP) - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


From Snapchat to graffiti, public, schools react to racial incidents

CHICAGO (AP) - Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor: Court order allowing homeless camps creates hazard

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's mayor said Thursday a court order that's letting homeless camps stay in place despite a city ordinance banning them has ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Company that offered male higher wage than female sanctioned

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two teenagers whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant prompted a national discussion on pay inequality should receive back pay and ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Family: Woman died shielding grandson during church massacre

DALLAS (AP) - Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson when a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) - Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey - their first of the young Trump era ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


44 train engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of New Jersey Transit train engineers were sidelined because testing imposed after a deadly rail crash found they suffered from ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


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