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American native teen deported to Colombia by United States reunites with her mother

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was reunited with her family in the United States on Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


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ACTRESS WHO SUED AMAZON OVER AGE IDS HERSELF: SEATTLE (AP) - An actress who filed an anonymous lawsuit against Amazon.com and its Internet Movie Database for revealing her age identified herself in a federal court filing Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president's wife, according to a detailed account of the first couple's relationship.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


FBI redefines rape; adds men as victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday expanded the FBI's more than eight-decade-old definition of rape to count men as victims for the first time and to drop the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers.

January 06, 2012 | | Nation


Santorum shrugs off report of Iowa vote count errors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum shrugged off reports late Thursday that the vote count from Iowa's caucuses might be wrong, saying the errors appear not to change the fact that he and Mitt Romney were nearly tied.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Brute force saves Ore. man when rescuers lift car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A crew of firefighters in Portland, Ore., used brute strength to lift up a 3,200-pound car and free a man pinned under it.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Rivals go hard after Mitt Romney, who goes after President Obama

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


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RENO MAN DEPORTED 3 TIMES BEFORE SENT TO PRISON: RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man with ties to a gang that originated in El Salvador and has been deported three times for illegal entry to the United States has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for a fight that left a man paralyzed.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


In many parts of nation, it's a winterless wonderland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The big snowstorms of autumn are just memories in New England, where people who make their living off winter tourism are losing income and New Hampshire primary candidates lack picturesque winterscapes for photo ops. Tourists in the West play golf instead of skiing. In Midwestern hockey country, you can barely slog a puck through the slush.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Soldier at Paul rally could face legal trouble

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate could face legal troubles, the military said Thursday.

January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Officials investigate case of deported teen

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January 05, 2012 | | Nation


Jan. 4 birthday runs in the family in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Jan. 4 birthdays have been running in one Ohio family for four generations.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Okla. mom won’t face charges for shooting & killing intruder

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) - Authorities don't plan to file charges against an Oklahoma woman who fatally shot a New Year's Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone, but the intruder's alleged accomplice has been charged in the death.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Robber wields knife, robbery yields sack lunch

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The robber who approached Lexington man fueling his car was intent on getting something for his efforts. Turned out it was a sack lunch.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.

January 04, 2012 | | Nation


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Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

SONOMA (AP) - When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Is graffiti on building protected by federal law?

NEW YORK (AP) - For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over shrine revamp

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

October 21, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded veteran sees student debt forgiven but $62,000 tax bill

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Nursing home teaches lessons on life

NEW YORK (AP) - In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a ...

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

SONOMA (AP) - Santa Rosa firefighter Brandon Palmer has fought big blazes in his 20 years on the job, but the 81-hour shift he spent fighting ...

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off Trump drama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron ...

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


Las Vegas tourism sees changes in shooting aftermath

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music ...

October 15, 2017 | | Nation


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