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Florida surpasses NY in population

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's official: Florida has surpassed New York in population to become the third-most populous state in the union.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation

Proposal seeks gun permits for pot users

DENVER (AP) - Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales. Now the state's voters may consider a ballot measure to allow pot smokers to carry a concealed firearm.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation

NY mayor: Halt protests against police for now

NEW YORK (AP) - As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the executions of two officers.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation

Teen, 16, shot by shopper possible athletic-shoe envy

CINCINNATI (AP) - A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation

Railroads seek 1-person crews

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation

British singer Joe Cocker succumbs to of lung cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation


JUDGE OKS OKLAHOMA'S LETHAL INJECTION PROTOCOL: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

December 22, 2014 | | Nation

Killings of 2 officers trigger backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier design gets approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden Gate Bridge is closer to having a long-debated, $76 million suicide barrier installed to stop dozens of people each year from jumping to their deaths from the San Francisco icon.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Man told to pay $1.5M for card fraud

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties

MIAMI (AP) - Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Christie wants cop killer returned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Rally against police shuts down part of mall

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

December 21, 2014 | | Nation

Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

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Veterans Day memory: Navajo code talker recalls role in WWII

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Roy Hawthorne recalls his time served during World War II with pride, effortlessly sharing his native Navajo language as he shows ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

Official: Anti-Islamic police training class inappropriate

LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials say it was inappropriate for a county police academy to have a self-described former Muslim terrorist speak ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

Underage driver arrested in wreck that killed 10-year-old

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A joyride by a group of boys who took a parent's car ended in tragedy when the 14-year-old driver lost control ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

Google Maps offers offline option when Internet is spotty

NEW YORK (AP) - Google Maps is getting disconnected.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

After poking Facebook life not easy for site named Tsu

MENLO PARK (AP) - Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up the ad revenue it earned against your update and passed ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Boys, 14, recorded, texted sex video

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two 14-year-old boys were charged after one of them allegedly shot video of the other having sex with a girl, and ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Marine killed by homeowner mistook house for his home

DENVER (AP) - A Marine who was shot and killed by a Colorado homeowner after he forced his way inside a house mistook the residence for ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Police: 8-year-old charged in beating death of 1-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop taking bets here

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's attorney general on Tuesday ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the ...

November 10, 2015 | | Nation

Arizona panel directs cash for border fence to new technology

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private donations are instead ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Video shows billionaire calling officer ‘total lunatic’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Political opponents are pouncing on billionaire Jim Justice, a Democrat running for governor in West Virginia, for calling a police officer ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Next Republican debate puts Fox Business moderators in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, one of the moderators for Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, says that while she wants to ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

‘South Dakota tribe burned pot crop for fear of federal raid

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as police killed boy, 6

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

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