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Constitutional convention sparking

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Ferguson back on edge again

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots and police critically wounded a black 18-year-old accused of opening fire on officers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


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List: Ban ‘echo chamber,’ ‘post- truth,’ ‘bigly’ and ‘dadbod’

DETROIT (AP) - You, sir, (or ma'am): Focus, if you will, on a historic, on fleek listicle containing words nominated for bigly banishment. But don ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Children scream ‘just stop’ in 911 call from lawmaker’s residence

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Children can be heard screaming "just stop daddy" on a 911 call made from the home of a South Carolina legislator ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Mexican man charged with rape had 10 deportations

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Obama’s last month: ‘Obamacare’ defense

HONOLULU (AP) - Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Court reinstates Kennedy cousin’s murder conviction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel faces a possible return to prison after the state Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his murder conviction in ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Tyler Perry: Flap over all- white cast is reveres racism

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 compounds

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) - Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Trump

HONOLULU (AP) - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Trump election increase Canada’s college applicants

QUEBEC (AP) - For some college-bound students distressed by the election of Donald Trump, Canada is calling.

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Energy firms, banks led rally on S&P 500

NEW YORK (AP) - In 2016, the Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 9.5 percent and bounced back from a flat result the year before ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Coal mining has year of record low 9 deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The nation's coal mines are nearing a record low mark for on-the-job deaths for the third year in a row and ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Yiannopoulos book being published despite backlash

NEW YORK (AP) - In the face of heavy criticism, Simon & Schuster is moving forward with plans to publish a book by the conservative provocateur Milo ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


New wood tech may offer hope for timber

RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) - John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Trump includes prosperity preachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at ...

December 30, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


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