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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


Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


East Texas man guilty of assault; judges gives him life in matrimony

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Found in a dump, lost Purple Heart medal heading to family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Air Force helicopters help search for missing 5-year-old boy in forest

JACOB LAKE, Ariz. (AP) - Air Force helicopters and ground crews with dogs searched unsuccessfully Friday for a 5-year-old Arizona boy who wandered off from a remote forest campsite the day before while chasing grasshoppers.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


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Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year at Macy’s

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Analysis: Senate bill hikes taxes for 13.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia sheriff facing charges over school search suspended

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor on Monday suspended a sheriff who faces charges including sexual battery after a drug search at a high school earlier ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Donald Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during, after campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

NEW YORK (AP) - Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances - and that can mean picking sides.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate will get pillow to help him breathe during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he's being executed this week, among other accommodations ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


UK Scrabble group bans star player for breaking tile game rule

LONDON (AP) - The Association of British Scrabble players banned one of its star players for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Another woman accuses George W. Bush of groping

HOUSTON (AP) - Another woman has stepped forward to accuse former President George H.W. Bush of inappropriately touching her.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Sessions open to Clinton Foundation special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


‘Hannity’ fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled TV ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Firm: At least 15 people have caught fire after Taser stun

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The maker of Tasers said Monday that at least 15 people have caught fire, and five have died, after being stunned while ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1B Boeing buy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


4,700-unit housing project is planned for Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A proposal to build 4,700 housing units on a former ranch in Reno could help make a big dent in the ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


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