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The legislative twists and turns in Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President Barack Obama's health care law:

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Twitter IPO stokes hot market for Internet stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Internet stocks are heating up again, just as Twitter is preparing to turn up the temperature with its highly anticipated IPO.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Suspect wants prison restrictions lifted

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Wednesday to lift restrictions placed on him in prison, arguing that the conditions are overly harsh, have left him nearly totally isolated and are impairing their ability to defend him.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

8 killed in church bus crash

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - A bus taking a church group home to North Carolina blew a tire, veered across a highway median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor-trailer Wednesday in a fiery wreck that killed eight people, authorities said.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Obama seeks to strike a balance during shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attend a black-tie gala? No. Meet with business leaders who oppose a government shutdown? Yes. Jet off to Asia for a four-country tour? Maybe, but shorten the trip and keep the option to cancel.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Stocks fall, fears of protracted shutdown grow

NEW YORK (AP) - Fear of a protracted U.S. government shutdown is making global investors increasingly nervous.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

No progress on partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Detroit missed bond debt payment

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit, not unexpectedly, has defaulted on its most recent general obligation bond debt payment, Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

News from around the nation

THE REAL CAPT. PHILLIPS GETS HERO'S WELCOME IN VT. : WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - The captain of the American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates four years ago returned home from sea to another hero's welcome - this time for a sneak peek of the Tom Hanks movie about the ordeal.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Firms fear loss of government checks

NEW YORK (AP) - As the government's partial shutdown enters a second day, most companies across the country are doing business as usual. Yet concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry up and consumers to lose faith in the U.S. economy.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66

NEW YORK (AP) - In 1985, a year after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, author Tom Clancy was invited to lunch at the Reagan White House, where he was questioned by Navy Secretary John Lehman.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Big business aligns with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Judge orders monitor in profile case

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that an Arizona sheriff is complying with constitutional requirements after finding his office engages in racial profiling.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Man pleads guilty to assault in toddler slap case on plane

ATLANTA (AP) - A man who slapped a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound plane has pleaded guilty to simple assault.

October 02, 2013 | | Nation

Shutdown closes parks, monuments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the country. Callers looking for help from the government reached only voicemail. And federal employees were left to wonder when they would return to work.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

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Mom of boy found dead in swing indictement

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake in NW Nevada

REBO (AP) - Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Latest driving hazard: Corn stalks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The broad leaves and thick stalks can stand up to 12 feet high, forming a wall of foliage that turns rural ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

3 arrested in copycat case of freeway shootings

PHOENIX (AP) - Three teenagers were arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but the incidents were not related to a recent string ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Utah twins pregnant again with their 2nd set of twins

LINDON, Utah (AP) - Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall know a thing or two about twins.

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Tricycle injuries send thousands of tykes to hospital ERs each year

CHICAGO (AP) - Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

3 brothers, shooter killed in murder-suicide over music

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - Three brothers were shot to death by a man who then killed himself in a rural area of Louisiana outside Baton Rouge ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Midwest meth-making down, but Mexican imports fill void

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Clerk divides religious liberty advocates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has become a hero to many conservative Christians who see her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Retail clinics, apps change medical care

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Coote suspected the stabbing pain in his abdomen was serious, but the harried doctor at the urgent care center suggested it was ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Makeover for hanger in Army balloon experiment

SAUSALITO (AP) - A military hangar once used to house gigantic, tethered balloons during the U.S. Army's brief experiments to determine how they might ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Fires destroy more than 180 homes

MIDDLETOWN (AP) - Two of California's fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, destroying more than 180 homes and sending residents fleeing Sunday ...

September 13, 2015 | | Nation

Marine killed, 18 injured in rollover

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - One Marine was killed and 18 others injured Thursday in a single-vehicle rollover crash during routine training at Camp Pendleton Marine Base.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Scientists conduct drought study in California, 5 other western states

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Federal scientists are conducting a low-flow stream study in six western states in an attempt to gain insights that could help resource ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation


SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jewish organizations are upset that the University of California is considering adopting a creed against intolerance that does not explicitly mention anti-Semitism ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

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