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Backlash to transgender bathroom choices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In clashes over which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a 1970s sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities of their choice.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect picked up fares before, between killings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the random shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, and a prosecutor said the man admitted carrying out the attacks.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen accused of killing his 10-year-old sister

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) - The death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her 15-year-old brother, stunned employees of a Florida sheriff's office who had tried to help the family in the past, an authority with the office said Monday.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Gun maker seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Newtown shooting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families' wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in the 2012 shooting.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Slender towers rise to dizzying heights on New York City skyline

NEW YORK (AP) - In New York City, there's no escaping the pressure to be taller and thinner - not even for the skyscrapers.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon reduces its free shipping

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon increased the threshold needed for non-members to qualify for free shipping as it seeks to add more people to its $99 annual Prime loyalty program.

February 22, 2016 | | Nation


Teen seeks Eagle with gay community project

CHICAGO (AP) - David Fite had already earned the 21 Boy Scout merit badges needed to earn the coveted rank of Eagle. But he still had to complete a community service project.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Suspect kills self in front of mom, Houston-area officer

KATY, Texas (AP) - A 17-year-old killed himself in a Houston-area sheriff's office parking lot early Sunday after his mother drove him there to surrender for a fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, authorities said Sunday.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton turns back Sanders challenge with Nevada victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hillary Clinton seized the momentum in the fierce fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, turning back a challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada's caucuses on Saturday and pushing toward even friendlier primaries in the South.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, Clinton ride key groups to commander front-runner status

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are cementing their status as presidential front-runners with strong performances among demographic groups at the core of their two parties, developments that put tremendous pressure on their top rivals as the nominating contests head into delegate-rich March.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Mass murder suspect is Uber driver

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Michigan mass shooting could raise new headaches for Uber, the fast-growing ride-hailing service that's been dogged by controversy on the road to becoming one of the most valuable, privately funded companies in the world.

February 21, 2016 | | Nation


Police unions call for boycott of Beyonce

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Police unions are criticizing Beyonce in the wake of her Super Bowl halftime act and new video, calling for a boycott because they think her work contains "anti-police" messages.

February 19, 2016 | | Nation


Archbishop: Cut ties with Girl Scouts

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is urging priests to sever ties with the Girl Scouts, saying the organization promotes values "incompatible" with Catholic teachings.

February 19, 2016 | | Nation


Pope vs. Trump: Latest campaign spat

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

February 18, 2016 | | Nation


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Officers who killed hostage taker wounded victim

REDLANDS (AP) - Officers who fatally shot a man holding a gun to his former girlfriend's back during a two-hour standoff outside an Office Depot ...

April 02, 2016 | | Nation


Air quality appointment angers environmentalists

DIAMOND BAR (AP) - The board that regulates Southern California's air quality, having angered environmentalists last month by firing its longtime director, angered them again ...

April 02, 2016 | | Nation


Trooper, suspect die in bus station shooting; 2 hurt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Fiancee of man killed by police says he was shot in the back

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman says her fiance was shot in the back by an officer as he was surrendering a rifle to her ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


US spy agency selects St. Louis location over Illinois

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A U.S. spy agency seeking a new $1.6 billion home for its western regional headquarters expects to remain in St ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


After 7 hurt in Oklahoma tornado, stormy weather slams South

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Thunderstorms rumbled across parts of the South on Thursday, bringing the threat of possible tornadoes, a day after at least seven people ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Judge blocks Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge Thursday overturned Mississippi's ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


S. Dakota charges former official in immigration scandal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota on Thursday charged the former official who ran an investment-for-visa program with five felony counts including that he ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Exploration of underwater New Mexico cave turns deadly

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March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Exploration of underwater New Mexico cave turns deadly

Associated Press

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Beyonce launches active wear line for women

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Moody's credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico's debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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