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Federal judge: Houston can clear out homeless tent cities

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for Houston city officials to enforce an ordinance that prohibits homeless people from setting up tents and temporary living quarters in public places.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Judge needs evidence to let illusionist undo porn plea

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge said Friday she needs to see evidence that a former Las Vegas Strip illusionist didn't understand what his sentence could be before she can let him withdraw his guilty plea in a pornography case involving thousands of videos and images, including some depicting kindergarten-age boys in sex acts.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Utah teacher fired after students shown classic art with nudes

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and seen by sixth-graders, a newspaper reported.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Michigan lawyer camps out in effort to help homeless clients

DETROIT (AP) - Can this be? A homeless lawyer, sleeping in a shack in Detroit.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

NEW YORK (AP) - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the main escape route, the fire commissioner said Friday.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Feds cast doubt on NY-New Jersey tunnel funding plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A plan to pay for an estimated $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River raises serious concerns, including that it relies on a "non-existent" agreement that would have the federal government foot half the bill, an official at the nation's federal transportation agency wrote Friday.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

CAIRO (AP) - A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt's embattled Christian minority.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona, will miss tax vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain has returned home to Arizona after being hospitalized for a viral infection while battling brain cancer and will miss a crucial Senate vote on the GOP tax package, his office said Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Sunday.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Special counsel obtains 1,000s of Trump transition team emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, the general counsel for Trump's transition organization said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said.

December 17, 2017 | | Nation


Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests

DENVER (AP) - Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation.

December 14, 2017 | | Nation


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NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO (AP) - Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

February 26, 2018 | | Nation


Border Patrol’s checkpoints overlooked

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - As vehicles line up at the Border Patrol's checkpoint a half-hour drive's north of the U.S.-Mexico border, its ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


5 dead after tornado, flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed

ATLANTA (AP) - Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill targets ‘snoopers’

ATLANTA (AP) - Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera - accompanied by a second annual price ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Student detained after explosion at Florida high school

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have detained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evacuation of a Florida high ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Studies increasingly clear: Uber & Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) - One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Q&A: Comcast exec on the future of the cable bundle

NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Michelle Obama to release memoir

NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Nation


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