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Speaker Boehner’s last deal: 2-year budget, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker John Boehner is making one final appeal to restive Republicans: Pass a hard-won agreement with President Barack Obama to fund the government and forestall a debt crisis before Rep. Paul Ryan assumes the top job later this week. But he encountered immediate resistance when he laid out the plan Monday night.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit seeks 3rd option besides male, female on USA passport

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-soldier convicted in thrill killing leaves prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho soldier has been released from prison four years after he admitted shooting an unarmed Afghan boy for sport and posing for photographs with the victim's corpse as part of what prosecutors described as a series of thrill killings by a rogue group of U.S. troops.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Video shows school officer tossing student in SC classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect tattooed ‘mom’ on self after killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man who is accused of killing his mother by shooting her and attacking her with a bat and butcher knife was tattooing the word "Mom" on his leg when he was arrested, according to court records released Monday.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


100-plus required tests thruh 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


UC asks public for input on rewrite of free speech policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California Board of Regents is going back to the drawing board Monday and getting public input after a proposed policy on intolerance was roundly rejected by Jewish organizations that say it doesn't go far enough to address antisemitism on campuses.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


New physician- in-chief picked for Kaiser CV

Sanjay Marwaha, MD, a head and neck surgeon, has been selected as the new physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente's Central Valley Area.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man who taped in crashed car tried to bribe driver

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man charged with trespassing after opening the door of a crashed car to record cellphone video of the grisly scene inside tried to bribe the teenage driver in the fatal crash.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Woman faces 2nd-degree murder charges in parade crash killing 4

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A woman faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people including a toddler.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Lasers may ease pain for ‘napalm girl’ in AP photograph

MIAMI (AP) - In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Afghanistan, Iraq conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) - Heroes forged in Afghanistan and Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in World Wars and battles domestic and abroad earned them the distinction of having U.S. Navy vessels christened in their honor.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Historic footage of parachuting beavers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky wildlife management moment.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Disabled? Man caught using a ladder

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who has filed more than 30 lawsuits claiming to be disabled - including one seeking food stamps for his service dog - pleaded guilty to perjury for claiming under oath that he couldn't walk or hold a glass of water.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Wal-Mart program: Stash cash in savings, win prizes

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart has a new program that offers prizes as incentives to get its legion of shoppers to sock away money in saving ...

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Fed: 8 biggest banks shift loss burden to investors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The eight biggest U.S. banks will be required to build new cushions against losses that would shift the burden to investors. The ...

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Border cities worry ending NAFTA would hurt economies

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump's only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted ...

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


GM testing autonomous cars on public roads

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors has started testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads around its technical center in suburban Detroit.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Department probing California jail snitch scandal

SANTA ANA (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday opened an investigation into a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange ...

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Ice found hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


Mountain lion in wildlife study killed on freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service wildlife study was struck and killed this month on a Los ...

December 15, 2016 | | Nation


‘An Irish Christmas’ returns to Bankhead

LIVERMORE – Back by popular demand, "An Irish Christmas" returns to the Bankhead Theater in December with an exhilarating exhibition of Christmas magic from the Emerald ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Human ancestor was one tall dude

NEW YORK (AP) - He stood a majestic 5-foot-5, weighed around 100 pounds and maybe had a harem. That's what scientists figure from the footprints ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Colorado district to allows teachers to arm themselves

DENVER (AP) - A rural Colorado school district decided Wednesday night to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


100 march to protest school police shooting of Reno teen

RENO, Nev. (AP) - About 100 classmates, friends and family of a 14-year-old Reno boy who was shot by a school district police officer marched to ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


New light shed on role of K9s during Pulse attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - When Omar Mateen claimed to have explosives during the Pulse nightclub shooting rampage in June, two bomb-sniffing dogs got a "positive hit ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Mistakenly sold Apollo 11 moon mission bag is buyer’s

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Trump to tech leaders: ‘We’re here to help’

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


Fed raises key interest rate, foresees 3 hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has raised a key interest rate in response to a strengthening U.S. economy and expectations of higher inflation, and ...

December 14, 2016 | | Nation


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