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Ex-state senator gets 5 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Woman gets jail for death of dog thrown into traffic

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who fatally threw her neighbor's small dog into traffic during an argument over a parking space was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Republicans barrel toward Super Tuesday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Republicans are barreling toward Super Tuesday with another debate in the offing and Donald Trump's opponents reaching for perhaps their last best chance to knock him off stride for the presidential nomination.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Turned-off GOP voters, grudging accept Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) - Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


UPS invests in same-day delivery company Deliv

MENLO PARK (AP) - UPS, looking for ways to get goods to shoppers faster, is investing in same-day delivery company Deliv.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Apple could make it tougher to hack Phones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Suppose the FBI wins its court battle and forces Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. That could open all iPhones up to potential government scrutiny - but it's not the end of the story.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Flu vaccine more effective this year; milder season so far

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine is doing a better job this year.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Judge: NYC can fine chains that don’t post salt warnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Large chain restaurants and fast-food eateries in the nation's most populous city can be fined up to $600 beginning next week for not posting salt warnings on menu items that contain more than the recommended daily dose of sodium, a judge ruled Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) - With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Tourist pot complaints up at ERs in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's tourists aren't just buying weed now that it's legal - they're ending up in emergency rooms at rates far higher than residents, according to a new study.

February 24, 2016 | | Nation


Carson questions Obama’s blackness

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: School volunteer charged with child sex abuse

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The 22-year-old volunteer school aide with the blond streak in his Afro told students at a suburban Maryland elementary school that they were part of a special club. According to prosecutors, Deonte Carraway pulled kids out of classrooms in the middle of the day and made smartphone videos of them having sex with him and each other on school property.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


John Dillinger’s relative faces theft charges

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A great-nephew of John Dillinger who for years has fought to protect and clear the infamous bank robber's name is being investigated for theft.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Toddler ejected from crash, mom fled the scene

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque woman is expected to face child abuse charges after she crashed on a busy freeway during rush hour and left behind two children, the youngest of whom was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

February 23, 2016 | | Nation


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Target says customers want it to pause ‘Christmas creep’

NEW YORK (AP) - Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Older vehicles to be charged more for polluting

LONDON (AP) - Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon says it got 238 entries for 2nd headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio State sued over refusal to let white nationalist speak at campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer sued Ohio State University in federal court on Sunday after ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices due to encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about guns

DENVER (AP) - A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor Garcetti taking his LA gig national

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Joshua Tree hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’ shooting

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

SANTA ROSA (AP) - For one Sunday, the fires that staggered this small city and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy's ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

SONOMA (AP) - When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


Is graffiti on building protected by federal law?

NEW YORK (AP) - For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists ...

October 22, 2017 | | Nation


New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over shrine revamp

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

October 21, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded veteran sees student debt forgiven but $62,000 tax bill

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


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