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Spy plane disrupts air safety system

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The primary air traffic control system around Los Angeles shut down last week because data from the a U-2 spy plane's flight plan confused software that helps track and route aircraft around the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Oklahomans survey wildfire damage; 1 dead

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) - Residents in an Oklahoma community where a wildfire killed one person, burned thousands of acres and destroyed at least six homes returned to survey the damage Monday as firefighters continued to battle the stubborn blaze.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Woman stranded after crash will lose feet

DENVER (AP) - Kristin Hopkins wrote pleas for help on a red-and-white umbrella that she managed to push through a broken window of her crashed car and open, hoping to attract the attention of drivers on a scenic highway above.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Clip suspected in circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Man freed in delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• DALLAS COP INDICTED FOR SHOOTING MENTALLY ILL MAN: DALLAS (AP) - Two Dallas police officers have been indicted in the last two weeks for shooting and wounding residents in incidents where the initial police accounts were later contradicted by video.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Top-two primary alters state’s political landscape

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Rep. Gary Miller announced in February he would retire from Congress, it was hardly a surprise. The surprise was that Miller was a member of Congress.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


Teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


‘Young’ blood rejuvenates aging mice

NEW YORK (AP) - If Mickey Mouse is feeling his age at 86, scientists may have found just the tonic: the blood of younger mice.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


Acrobats fall during circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


NM taking aim at drone use in hunting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is in line to become the next state to take aim at the use of drones for hunting big game animals.

May 02, 2014 | | Nation


Economy bounces back from brutal winter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market's gains could endure.

May 02, 2014 | | Nation


St. Louis trial highlights gender bias in pay

ST. LOUIS (AP) - From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine Katz says her time in the Anheuser-Busch executive suite was rife with exclusion and outright discrimination. But it wasn't until the King of Beers' 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev that she says she realized the boy's club atmosphere was costing her millions.

May 02, 2014 | | Nation


GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) - A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.

May 02, 2014 | | Nation


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2 police officers shot in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city's embattled police chief, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Vote for firing squad shows frustration with drug shortages

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Miniature dachshund 56 pounds lighter now

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Once a wanton wiener dog, Dennis went on a diet and is now a happy shadow of his former self after losing more than 75 percent of his body weight.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Ferguson police chief resigns

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Warm February takes toll on snowpack

SEATTLE (AP) - Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Soldier who was victim advocate admits organizing prostitution ring

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army officer admitted to a military tribunal Wednesday that he betrayed his role at Fort Hood as an advocate for victims of sexual abuse by organizing a prostitution ring at the sprawling Central Texas base.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


FTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees and deceptive ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Powdered alcohol gets OK

NEW YORK (AP) - A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Black Hawk crashed in fog, killing 11

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Searchers struggled Wednesday to find the seven Marines and four soldiers killed when a helicopter crashed, hampered by the same fog that plagued a nighttime training mission.

March 11, 2015 | | Nation


Utah allows death by firing squad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.

March 10, 2015 | | Nation


Passing cars pick up some pot bales tossed from fleeing SUV

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona sheriff's department says some of the marijuana bales that suspects tossed out of an SUV during a high-speed chase last week got picked up by passing vehicles.

March 10, 2015 | | Nation


Chance of California mega-quake increases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists are virtually certain that California will be rocked by a strong earthquake in the next 30 years. Now they say the risk of a mega-quake is more likely than previously thought.

March 10, 2015 | | Nation


ACLU sues NSA over Internet spying

BALTIMORE (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government's practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet's infrastructure.

March 10, 2015 | | Nation


Man who fatally stabbed K-9 gets up to 44 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man whose fatal stabbing of a K-9 prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to stiffen the penalty for harming police animals has been sentenced to up to 44 years in prison.

March 10, 2015 | | Nation


Midday kidnapping attempt thwarted

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a man caught on surveillance video running down a sidewalk with a toddler in his arms, with the boy's two young siblings screaming and chasing behind him, in what officials in the tiny town of Sprague, Washington say was a failed kidnapping.

March 10, 2015 | | Nation


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