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Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too lax

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deaths of Maine parents, son were murder-suicide

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) - The deaths of three members of a family were a double murder followed by a suicide, state police said on Monday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Capitol grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Los Angeles chief must take questions in shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a federal judge ruled Monday, citing contradictions between the chief's statements and a commission's finding that the shooting wasn't justified.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Immigrant blames judicial error for deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deaths in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

CHICAGO (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | Ryan Balbeuna | Nation


Standoff over password breaks new ground

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Deteriorating nails blamed for N.Carolina deck collapse

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) - Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

CALAIS, Maine (AP) - A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona prison to relocate more than 350 additional inmates

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Department of Corrections officials were relocating more than 350 inmates Sunday following a disturbance at a privately run prison in Kingman.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


‘Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office

NEW YORK (AP) - July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Escapee will now spend 23 hours a day in a cell

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) - The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities Asaid Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Nation


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3rd body found on SC man’s property

WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) - Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


Illegal immigrants in United States see election as crucial

NEW YORK (AP) - There was never any doubt Juana Alvarez's 18- and 20-year-old American-born daughters would be taking part in the election this year ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Reality, the election & Hillary Clinton

This is not a show. We don't get to change the station if we don't like it. We don't get a new ...

November 06, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Nation


Stinky LA dump could be ordered to limit its hours

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest dump in Los Angeles County is under fire from several agencies for a stench that some residents say is unbearable.

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Captive’s rescue leads to break in grisly slayings

CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) - For 13 years, the relatives came together periodically to grieve one of South Carolina's grisliest mass shootings and compare leads ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Federal judge rejects voter intimidation arguments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey on Saturday denied a motion by the Democratic National Committee to sanction the Republican National ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Protester in Trump Reno rally scuffle denies being Clinton plant

RENO (AP) - A protester involved in a scuffle at a Donald Trump rally in Reno, Nevada denied accusations Sunday that he is an operative for ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


FBI chief: No charges for Clinton regarding emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a letter sent Sunday, FBI Director James Comey told Congress that a review of newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails has "not changed ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio high school apologizes for offensive Trail of Tears banner

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio high school Saturday blamed "ignorance" as it apologized for a banner displayed at a prep football game recalling the country ...

October 30, 2016 | | Nation


If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with FBI’s Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The relationship between James Comey and Hillary Clinton was never going to be tension-free, not when Comey's FBI had conducted an election-year ...

October 30, 2016 | | Nation


FBI obtains warrant to search newly found emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation ...

October 30, 2016 | | Nation


Surfer punched shark to survive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: I’ll run America like my business. Clinton: Let’s not

WASHINGTON (AP) - His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the center of his political campaign Wednesday. Taking a break ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation


Pentagon suspends Guard bonus repayments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon worked Wednesday to stave off a public relations nightmare, suspending efforts to force California National Guard troops who served in Iraq ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation


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