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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

September 21, 2014 | | Nation

New iPhones score big in durability

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.

September 21, 2014 | | Nation

Feds: Islamic State group an online threat

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."

September 21, 2014 | | Nation

Checkpoints around White House may be coming

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday.

September 21, 2014 | | Nation

Governor orders help for dry wells

FRESNO (AP) - Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation

Twitter parody plays differently in Peoria

CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation

Texas backs off booze sales at gun shows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow alcohol to be sold at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation

No crime in fetus found in freezer case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said Friday.

September 19, 2014 | | Nation

Man urged victim to kill self via webcam

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

Busch Gardens removes decapitated heads

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

Driver freed in crash commits suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

Home Depot breach affected 56M

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

Chevron meets new shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

September 18, 2014 | | Nation

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Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Nude painting fetches $170.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards as well as vouchers

DETROIT (AP) - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Target to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the same time as last year.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

2 flu-related deaths happen in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State health officials have announced the first two flu-related deaths in California for the current flu season.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Lot cave-in swallows dozen cars

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A cave-in of a restaurant parking lot in Mississippi swallowed 12 cars and now experts are expected to begin work Monday to ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

No arrest yet after Texas state judge shot outside her home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities provided few details Saturday about the Texas state judge who was shot and wounded in the driveway of her Austin home.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Missouri football players pressure leaders over race

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Student protests over racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus escalated over the weekend when at least 30 black football players ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Sorting sexting offenders from victims will take time

DENVER (AP) - It could take a month to sort the offenders from the victims in a widespread sexting case at a Colorado high school, and ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Legally blind barber awarded $100k for wrongful termination

BOSTON (AP) - A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a Massachusetts commission against discrimination after it says he was wrongly fired.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Trump gets laughs, ratings on SNL

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Google, Heart Association team up

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Person-centered health care

CHICAGO (AP) - Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Church issues rules for gay members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

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