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Teacher union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) - A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn't be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it's difficult for the girl to climb steps to reach a student restroom on another floor.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Talent agency wants Matt McConaughey speaking fee secret

HOUSTON (AP) - A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general's office it is not all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school's May 15 commencement ceremony.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago-area cousins planned terrorist attack, hoped to kill 150

CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Teen: Mom killed siblings found in freezer

DETROIT (AP) - A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Life sentence for grandmother in girl’s running death in Alabama

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Federal appeals court to look at concealed gun permit ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed-weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Father of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps

PARIS (AP) - Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

March 26, 2015 | | Nation


Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel ‘Watchman’

NEW YORK (AP) - The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Councilman’s petitions named famous non-residents, ends bid

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 12-year Allegheny County councilman has withdrawn his nominating petitions - and thus ended his last re-election bid - in grand style.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Vietnam War veteran gets dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Trooper killed in shootout

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working the first solo patrol of his "dream job" died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed a motorist.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


US conducts airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher obsessed with pupil, 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her, authorities said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | | Nation


Waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

NEW YORK (AP) - The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco.

March 24, 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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