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In 2014, nation’s economy began shaky, finished strong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Missouri 1st to see average gas price below $2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.

December 26, 2014 | | Nation


Goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Leaders call for calm after police shooting

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) - The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’?

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

DOG SURVIVES 15-STORY FALL WITH A BIG SPLASH: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A partially blind dog has survived a fall from the balcony outside his owner's downtown Sacramento condominium into a hot tub 15 stories below.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 tree

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree when two of his sons went off to war in 1974, vowing not to take it down until all six children returned to his Wisconsin home for Christmas. The same tree, he says, is still standing in his living room.

December 25, 2014 | | Nation


Salvation Army: Boston jewelry gifts ‘contagious’

BOSTON (AP) - What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.

December 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside for $100

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend's mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside.

December 24, 2014 | | Nation


FDA clears Novo Nordisk’s weight loss drug Saxenda

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Novo Nordisk diabetes drug as a treatment for obesity. It's the first injectable drug approved for weight loss.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


HELICOPTERING

NEW YORK (AP) - Lori Osterberg and her husband are lifelong Denver folk, but they got restless and intended to relocate for adventure's sake once their only child left home for college.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Natural gas down 29% in a month

NEW YORK (AP) - Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Oil train disaster settlement growing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Canada is nearly halfway to a goal of $500 million in funding commitments ahead of its filing next month, the defunct railroad's bankruptcy trustee said.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Congressman guilt of tax evasion

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election in November, but he remained determined to stay in office even with his sentencing now looming.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


Cops’ deaths highlight outdated systems

NEW YORK (AP) - After Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend and posted an online death threat against police, investigators in Maryland used modern cellphone tracking technology to follow his journey to New York City in real time.

December 23, 2014 | | Nation


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Precision flying teams worth risk, cost

DENVER (AP) - Both of the U.S. military's high-drama, high-dollar flying teams suffered crashes on the same day last week, but supporters say the ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Officer struck, killed after 3 shot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A man suspected in a downtown Memphis shooting that left three people injured fled in a stolen vehicle that fatally struck a ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges in kidnapping of Detroit boy

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors charged a man Saturday with kidnapping in the case of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was found dead in a vacant lot ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Q&A: Parkinson’s disease

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before his death, Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with respiratory problems, his health complicated by advanced Parkinson's. The boxing great had lived with ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


SWEET CONCLUSIONS

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't.

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Ryan endorses Donald Trump

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump's bid for president on Thursday, bringing an end to the extraordinary public split between ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Victim’s dad jumps over table to attack her killer

CLEVELAND (AP) - The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender dived across a courtroom table to attack him Thursday shortly after a ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Pilot safely ejects before Thunderbird crash in Colo.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Deaths of Despair: Overdoses, drinking, suicides hit whites

NEW YORK (AP) - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Blue Angels jet crashes in Tenn. killing pilot

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Officials heed warnings as early heat wave scorches the West

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


New super PAC to help Trump, this time organized by a friend

WASHINGTON (AP) - A close friend of Donald Trump has helped start a super PAC to support him, potentially giving the presumptive Republican presidential nominee his ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


GOOGLING YOURSELF

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Soon, all you'll need to do is Google yourself if you're wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Uber raises $3.5 billion from Saudis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia.

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart revives smiley face image for price marketing

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart is reviving its yellow smiley image to be the face of its low-price marketing.

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


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