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Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 people missing in Texas

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) - A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Three kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

MIAMI (AP) - A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, police said.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat - and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada case latest to test ‘stand your ground’ laws

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

COPS: MAN FIRES BB GUN AT 11-YEAR-OLD, SAID BOY SHOT HIS SON: MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


YouTube is redefining celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Pipeline that leaked wasn’t equipped with auto shut-off

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Ohio patrolman’s acquittal in two deaths sets off protests

CLEVELAND (AP) - The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, the patrolman firing from the hood of the car and the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; hundreds of homes gone

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Fido al fresco? New York weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

NEW YORK (AP) - Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


$1M spent on medical care for jailed teen

CHICAGO (AP) - A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million in medical care on him.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation


Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.

May 21, 2015 | | Nation


Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

DETROIT (AP) - Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks.

May 21, 2015 | | Nation


Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban law

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city's ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks.

May 21, 2015 | | Nation


Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed

WACO, Texas (AP) - One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

May 21, 2015 | | Nation


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Tom Selleck, water district reach tentative settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Selleck reached a tentative settlement Thursday in a lawsuit that claims he stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant and took it to his ranch in drought-stricken California.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Man, grandson die on hike; boy likely was going for help

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) - A man and his 12-year-old grandson were found dead several miles apart along a desert trail after they went hiking in central Arizona, and the boy likely died while going for help, authorities said.

July 09, 2015 | | Nation


Plane collision marks 2nd fatal tragedy for family in a week

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A collision between a small plane and an F-16 fighter jet that killed a father and son was the second fatal tragedy to strike their family in just four days, a relative told The Associated Press.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Confederate flag debate wears on as GOP mounts opposition

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of Republicans mounted opposition Wednesday to immediately removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds as the South Carolina House opened debate, but at each turn, they were beaten back by a slightly larger, bipartisan group of legislators who believe there must be no delay.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Mayor fires police commissioner amid homicide rise

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's mayor fired the troubled city's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


3 indicted in Las Vegas investment fraud case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities in the U.S. are seeking the arrest of the chief executive of a Las Vegas investment company and two of his former Asia-based executives on an indictment alleging they headed a $1.5 billion Ponzi-style fraud scheme, officials announced Wednesday.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Pot-smoking Indianapolis church sues over marijuana laws

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A pot-smoking church sued the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana on Wednesday, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Utah doctor sentenced to 15 years to life in ex-wife’s death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The oldest son of a Utah doctor smiled as he shook hands and hugged friends and family after his father was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in the killing of his ex-wife and escorted out of court in handcuffs.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


Manslaughter charges brought in fatal hayride crash in Maine

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - A farm that hosted a Halloween-themed hayride and its driver were indicted Wednesday in a crash that killed a teenage girl and injured more than a dozen passengers.

July 08, 2015 | | Nation


2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields.

July 07, 2015 | | Nation


Defense expert says theater shooter was legally insane

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70.

July 07, 2015 | | Nation


USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks.

July 07, 2015 | | Nation


Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls

NEW YORK (AP) - It wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers.

July 07, 2015 | | Nation


2 more bodies found in river 3 days after boat capsized

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The bodies of a woman and girl were pulled from the Ohio River at separate locations Tuesday, three days after a pontoon boat capsized miles upstream, killing at least three and leaving two more missing.

July 07, 2015 | | Nation


Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying the testimony doesn't prove he committed a crime.

July 07, 2015 | | Nation


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