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‘Sniper’ success reveals power of conservatives

NEW YORK (AP) - Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama - all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" - rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Intended as tribute,casino’s King Day menu offends some

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A restaurant in an Atlantic City casino intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese, a casino official said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


Mysterious goo killing Bay Area birds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the creatures' feathers were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

January 20, 2015 | | Nation


GOP split on using budget process on health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


MLK tributes, rallies around nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Boy’s circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


Idaho salamander bill squashed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers worried that special recognition of the Idaho giant salamander could lead to federal protections have rejected a grade school student's request that it be named the state amphibian.

January 19, 2015 | | Nation


STATE OF THE NATION

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Shots are fired outside Bidens’ Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Teen sweethearts on crime spree

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Boy Scouts down 7% in ongoing decline

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Dying inmate’s last words stir questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

DENVER (AP) - The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up streams, causing fish ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


From Snapchat to graffiti, public, schools react to racial incidents

CHICAGO (AP) - Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins ...

November 12, 2017 | | Nation


Mayor: Court order allowing homeless camps creates hazard

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's mayor said Thursday a court order that's letting homeless camps stay in place despite a city ordinance banning them has ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Company that offered male higher wage than female sanctioned

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two teenagers whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant prompted a national discussion on pay inequality should receive back pay and ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Family: Woman died shielding grandson during church massacre

DALLAS (AP) - Sunday school teacher Peggy Warden threw herself in front of her grandson when a gunman opened fire onto the congregation at First Baptist ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


GOP leaders bolt from Senate candidate Moore after sex claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - A month before Alabama's special election, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore abruptly faced lurid allegations Thursday of sexual misconduct with minors decades ...

November 09, 2017 | | Nation


Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) - Jubilant Democrats across America are declaring their big election victories in Virginia and New Jersey - their first of the young Trump era ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


44 train engineers diagnosed with sleep apnea

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of New Jersey Transit train engineers were sidelined because testing imposed after a deadly rail crash found they suffered from ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Authorities review video of Texas church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Authorities have reviewed video from inside the small-town Texas church where a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including footage ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Trump criticizes ‘one- sided’ Chinese trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Vegas launch

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The robots won this one.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Barack Obama shows up for jury duty; not chosen

CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Death definitely becomes this star.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Woman, 94, frees herself from car trunk

PHOENIX (AP) - A 94-year-old Phoenix woman freed herself from the trunk of her car hours after she was abducted from her condominium by a man ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


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