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Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the students. But that teacher can still get a new job in a new school, sometimes with a glowing recommendation.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Research uses emojis for school lunches rating

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The smiling, blissful and confused-looking emojis dotting the electronic landscape may hold the key to ferreting out grade-school children's true feelings about foods, Kansas researchers say, and could help schools across the nation cut down on lunchroom food waste.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug

ATLANTA (AP) - Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Denver planning to evict homeless from camps

DENVER (AP) - Officials in Denver are planning to evict people from homeless camps that have popped up around homeless shelters and in public places, saying they pose health and safety risks.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Gyrocopter nearly collided with airplane

WASHINGTON, D.C., (AP) - A Florida man who flew a small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol last spring was seconds away from colliding with a Delta flight that had taken off from Reagan National Airport, prosecutors said.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Trump slams anti-torture laws

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says that, as president, he would push to change laws that prohibit waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques, arguing that banning them puts the U.S. at a strategic disadvantage against Islamic State militants.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Cruz: Best alternative to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders on Sunday grappled with the prospect that the best hope for stopping Donald Trump's march to the nomination may be Ted Cruz - the only candidate who causes as much heartburn among party elites as the billionaire businessman, if not more.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City stages gay wedding expo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jason Langlois and Will Bladh are in the early stages of making plans for their summer 2017 wedding, and they don't want their excitement pierced by the pain of being rejected by a venue, florist and photographer who have a legal right in Utah to refuse to serve a gay couple.

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


President Trump? World shudders

BRUSSELS (AP) - Following Donald Trump's breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America's next president_a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Vietnam vet getting dog tag back 48 years after losing it

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps dog tag being peddled by a war artifacts seller caught Charles Thompson's eye when he was vacationing with friends in Vietnam. He plunked down the equivalent of about $3 for the piece of metal, with the hope of returning it - he assumed - to the family of the fallen Marine.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Teen didn’t want to go to school, shoots family

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy got into an argument with his family when he didn't want to get out of bed and go to school and he shot his grandmother, a younger sister and a 6-year-old nephew, authorities said.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Kelly says she doesn’t expect Donald Trump hostility in debate

NEW YORK (AP) - Anticipating another appearance on a debate stage with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly says their public feud hasn't affected her preparation and she doesn't expect a renewal of hostilities with the Republican presidential front runner.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Gov. Christie’s thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


Carson drops bid for presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic GOP field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

March 02, 2016 | | Nation


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SpaceX delivers world’s 1st inflatable room for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has made good on a high-priority delivery: the world's first inflatable room for astronauts.

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Minnesota Burger King workers smash windows after prank call

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - A prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ousted execs defend work at Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two men ousted from top executive positions at Wounded Warrior Project say their leadership upheld the intent of donors who contributed millions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


The hunt is on for delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ruling bolsters Latino political influence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Candy theft could mean king- size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Wayward sea lion snarls traffic in Sonoma

SAUSALITO. (AP) - A wayward sea lion snarled Monday morning traffic on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway before it was caught and taken to a ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-US tax court judge, husband indicted in tax evasion case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former U.S. Tax Court judge and her husband have been indicted on charges in Minnesota that they conspired to evade at ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Men assaulted 9-year-old while mother smoked meth in garage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Four men have been arrested for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in a Utah home while her mother was in the ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Right-to-die group comes up with new, cheaper medication

SEATTLE (AP) - Right-to-die advocates in Washington state have created a cheaper alternative mixture of medications to help terminally ill patients legally end their lives after ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Amtrak train hits backhoe, 2 workers die

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - An Amtrak train struck a piece of heavy equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment that killed two Amtrak ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Activists try to calm fears over transgenders, bathrooms

NEW YORK (AP) - Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Crow Tribe elder, historian Joe Medicine Crow dies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Joseph Medicine Crow, an acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe, has died. He was ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Development based on LDS founder’s plan finds few fans

SHARON, Vt. (AP) - An obelisk soars into the sky on a hill in central Vermont, marking the birthplace of the founder of the Church of ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: Kasich is ‘taking my votes’

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't ...

April 03, 2016 | | Nation


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