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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska’s recreational marijuana indust

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Turkey won’t apologize to Russia over warplane downing

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December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Activists call on Gambia gov’t to release environmentalists

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Bad weather delays recovery of climber’s body

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Efforts to recover the body of a climber who died after falling into a crevasse were temporarily halted Monday because of severe weather on Mount Jefferson in Oregon, authorities said.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Info on VTech customers exposed in breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Special prosecutor confirms Bland case nearly complete

HOUSTON (AP) - A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a black woman in a Texas jail, and it plans to finish presenting its evidence to a grand jury by the end of December, one of the prosecutors said Monday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


JetBlue considers a new approach to training pilots

NEW YORK (AP) - JetBlue wants to recruit a few flight students with no flying experience and train them to become pilots.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


South Dakota regulators grant Dakota Access Pipeline permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota regulators approved a construction permit Monday for a pipeline that will cross through the state as it carries North Dakota oil to Illinois.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic’s abortion license

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-speaker, once a major powerbroker, is convicted in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Winter storm dumping snow in the northern U.S. Plains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Schools called off classes and road crews warned of hazardous conditions Monday as a snowstorm crawled across the northern Plains, while states farther south worked to recover from a weekend of icy weather and deadly flooding.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An estimated 5,000 untested rape kits are in New Mexico's crime labs and warehouses, and it could take five years to work through the backlog, state officials said Monday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

HONOLULU (AP) - The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: ‘Nice’ letter from Putin

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America's nuclear capabilities, admonishing ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Rockettes’ attendance at inauguration is a choice

NEW YORK (AP) - The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next month, but not everyone is kicking up their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


More states consider working around the Electoral College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s NY state co-chair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump's state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he told ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Berlin attack suspect is slain in shootout

MILAN (AP) - A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Road-rage killing suspect: Car was too close

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock man who fired his gun into a car, striking and killing a 3-year-old boy, did so because he ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


After fiery derailment Union Pacific OKs changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Congress targets labeling almond milk as milk per se

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Got milk? Twenty-five bipartisan members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Stocks higher in slow pre- holiday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end "Santa Claus rallies," but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Another Trump tweet jab, again in the defense private sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares Lockheed Martin slipped while rival Boeing's rose Friday after a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump appeared to pit the two ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Splurging not an option for many workers scraping by

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


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