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Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


East Texas man guilty of assault; judges gives him life in matrimony

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Found in a dump, lost Purple Heart medal heading to family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Air Force helicopters help search for missing 5-year-old boy in forest

JACOB LAKE, Ariz. (AP) - Air Force helicopters and ground crews with dogs searched unsuccessfully Friday for a 5-year-old Arizona boy who wandered off from a remote forest campsite the day before while chasing grasshoppers.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


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Obama urges calm after shootings

MADRID (AP) - President Barack Obama on Sunday urged respect and restraint from Americans angered by the killing of black men by police, saying anything less ...

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Militant groups part of police attacks?

DALLAS (AP) - Police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were followed by calls from black militant groups and others to seek vengeance against ...

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Shooter taunted police for 2 hours

DALLAS (AP) - The suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police taunted authorities during two hours of negotiations, laughing at them, singing and at one ...

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Women more likely than men to face poverty in retirement

CHICAGO (AP) - During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.

July 10, 2016 | | Nation


Woman sheds tears of joy as cherished US flag found

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cathy Scoppo's heart sank the moment she noticed the U.S. flag that had draped the casket of her World ...

July 04, 2016 | | Nation


Gun-firing, flame-throwing drones

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut father and son are headed for a court showdown with the Federal Aviation Administration over whether the agency can force ...

July 04, 2016 | | Nation


Body of US student missing in Rome found

ROME (AP) - The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber ...

July 04, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, Clinton serenading voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - They've been bitter rivals, allies and colleagues.

July 04, 2016 | | Nation


NASA spacecraft arrives at Jupiter

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.

July 04, 2016 | | Nation


Special ops drawn to Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE (AP) - Keith David spent years flying around the globe on covert missions, making life-and-death decisions and overseeing multiple units unleashing airstrikes against insurgents ...

July 04, 2016 | | Nation


The libertarian alternative for president, Gary Johnson

Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson sees a path to the White House. The former Republican governor of New Mexico can boast a running mate, former Massachusetts ...

July 02, 2016 | | Nation


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