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Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Udall skipping Obama fundraiser for his campaign

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall - but the candidate, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, won't be by his side.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP-GfK Poll: Most voters choose a political party

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pope: Bishops will be accountable for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors and begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


John Williams to debut new version of US anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) - American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


you can watch tonight

BOSTON (AP) - The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show, one of the city's signature events, has been moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Three people, including the director, have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew working on a movie about rocker Gregg Allman in southeast Georgia.

July 03, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US employers added robust 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. This new law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; It ended school, work and public facility discrimination, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

WASHINGTON (AP) - T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ky. gay marriage ban nixed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.

July 02, 2014 | BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Chinese blind activist goes free

BEIJING - A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. Embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama signs agreement for US-Afghan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) have signed an agreement aimed at cementing a lasting U.S. commitment to Afghanistan after the long and unpopular war comes to an end.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 arrested for alleged bridge bomb plot

CLEVELAND (AP) - Federal authorities say five men have been arrested in an alleged plot to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Santorum wants promises from Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC teacher arrested for Jew comment

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A middle school teacher in South Carolina has been accused of dragging a student under a table during class, telling the boy "this is what the Nazis do to Jews," police said Monday.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Analysts: North Korea's missiles are fake

TOKYO (AP) - A half dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased at a lavish military parade were clumsy fakes, analysts say, casting more doubt on the country's claims of military prowess after its recent rocket launch failure.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


N.Y. geese causing airplane failings

NEW YORK (AP) - The problem of birds living near some of the nation's busiest airports is coming under renewed scrutiny after two emergency landings in a week and more than three years after the famous ditching of a jetliner in the Hudson River.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States could enforce illegal immigration

PHOENIX (AP) - The United States could see an official about-face in the coming months in how it confronts illegal immigration if the Supreme Court follows through on its suggestion that it would let local police enforce the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law.

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

April 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baby boomers make great volunteers

The latest installment of Aging America, the joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that will have on the communities in which they live.

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ariz. immigration law at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama pushes low-rate student loan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama went after the college vote Tuesday, pitching cheaper student loans as he courted the one age group where he has a decided advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney. The twist? Romney, too, has endorsed the idea, though it's unclear whether deficit-leery Republicans in Congress will go along.

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

April 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Company plans to mine asteroids for gold

SEATTLE (AP) - Space-faring robots could be extracting gold and platinum from asteroids within 10 years if a new venture backed by two Silicon Valley titans and filmmaker James Cameron goes as planned.

April 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds make 1st arrest in BP oil spill case

NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department said on Tuesday it filed the first criminal charges in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a former BP engineer of destroying evidence.

April 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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