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Putin: 'Nyet' to US request to turn over Snowden

MOSCOW - Yes, he's at a Moscow airport, and no, you can't have him.

June 25, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


US: Send Snowden back

WASHINGTON - The U.S. grasped for help Monday from both adversaries and uneasy allies in an effort to catch fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The White House demanded that he be denied asylum, blasted China for letting him go and urged Russia to "do the right thing" and send him back to America to face espionage charges.

June 24, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes' plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect.

June 04, 2013 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Nation


Damage checks begin after deadly Midwest twisters

OKLAHOMA CITY - Emergency officials set out Saturday morning to see how much damage a violent burst of thunderstorms and tornadoes caused as it swept across the Midwest overnight, killing at least nine and injuring dozens.

June 01, 2013 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Nation


2 dead when tornado hits Oklahoma City area

OKLAHOMA CITY - Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as it swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat the storm home.

May 31, 2013 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Nation


US economy grew 2.4 percent in first quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate from January through March, slightly slower than initially estimated. Consumer spending was stronger than first thought, but businesses restocked more slowly and state and local government spending cuts were deeper.

May 30, 2013 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over abortion.

May 13, 2013 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Nation


Boston Marathon bombing suspect is charged

BOSTON - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged by federal prosecutors in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill - a crime that carries a possible death sentence.

April 22, 2013 | By DENISE LAVOIE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Nation


Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON - Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as "Obamacare."

April 22, 2013 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Official: 14 bodies recovered after Texas blast

WEST, Texas - Buck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses next to the flames needed to be moved to safety.

April 19, 2013 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Nation


FBI issues photos of 2 suspects in Boston bombing

BOSTON - The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack.

April 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


Crews seek survivors, bodies after Texas blast

WEST, Texas - Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead.

April 18, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


Miss. man accused of sending letters with ricin

OXFORD, Miss. - A Mississippi man was arrested Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for the poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


Feds deny reports Boston suspect is arrested

BOSTON - Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.

April 17, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


Boston Marathon bombing kills 3 people, hurts 140

BOSTON - Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

April 15, 2013 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Nation


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Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

June 30, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Nation


US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


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