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Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to derail far more sweeping proposals.

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that in coming days "you're going to see more of this type of action going on," according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway - even over restricting firearms for terrorists.

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando.

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried to reconstruct the killer's movements and figure out what role his wife may have played in the plot.

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as a "symbol of hatred, bigotry and racism" that offends millions of people.

June 14, 2016 | By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

ORLANDO, Fla. - The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been a regular at the gay dance club he attacked and had been leading a secret life as a gay man.

June 14, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


A familiar tragedy

DENVER - The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.

June 13, 2016 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump faces uphill climb to White House

PHILADELPHIA - The presidential primaries are just about over and the nominees have emerged. And the general election begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton already ahead of Republican Donald Trump on the Road to 270.

June 11, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP insiders pressure Trump to steer clear of controversy

NEW YORK - Weary Republicans are looking for assurances that Donald Trump can maintain the discipline needed to stay on message as he prepares for a bruising general election run-up against Hillary Clinton.

June 10, 2016 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


Building a malaria-proof mosquito

WASHINGTON - A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species, but a report Wednesday says these "gene drives" aren't ready to let loose in the wild just yet.

June 08, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK - Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for equality.

June 08, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER Associated Press | Associated Press


CDC: 1 in 4 US women obese

NEW YORK - The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.

June 07, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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Friend or foe?

PARIS, Texas - Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who ...

July 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold

NEW YORK - If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times ...

July 11, 2016 | By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Suspect had personal arsenal

DALLAS (AP) - An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including ...

July 08, 2016 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Dallas police: 5 officers dead

DALLAS - Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal ...

July 08, 2016 | By TERRY WALLACE Associated Press | Associated Press


No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

WASHINGTON - Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump courts, jabs anxious Republicans

WASHINGTON - A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather

WASHINGTON - America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that's not enough, they ...

July 07, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Technology gives bracing immediacy to police shooting story

NEW YORK - A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to ...

July 07, 2016 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Solar-powered spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

PASADENA, Calif. - Soaring over Jupiter's poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system's largest planet on a mission to peek behind the ...

July 05, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON - The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director ...

July 05, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tests conducted on explosive that injured man in Central Park

NEW YORK - Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a ...

July 04, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton interviewed by the FBI about email server

WASHINGTON - The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced ...

July 02, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON - A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in ...

July 01, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Traffic deaths surge

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Death sparks ‘Autopilot’ car probe

WASHINGTON - The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


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