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Obama nominates Garland to high court

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation's highest court.

March 16, 2016 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press


Trump, Clinton triumph in Florida

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in Florida's presidential primaries, capturing the biggest prize on a crucial day of voting and showcasing the strength of the two front-runners.

March 15, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio - The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially decisive day for both Republicans and Democrats, with enough delegates up for grabs Tuesday to turn Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from front-runners to likely nominees.

March 14, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


Justice Dept.: States shouldn't jail over fine nonpayment

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is discouraging state court systems from jailing poor defendants who fail to pay fines or fees, warning against practices that it says run afoul of the Constitution and erode community trust.

March 14, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Ford makes police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets

DETROIT - It's a first for police cars: Doors that can protect against armor-piercing bullets.

March 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


With fresh momentum, Trump tells GOP to embrace his bid

FORT MYERS, Fla. - His party in chaos, a surging Donald Trump called on mainstream Republicans to unify behind his candidacy on Wednesday as his White House rivals seized on their last best opportunity to block the billionaire businessman from building an insurmountable delegate lead in two key states.

March 09, 2016 | BY STEVE PEOPLES and SERGIO BUSTOS Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton, Trump sweep to victory in Mississippi

LANSING, Mich. - Deepening their dominance in the South, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump swept to victory Tuesday in Mississippi's presidential primaries. Voting was still underway in Michigan, the night's biggest prize.

March 08, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and DAVID EGGERT | Associated Press


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California

LOS ANGELES - Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease - has died. She was 94.

March 06, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz wins Kansas GOP caucuses

WICHITA, Kan. - Ted Cruz claimed an easy victory in Kansas and battled with Donald Trump for Kentucky and Maine in Saturday's four-state round of Republican voting, fresh evidence that there's no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race for president. Kansas Democrats gave Bernie Sanders a win, as voters in three states chose between the Vermont senator and Hillary Clinton.

March 05, 2016 | By NANCY BENAC and ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Peanuts for babies?

CHICAGO - Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems.

March 04, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


High court split over abortion case

WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court deeply split over abortion wrestled Wednesday with widely replicated Texas regulations that could drastically cut the number of abortion clinics in the state. As ever, Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to hold the outcome in his hands on a court operating with eight justices since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

March 02, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

ALTOONA, Pa. - Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway over law enforcement that it helped select a police chief.

March 01, 2016 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Sheriff: Cop who killed Kansas gunman a 'tremendous hero'

HESSTON, Kan. - A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend that probably set off the attack, authorities said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN and MARIA FISHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Watch out for phishy emails during tax season

NEW YORK - It's tax time, so you'd better think twice before clicking on that link in your email inbox.

February 25, 2016 | By BREE FOWLER AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Snacks nation

NEW YORK - There are no meals anymore, only snacks.

February 24, 2016 | By CANDICE CHOI | Associated Press


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Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The United States government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Fight escalates over NC transgender law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...

May 09, 2016 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Heroin havens?

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...

May 09, 2016 | By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.

May 06, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party ...

May 04, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press


Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Chronic insomnia?

WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia ...

May 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

May 02, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press | Associated Press


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