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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


GOP voters reluctantly fall into Trump's camp

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.

February 24, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press


US home market: Sales, prices up

WASHINGTON - U.S. home sales are climbing. Prices are rising, too. So the outlook for the housing market is bright but faces issues, nonetheless.

February 24, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of ...

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

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


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


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