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  • 4 arrested in VFW shooting in Florida

    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Four men were charged in a shooting at a Veterans of Foreign War post in Florida that killed two people and critically wounded another, authorities …


  • Obama trying to avoid miscue in first debate

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don’t screw things up. Five weeks from Election Day, Obama has …


  • Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. …


  • Huge tax increase looms at year-end ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy …


  • Romney criticizes Obama foreign policy record

    BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is arguing America needs new foreign policy leadership, using President Barack Obama’s handling of the Middle East as an opening to criticize the …


  • Court won’t hear appeal in suicide shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over whether a police officer can be sued for fatally shooting a Texas teen-ager who was threatening to …


  • Court won’t hear anti-gay marriage group appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine’s campaign disclosure law requiring it to …


  • High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices …


  • High court won’t hear wife’s appeal in murder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of a former toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband in a notorious San Diego murder case. Former lab worker …


  • Schwarzenegger kept many secrets from wife Maria

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife …


  • Central figure in Miss. integration defies labels

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term “civil rights.” It’s as if civil rights were somehow set apart from — well, rights.


  • Bacon shortage ‘baloney,’ but prices to rise

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bacon lovers can relax. They’ll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit. The economics of …


  • Boy Scouts to report pedophiles missed previously

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America plan to begin doing what critics argue they should have done decades ago — bring suspected abusers named in the organization’s …


  • LA mayor declares ‘Carmageddon II’ a success

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traffic was flowing again on the city’s busiest freeway following a weekend closure that was hailed a success by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after it didn’t result …


  • Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil …


  • California law bans gay teen ‘conversion’ therapy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he …


  • NYC lawyer: Iranian cameraman seeks US asylum

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a cameraman who was accompanying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE’-neh-zhahd) to the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly in New York says …


  • Schwarzenegger kept many secrets from wife Maria

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife …


  • LA mayor declares ‘Carmageddon II’ a success

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday called “Carmageddon II,” the sequel to last year’s shutdown of one of the nation’s busiest freeways, a success and thanked drivers …


  • Official: Man’s NYC arrest in Lohan dispute voided

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old man initially arrested Sunday on an assault charge after Lindsay Lohan claimed he grabbed her in her New York hotel room in an argument …


  • Official: Lohan thrown or grabbed in NY hotel room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan got into an argument early Sunday with a 25-year-old man in her New York City hotel room over photos on a cellphone and she …


  • Bieber sick twice on stage in Ariz tour kickoff

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It wasn’t just Justin Bieber’s fans who had “Bieber Fever” as the teen idol kicked off his national tour in suburban Phoenix. Video posted on KTVK-TV’s …


  • Supreme Court Justices attend annual Red Mass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American archbishop has reminded a congregation that included six Supreme Court justices Sunday to be open to the spirit of God, beg for his blessings and …


  • LA drivers steer clear of ‘Carmageddon’ scenario

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The demolition of a bridge that forced the weekend closure of one of the nation’s busiest freeways is on schedule, while many Los Angeles drivers heeded …


  • ‘Hotel Transylvania’ checks in with $43M debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Sandler’s monster mash-up “Hotel Transylvania” has brought the weekend box office back to life after a late-summer slump. The animated comedy from Sony Pictures debuted …


  • US and Afghan forces clash, leaving 5 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the …


  • Miami-based Venezuelans to vote in New Orleans

    MIAMI (AP) — By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in …


  • Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials …


  • Dallas suburb rattled by 3.4-magnitude quake

    DALLAS (AP) — Damage from a small earthquake and a subsequent aftershock in a suburb west of Dallas was mostly limited to cracked walls and knocked-down pictures, authorities said. The …


  • Minneapolis company ‘devastated’ by shootings

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The company where a Minneapolis man fatally shot 5 people this week said Sunday they are “devastated,” but will carry on in memory of their colleagues. “This …

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