AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:10:09 -0400 Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:32:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Ranching.Standoff/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Ranching.Standoff c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-552c PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon. Q&A: What to know about the Oregon ranching standoff case Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:36:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Ranching.Standoff-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Ranching.Standoff-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-54aa PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a case sure to rouse strong feelings about control of Western lands, a jury found the leaders of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon not guilty of conspiracy and possession of firearms at a federal facility. Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:04:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Pence.Plane-Arrestor.Beds/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Pence.Plane-Arrestor.Beds c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-523c NEW YORK (AP) — A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto New York City's busy Grand Central Parkway. Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:01:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Oil.Pipeline-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Oil.Pipeline-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-54c2 CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities. AP News Guide: Pipeline activists swept off private property Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:29:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Oil.Pipeline-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Oil.Pipeline-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-54bf BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement in North Dakota moved in Thursday to remove activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline who had set up a camp on private property owned by the pipeline developer. Here's a guide to the latest developments and key background about the protest: Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:45:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Deep.South.Drought/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Deep.South.Drought c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5461 ATLANTA (AP) — Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South. Payback plot for bridge traffic was 'cruel,' prosecutor says Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:28:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Christie-Traffic.Jams/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Christie-Traffic.Jams c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-52e3 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case used their closing arguments Friday to again display for jurors the infamous email at the heart of the case as they sought to prove that two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie purposely created gridlock in a political payback scheme. Education gap divides white voters Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:16:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Campaign.2016.Education.Gap/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Campaign.2016.Education.Gap c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5284 DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — At 18, Mike Smith chose trucking over college. Hauling cattle feed was lucrative for a teenager, and it seemed he could have a pretty good life without a degree. Now, 40 years later his income is stalled as immigrants pour into western Kansas and depress wages. Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:25:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Campaign.2016-Black.Activists-Clinton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Campaign.2016-Black.Activists-Clinton c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-54bd PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support. Mom: Noose leaves emotional scar on her 15-year-old son Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:45:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Noose-Mississippi/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Noose-Mississippi c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-544c WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said. Manson follower 'Tex' Watson denied parole in California Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:30:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Manson.Follower/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Manson.Follower c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-552d SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people. Mayor declares 'Paisley Park Day' as Prince museum reopens Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:59:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Prince-Paisley.Park/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Prince-Paisley.Park c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-52cb CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince's Paisley Park studio complex and home reopened permanently Friday as a museum honoring his musical legacy, and the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it "Paisley Park Day" in celebration. Tax on a haircut? Missouri voters weigh sales tax limits Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:58:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US-Sales-Tax-Ban/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Sales-Tax-Ban c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-52e2 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting. Satanic leader: After-school clubs send positive message Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:34:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Satanic.Temple-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Satanic.Temple-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-534d SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Satanic Temple is waging religious battles along a variety of fronts nationwide, and its co-founder says it's just getting started. 2 LaGuardia runways reopen after Pence plane slide Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:21:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Pence.Plane-Airport/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Pence.Plane-Airport c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5377 NEW YORK (AP) — The agency that runs New York's LaGuardia Airport says two runways have been reopened after Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm. 4 years after Superstorm Sandy, coast continues to recover Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:36:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US-Superstorm-Then-and-Now/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Superstorm-Then-and-Now c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5486 NEW YORK (AP) — People have worked hard, and mostly successfully, over the past four years to restore the New York and New Jersey coastline to what it was before Superstorm Sandy crashed ashore, causing widespread devastation. But some areas have not recovered, nor will they ever. Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:04:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/27/US--Wisconsin.Student.Assaults/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Wisconsin.Student.Assaults c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-57b2 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015. Jury hands ex-Penn State assistant $7M in defamation case Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:59:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/27/US--Penn.State-Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Penn.State-Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5690 BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. Toni Morrison receives Bellow award for lifetime achievement Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:42:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US--Books-Toni.Morrison.Tribute/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Books-Toni.Morrison.Tribute c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-5594 NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress. Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:06:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/10/28/US-Campaign-2016-Texas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Campaign-2016-Texas c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-560d AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual problem.