Home » Archives by category » News » National News (Page 2)

Government worker drives Mercedes SUV seized in drug case

(HARRISBURG, Pa., AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is defending an arrangement that allows a top administrator to drive a Mercedes SUV seized in a drug case as his…

Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock

By ANNE FLAHERTY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a…

Hunt for killers who escaped from NY prison enters 11th day

By RODRIQUE NGOWI (DANNEMORA, N.Y., AP) — Search teams headed back into the northern New York woods Tuesday for an 11th day of trying to track down two convicted murderers…

Officials: Shark attack victims were in waist-deep water

(OAK ISLAND, N.C., AP) — Two young people were vacationing in the beach town of Oak Island, swimming in shallow, waist-deep water, when they were severely injured in shark attacks,…

Lawyer: Officer didn’t target black teens at Texas pool

By DAVID WARREN (DALLAS, AP) — A white Texas police officer was not targeting minorities when he wrestled a black teenage girl to the ground and brandished his gun outside…

Officer recorded in Texas pool party incident resigns

By DAVID WARREN and TERRY WALLACE (McKINNEY, Texas, AP) — A white police officer in suburban Dallas has resigned after he was recorded on video pushing a black teenage girl to…

Civil War Trust’s battlefield preservation push raises $52M

(RICHMOND, Va., AP) — The Civil War Trust has surpassed its $40 million goal in a campaign to protect 64 battlefields in 16 states, raising $52 million over four years.…

Kansas sheriff considers whether to sell piece of history

(FORT SCOTT, Kan., AP) — A southeast Kansas sheriff is considering whether to sell a piece of history to help fund other needs, or keep it for its nostalgic value.…

Fake orca nearly drowns before it can scare Ore. sea lions

(PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with…

Marine sanctuary researchers gain access to more shipwrecks

By JEFF KAROUB (DETROIT, AP) — Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan is rolling out the buoys and starting another season of work on Lake Huron — the highlight…