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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation

Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation

Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation

Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation

Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation

35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation

Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

East Texas man guilty of assault; judges gives him life in matrimony

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation

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For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

CHICAGO (AP) - It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump rejects ‘phony’ polls

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Demos, GOP think Trump could cost GOP House seats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Judge: Man won’t get to cover neo- Nazi tattoos during murder trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

iPhone 7 Plus is adding blurring effect

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability - the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Gov’t: Cybersecurity should be part of auto design process

DETROIT (AP) - The government's highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Sneaker production making a return run to United States?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Stray cats deployed in NYC war on rats

NEW YORK (AP) - Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Officials shoot at drone during weekend of pipeline protests

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officials fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Civil rights hero from 1960s takes criticism as Trump backer

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Candidate for governor owes millions

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) - Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor as a Democrat, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Mexican peso wins if Clinton does

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

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