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US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Fired worker had right to free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Student debt traps both parents & kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Norovirus outbreak affecting hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


How does House elect speaker?

WASHINGTON (AP) - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


NY district attorney’s policy barring guns prompts debate

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon shooter rants in writings about his not having a girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly - and tragically - adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly - and tragically - adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Boy, 11, accused of killing 8-year-old neighbor with shotgun

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy has been charged with murder after he killed his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and witnesses say it was because the girl wouldn't let him see her puppy.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Hunter escapes attack; shoves arm down bear’s throat

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Publisher apologizes for calling slaves ‘workers’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Lady Gaga felt alive on ‘Horror Story’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


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Protesters take control of crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Neon rock ‘n’ roll history up for sale

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction - a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


What mackerel & volcano say about climate change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s pick to lead State gaibs support in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


1 dead, multiple injured San Antonio shopping mall shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


More deaths reported after 16 die in tornadoes

ADEL, Ga. (AP) - Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Combative Trump pledges to rise to challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Russia may decriminalize domestic violence cases

MOSCOW (AP) - In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over Roor fakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


FUTURE OF ‘OBAMACARE

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Trump now 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Defense, security picks get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Autopsy suggests Orlando officer on back when fatally shot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An autopsy shows that an Orlando police officer gunned down outside a Wal-Mart last week was struck four times and the fatal ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Drought watchers eye Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Arizona would be the first state to feel the effects of Colorado River cutbacks if the water level continues to fall at ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the ...

January 20, 2017 | | Nation


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