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Afghanistan, Iraq conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) - Heroes forged in Afghanistan and Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in World Wars and battles domestic and abroad earned them the distinction of having U.S. Navy vessels christened in their honor.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Historic footage of parachuting beavers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky wildlife management moment.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Disabled? Man caught using a ladder

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who has filed more than 30 lawsuits claiming to be disabled - including one seeking food stamps for his service dog - pleaded guilty to perjury for claiming under oath that he couldn't walk or hold a glass of water.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Car infotainment systems still distract even with voice commands

DETROIT (AP) - Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Fatal shooting of 4-year-old began with traffic lane dispute

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Alan Garcia had just picked up his two children from school when it happened. He was trying to get off a freeway, and another car forced him out of his lane.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Documents: Arizona tried to illegally import execution drug

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona tried to illegally import a lethal injection drug that's not approved in the U.S. but never obtained it after federal agents stopped the shipment at the Phoenix airport, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


FCC votes to further cut cost of inmate calls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal commission's decision Thursday to further reduce the cost of jail and prison phone calls led some to hail it as a money saver for inmates' families, but immediately prompted phone companies to threaten legal action.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Probe: EPA caused mine spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


EBay beats 3Q profit forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $539 million.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series, movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Apple cleaning up act in China with more renewable energy

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is cleaning up its manufacturing operations in China to reduce the air pollution caused by the factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads during the past eight years.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


GM overcomes huge recall costs to post healthy 3rd quarter profit

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' third-quarter profit fell slightly, but the company rode strong North American sales to overcome $1.5 billion in costs from its deadly ignition switch recall. Its shares rose almost 7 percent in afternoon trading Wednesday.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Biden won’t run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's storied political career will come to an end much the way it started nearly half a century ago: shaped by crushing personal tragedy that shook his deep-seated confidence in his own ability to lead.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Bush: Move Interior HQ to the West

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he would rein in regulation at the Interior Department as president and try to move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to the West, home to 90 percent of federally owned land.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


WikiLeaks publishes CIA director’s emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The WikiLeaks organization posted material Wednesday from what appears to be CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security clearance application containing personal information.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


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Best Buy shares down as it offers muted profit goals

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Best Buy fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain outlined long-term profit goals that displeased investors.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Health benefit offers from small firmss keep vanishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list

NEW YORK (AP) - In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


7.1 quake kills 139 as in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Haitians find ‘Mexican dream’ instead

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Stanislav Petrov, averted nuclear war, dies at 77

MOSCOW (AP) - Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


GOP strains for last chance Obamacare repeal votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T in tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


More protests set for today after quiet night in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP musters final push to erase health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that still ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals ...

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


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