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Biden: Health care sign-ups may fall short

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it would be a good start for the federal health care law if 5 million to 6 million people sign up by the end of March, an acknowledgement that enrollments might fall significantly short of the Obama administration's unofficial goal of 7 million.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado pot market exceeds tax hopes

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Coach charged in Missouri girl’s death

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A middle-school football coach was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched off a street just blocks from her southwest Missouri home as several residents watched in horror.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Entrepreneur gifts Bitcoins to Washington college

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - In what may be the first college donation of the new electronic currency, a Bitcoin entrepreneur has donated $10,000 worth of the digital money to a Washington state liberal arts college.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Pizza worker caught urinating in sink fired

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia pizza restaurant has been shut down after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19B

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Visa, MasterCard offer more smartphone payment options

NEW YORK (AP) - Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Marlboro maker Altria taking e-cigs nationally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to expand its MarkTen electronic cigarette brand nationally in the second quarter.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Stores can see where you go by tracking your smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


As German car sales drop, industry bets on growing trend of car sharing

BERLIN (AP) - Germans, once a nation of ardent automobile enthusiasts, are not buying cars as much as they used to. Instead, they're sharing them.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Tesla’s shares soar on results, outlook

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in extended trading after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance and said that it expects sales of its vehicles to increase sharply this year.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jackpots like Wednesday's anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that money on a single purchase?

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

uKANSAS BILL WOULD ALLOW SPANKING THAT LEAVES MARKS: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Nun gets nearly 3 years in prison

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee plant.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Shortage of execution drugs acute

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


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Shackling video ignites debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The boy sat in a chair, the sound of his whimpering interrupted briefly by the clank of metal handcuffs closing around his ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


GOP debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

CLEVELAND (AP) - Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Utah group to start Scout troop welcoming gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix

NEW YORK (AP) - Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter.

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Hollywood takes on troubled minds

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 1941 film "The Wolf Man" presents Larry Talbot's transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Tax filing problems could jeopardize health aid for 1.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes ...

August 04, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-broadcaster sues Fox Sports over firing

DALLAS (AP) - Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


SUVs, help drive strong sales

DETROIT (AP) - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Kraft recalls cheese slices: Choking risk

NEW YORK (AP) - The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can’t leave

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Father admits killing 10-year-old son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man admitted Monday that he killed his 10-year-old son, saying he beat the boy in a fit of rage, then wrapped ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Report: 2 dead, 15 hurt after tent collapse

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a northern New Hampshire fairground Monday, killing two people and injuring 15 ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Prosecutor says police officers unlawfully opened fire in death

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A "paramilitary response" by police in New Mexico unnecessarily escalated an encounter last year that ended when two officers unlawfully opened ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the nation

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


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