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Jailed cop killer is graduation speaker

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A man serving life in prison for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


FTC to retailers: Drop caffeinated drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Netflix takes aim at theatrical window

NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood's carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Viagra ads target women for 1st time

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Apple could be on hook for billions due to illegal tax benefits

BRUSSELS (AP) - Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Court mulls firing for pot use off job

DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to entice care providers

WASHINGTON (AP) - From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

September 30, 2014 | | Nation


Caught in the act? Some videos of police mislead

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object - a gun? - as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video from a different angle shows him farther away. Suddenly he drops the object and crumples to the floor. Two more people come into view, walking toward him with firearms drawn.

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


45 dogs dead, 48 alive after fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs - more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city - killed 45 of them and injured one man.

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


Teachers shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay.

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


Firefighter sues over pregnancy -related sick days

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

WITNESSES: SKYDIVERS WHO DIED DESCENDED TOO FAST: BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The two skydivers killed after they crashed into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod appeared to be having problems as they descended, police said.

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

NEW YORK (AP) - When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


Macy’s joins in big holiday hiring spree

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs, a 3.6 percent increase from last year.

September 29, 2014 | | Nation


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Veto: Congress rebukes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Congress Oks stopgap spendingbill, $1.1 billion to fight Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) - Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather’s slaying

BOSTON (AP) - A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


HP promises fix for printer software that barred outside ink cartridges

SAN JOSE (AP) - HP Inc. has apologized to customers for a software update that made some of its printers stop working with ink cartridges from ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Apple partnering with Deloitte in business pitch

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is extending its push into selling business technology by forging a partnership with the Deloitte consulting firm to advise companies on using ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


Wells Fargo CEO to face House with better defense

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


California suspends some of its Wells Fargo business

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's treasurer said Wednesday that he's suspending some of the state's most profitable lines of business with Wells Fargo amid ...

September 28, 2016 | | Nation


As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Baby born with DNA from 3 people from new technique

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO salary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


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