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Federal market surpasses 1M signups

HONOLULU (AP) - A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government's rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new vigor for the problem-plagued federal insurance market.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Gun magazine supplier expands in college town

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa college known for liberal activism is welcoming an unlikely neighbor: one of the nation's largest suppliers of high-capacity ammunition magazines and accessories for assault rifles and other guns.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


2 quakes including 4.1 temblor strike Okla. before dawn

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled an area about 30 miles north-northeast of Oklahoma City early Sunday and was followed by a smaller quake hours later in the state. There were no reports of any injuries or damages from either temblor.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Stakes for families losing jobless benefit

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) - The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work after already slashing household budgets and pawning personal possessions to make ends meet.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty

DENVER (AP) - A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications - ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Nevada again aims to name Tahoe cove for Twain

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada officials have launched a new bid to give Mark Twain recognition in the state where he assumed his pen name 150 years ago, but it doesn't come without opposition.

December 29, 2013 | | Nation


Still without power, growing frustrated

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Staring at a sixth day without power in a house as cold as a refrigerator, a frustrated John Johnson finally was able to borrow a generator from a neighbor Friday.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Ohio teacher suspended for racial remark

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio teacher who allegedly responded after a black high school freshman said he wanted to become president that the nation doesn't need another black president has been disciplined.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Judge allows wolf derby to proceed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge Friday allowed a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby to proceed on public land in Idaho this weekend, ruling its organizers aren't required to get a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Cleaning up homes with meth labs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A tall man and a slender woman wiggled into their white hazardous materials suits, putting on protective masks and gloves before venturing into the dark, two-story home where police say a methamphetamine lab recently exploded.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Judge: NSA phone surveillance legal

NEW YORK (AP) - The heated debate over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts Friday, when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program and cited its need in the fight against terrorism just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely not constitutional.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

NO BEER LED TO CERAMIC SQUIRREL STABBING: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina authorities say a 44-year-old woman angry at a man for returning home without beer on Christmas beat and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Times Square's crystal ball gets gleaming new skin

NEW YORK (AP) - Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball its shimmer, including a panel dreamt up by a 12-year-old former cancer patient.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


Denver issues recreational pot sales licenses

DENVER (AP) - The first batch of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana got their licenses Friday, the owners mugging for pictures and saying they never thought they'd see the day when they'd get a permit to sell pot.

December 27, 2013 | | Nation


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Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buys

NEW YORK (AP) - The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Nike offers partial FuelBand refund

NEW YORK (AP) - Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Shipwreck-hunting firmy sues over Blackbeard’s ship

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's flagship that sank off the North Carolina coast nearly 300 years ago sued the ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Burger King’s sales get a boost from Chicken Fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King got a boost from the return of its "Chicken Fries."

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Federal prisons recognize humanism as religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal prisoners who identify as humanist can now celebrate Darwin Day and get accommodations typically afforded to those inmates who believe in ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Father took blame for son’s fatal hit-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A judge on Monday vacated the sentence of a Milwaukee man who spent more than a year in prison before admitting he took ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


PBS special tells story of atomic weapons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Did man kill a number of women?

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) - A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Scouts end total ban on gay adults

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain ...

July 27, 2015 | | Nation


Foothill fire burns 2 square miles

ALTANTA (AP) - Fire authorities said Sunday a wildfire at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada has burned a little over 2 square miles of drought-stricken ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Obama: Kenya at ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone & state law

ATLANTA (AP) - Art, monument or embarrassment?

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA (AP) - The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


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