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Safety chief wants to cap big rig speeds to fix tire problem

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's highway safety chief says his agency will push for quick action on a regulation requiring electronic speed limiters on big rigs. It may also contact states about speed limits that are higher than commercial truck tires are designed to handle.

April 09, 2015 | | Nation


Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91,250

NEW YORK (AP) - The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

April 09, 2015 | | Nation


Apple Watch options: 54 combinations

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size - there are 54 possible configurations in all.

April 09, 2015 | | Nation


Guide to trying, ordering Apple Watch

CUPERTINO (AP) - Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card.

April 09, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• CALIFORNIA REGULATOR: PG&E "TOO BIG" FOR SAFETY?: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top utility regulator is asking if the state's largest utility is too big for safety.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Short people’s genes may create higher heart risks

ATLANTA (AP) - Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially in men.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Washington snowpack sets record low

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Snow that replenishes Washington's reservoirs set a record low for April, setting the stage for reduced water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires this year.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Pregnant woman may have reached for deputy’s weapon

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas deputy shown in a video apparently striking a pregnant woman may have used force to prevent her from taking his firearm, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Couple arrested after kid’s corpse found

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two people have been arrested in what authorities describe as a twisted, gruesome case of abuse involving a child's corpse hidden in a broken-down car, a starved baby living on water and a sheltered teenager impregnated by her stepfather.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Q&A about ransomware

NEW YORK (AP) - Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user - an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or a government agency.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Mark Pincus returns to Zynga as CEO

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Pincus is back as CEO of Zynga, the struggling online game company he founded in 2007.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Stark video of fatal police shooting

NEW YORK (AP) - Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force - the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles, last year's chokehold death in New York City. The new video from South Carolina is perhaps the most striking yet - its depiction of a fleeing, unarmed black man being shot in the back by a white policeman so vivid that a murder charge came swiftly.

April 08, 2015 | | Nation


Court considers dementia & consent

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former state lawmaker accused of raping his wife in a nursing home is forcing an Iowa court to confront a little-discussed question of aging: When is a person suffering from dementia unable to consent to sex?

April 07, 2015 | | Nation


17-year-old accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan - he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school.

April 07, 2015 | | Nation


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Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) - High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Woman steals ID to get six- figure job, but can’t do the work

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians now rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea says it has suspended nuclear testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) - The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump's son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) - The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

April 16, 2018 | | Nation


Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


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