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Merriam-Webster adds da ‘Yoopers’

NEW YORK (AP) - Da "Yoopers" up dere in da U.P., Michigan's Upper Peninsula, have hit it big with inclusion of their nickname in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the company's free online database.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Reno wildfire is 5% contained; homes safe

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Three helicopters dumped water on a wildfire burning on the edge of Reno on Monday as about 150 firefighters on the ground were getting the upper hand on the blaze, pushing the flames back into the rugged wilderness along the Sierra's eastern front. No homes or structures were threatened.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Minnesota bans anti-bacterial chemical

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's widely used nationwide as a germ-killing ingredient in soaps, deodorants and even toothpaste, but it's being banned in Minnesota.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Inmates complain about birds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Inmates on Ohio's death row complain that birds and bird droppings are getting into their cells through open windows, according to a report released Monday by an inspection committee reviewing conditions at the prison where condemned killers are housed.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Arizona probes whether deputy targeted Hispanics

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff's deputy who recently killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants in an unusual case where authorities discovered hundreds of hours of recorded traffic stops, driver's licenses, passports and other documents in the man's home during a drug investigation, according to newly released court records.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Dropout threatened grad ceremony

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A woman trying to keep her family from learning she had dropped out of college called in bomb threats to a commencement ceremony at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, police said Monday.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Biden turns down prom invitation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, but he sent a personal reply.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Woman walks for help after bear attack

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) - Bloodied and dazed after being slashed by the claws of a brown bear, a woman struggled to walk 2 miles along a curvy, hilly trail to find someone to help her.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Occupy activist gets 90 days in jail in assault

NEW YORK (AP) - An Occupy Wall Street protester who became a cause celebre for activists after she was charged with assaulting a police officer was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail, with a judge saying a protest is no excuse for an attack.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation


• AT&T EYES FOOTBALL IN DIRECTV BUY: LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the hidden benefits of AT&T's $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making DirecTV's programming crown jewel, NFL Sunday Ticket, more broadly available on mobile devices.

May 19, 2014 | | Nation

Speaker calls students immature, arrogant

HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) - A commencement speaker on Sunday blasted college students as "immature" and "arrogant" for protesting another speaker who then decided to withdraw.

May 18, 2014 | | Nation

Aspiring rapper fatally shot in Las Vegas suite

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police were searching for leads Saturday in the shooting death of an aspiring rapper in a posh suite at a Las Vegas resort.

May 18, 2014 | | Nation

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

May 18, 2014 | | Nation

Mom can be banned from ranting on Facebook

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A state appellate court has ruled that a mother's rights were not violated by a judge's decision that barred her from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook.

May 18, 2014 | | Nation

Photo of girl in tuxedo omitted from yearbook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Catholic high school in San Francisco came under fire Friday for refusing to include a portrait of a female student wearing a tuxedo in the school yearbook.

May 16, 2014 | | Nation

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For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

CHICAGO (AP) - It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump rejects ‘phony’ polls

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Demos, GOP think Trump could cost GOP House seats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Judge: Man won’t get to cover neo- Nazi tattoos during murder trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

iPhone 7 Plus is adding blurring effect

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability - the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Gov’t: Cybersecurity should be part of auto design process

DETROIT (AP) - The government's highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Sneaker production making a return run to United States?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of ...

October 24, 2016 | | Nation

Stray cats deployed in NYC war on rats

NEW YORK (AP) - Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Officials shoot at drone during weekend of pipeline protests

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officials fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Civil rights hero from 1960s takes criticism as Trump backer

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Candidate for governor owes millions

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) - Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor as a Democrat, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Mexican peso wins if Clinton does

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

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