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Is shale oil more explosive?

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Some workers set to reach $100K pay in Boeing deal

SEATTLE (AP) - Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co., according to an Associated Press analysis of the deal.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Confusion, relief mark start of new reforms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Real world study shows texting, & dialing while driving raises crash risk

ATLANTA (AP) - A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


James Avery of ‘Fresh Prince’ television fame dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) - James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Marketing efforts target ‘young invincibles’

MIAMI (AP) - The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements. The president is even (gasp) asking their mothers to help convince them to sign up for insurance.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Legal recreational pot industry opens

DENVER (AP) - Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation's first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


HP confirms higher layoffs expected

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn't changed, a spokesman for her husband's office said Wednesday.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• THIEF CARRIES 250-POUND SAFE OUT OF MASS. EATERY: WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts police are searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


‘Selfie,' 'twerk' top annoying word list

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


Federal sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) - The government's rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


Stepdad who mistakenly shot teen is a soldier

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The man who apparently mistook his stepdaughter for a burglar when he shot and killed her at their Colorado Springs home was identified Monday as a decorated Fort Carson soldier who served in Iraq.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

WASHINGTON (AP) - Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday - even as they stressed that the tests aren't for everyone.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


Hawaii woman with long last name gets new ID cards

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii woman whose last name is 36 characters long has finally gotten the whole thing to fit on her driver's license and state identification card.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


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AMERICAN DREAM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Coca-Cola targets “foodies”

NEW YORK (AP) - What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Phone calls on airline flights?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Fast food exec picked for Labor

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


John Glenn, 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Boy, 13, killed in botched shop heist was shot in back

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An unarmed 13-year-old boy who died during a botched grab-and-run theft at a Las Vegas smoke shop was shot seven times in ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Trump puts new spotlight on Long Island gang killings

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - As he sat down for an interview with Time magazine for his "person of the year" profile, Donald Trump explained his ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Carrier factory union chief stands ground against Trump

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of ...

December 08, 2016 | | Nation


Trump chooses hardliners

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


USA life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death show increase

NEW YORK (AP) - A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump’s Michigan win

DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Envoy nominee Branstad is part of Masons that China bans

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


MULLING COVERAGE?

NEW YORK (AP) - Why worry about buying health insurance when President-elect Donald Trump plans to dump the requirement that most Americans get coverage?

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla jobs in Nevada only one-fifth of projected

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motor Co. hasn't hired as many workers for a giant northern Nevada manufacturing plant as it ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


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