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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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Military shifts away from oil

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


What happens between now and Ringling’s closure in May?

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) - The owners of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


What you need to know now about the upcoming tax season

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - It's a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


STARK WEALTHY INEQUALITY

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


PBS: No red flag yet from Trump on funding

PASADENA (AP) - PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Move to strip Gen. Lee from MLK Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Clash over offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Outgoing CIA chief rips Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise?

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the ground.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Passing driver kills trooper’s attacker

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia gun store owner kills suspect

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia gun store owner's quick reflexes and skilled marksmanship may have saved his life and others when armed robbers came ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to donate foreign hotel profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Man sues over his July 4th Facebook flag-burning arrest

CHICAGO (AP) - A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


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