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Government to auto manufacturers: Curb growing car dashboard technology

WASHINGTON (AP) - Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it's asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are moving.

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


MSN adds new feature to take Internet's pulse on hot topics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is hooking up MSN.com with a hipper sidekick to broaden its appeal and stay on top of the Internet's hottest topics.

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


Arizona police officer scrutinized after 6th fatal shooting in 10 years

PHOENIX (AP) - Is James Peters one trigger-happy cop? Or just an aggressive police officer who happens to find himself in more than the usual number of explosive situations?

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


Stepbrother charged with sexual abuse of Wisconsin teen who was kept locked up

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday charged the stepbrother of a severely malnourished Wisconsin teen with repeatedly sexually assaulting her beginning around her 10th birthday, in the same year she claims her father and stepmother began confining her to the basement.

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


Hottest pepper? Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - There are super-hot chile varieties. And then there's the sweat-inducing, tear-generating, mouth-on-fire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


No cussing in class for teachers, is goal of new law being considered in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - A teacher's role may be to expand a student's vocabulary, but one Arizona lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn't include four-letter words.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

PRELIMINARY 3.7 QUAKE RATTLES VALLEJO: VALLEJO (AP) - An earthquake with a confirmed magnitude of 3.7 has rattled the East Bay city of Vallejo.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Boy genius's book reveals life in East LA college as 8-year-old

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The one thing 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin dislikes is being called a genius.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Counterfeit drugs becoming big business worldwide as they put patients’ lives at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the U.S.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Police: Malnourished Wisconsin girl has been abused; locked in basement since 2006

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A severely malnourished Wisconsin teenager found walking barefoot in pajamas outside in the cold last week had been forced to stay in an unfinished basement for years and an alarm would sound if she went upstairs, police records say.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

BOY GENIUS' BOOK REVEALS LIFE IN COLLEGE AT AGE 8: LOS ANGELES (AP) - One thing 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin dislikes is being called a genius.

February 14, 2012 | | Nation


Woman sentenced for spiking Utah man's smoothie with anti-freeze

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman was sentenced Tuesday to consecutive prison terms for spiking a 79-year-old man's peach smoothie with antifreeze after taking control of his bank accounts.

February 14, 2012 | | Nation


Agent: Informant in militia case got about $31K for helping govenrment

DETROIT (AP) - An undercover informant was paid about $31,000 in cash for his critical role in an investigation that led to charges against members of a militia accused of plotting rebellion against the U.S. government, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.

February 14, 2012 | | Nation


FCC urged to end sports blackout rule for NFL football contests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people weighing in on a sports blackout rule are urging the Federal Communications Commission to scrap it.

February 13, 2012 | | Nation


Washington governor signs gay marriage bill into law making it seventh state to do so

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire handed gay rights advocates a major victory Monday, signing into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, making it the seventh in the nation to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

February 13, 2012 | | Nation


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More firms end ties with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) - Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Teen battling cancer dies weeks after marrying high school sweetheart

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teen who had been battling a rare form of cancer has died less than a month after marrying his ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Parents of two teens killed during ‘Nerf wars’ sue school

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota school district is being sued by the parents of two high school students killed in a 2015 car crash who ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Woman charged in three infant deaths from the ‘80s

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago - cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


US weighs offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


White House locked down over after vehicle strikes barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Parents face new charges in torture case of 13 kids

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Senator seeking Democratic backing endorsement days after resigning

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California Democrat plans to seek his party's endorsement for a state Senate seat at Saturday's convention just days after ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Interior makeover would diminish Washington’s power

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV, dies at age 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign ...

February 23, 2018 | | Nation


States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Dems taking another run at blocked memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Police: Washington man raped dying woman, texted photos

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A 19-year-old Washington state man, who police say raped a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texted ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


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