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Google Maps offers offline option when Internet is spotty

NEW YORK (AP) - Google Maps is getting disconnected.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


After poking Facebook life not easy for site named Tsu

MENLO PARK (AP) - Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up the ad revenue it earned against your update and passed a percentage back to you. Of course, Facebook does nothing of the sort - but its much smaller rival Tsu.co does.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


Boys, 14, recorded, texted sex video

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two 14-year-old boys were charged after one of them allegedly shot video of the other having sex with a girl, and as many as 20 students at a neighboring Long Island school have been suspended for either viewing the video encounter on their smartphones or sending copies to friends.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


Marine killed by homeowner mistook house for his home

DENVER (AP) - A Marine who was shot and killed by a Colorado homeowner after he forced his way inside a house mistook the residence for his own after a night of drinking, his family said.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


Police: 8-year-old charged in beating death of 1-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers went to a nightclub, Alabama police said Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


Authorities: 1 killed in officer shooting on college campus

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A police officer at a small, private South Carolina college shot and killed a student from a nearby school after the student tried to run him over, authorities said Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop taking bets here

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's attorney general on Tuesday ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling.

November 10, 2015 | | Nation


Arizona panel directs cash for border fence to new technology

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using millions of dollars in private donations are instead directing the money to buy equipment for a border sheriff's office after the state received just a fraction of the donations needed.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


Video shows billionaire calling officer ‘total lunatic’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Political opponents are pouncing on billionaire Jim Justice, a Democrat running for governor in West Virginia, for calling a police officer a "total lunatic" during a December 2014 traffic stop.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


Next Republican debate puts Fox Business moderators in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, one of the moderators for Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, says that while she wants to help viewers understand the differences between candidates, she's not looking to start brawls.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


‘South Dakota tribe burned pot crop for fear of federal raid

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort burned its crop after federal officials signaled a potential raid, the tribal president said Monday.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as police killed boy, 6

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man's lawyer said Monday.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members "the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide."

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


Nude painting fetches $170.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving the second highest price ever garnered for a work of art at auction.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation


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Smartphone health apps don’t flag danger

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broader view of war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Older immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Mistrial declared in black motorist’s shooting by officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Tech firms target terrorist propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship makes flight

MOJAVE (AP) - Virgin Galactic's new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon Go grocery store will have no checkout lines

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


2 doors of Wal-Mart founder’s first store donated to museums

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Jewish family fights museum over art looted by the Nazis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


OC prosecutors may be removed from murder case

SANTA ANA (AP) - The Orange County district attorney's office, criticized in a recent appellate court ruling for a systemic failure to protect defendants' rights ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Ex-tenant: Warehouse often frigid, lacked water

OAKLAND (AP) - Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


Firm sold turf product after learning of defects

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


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