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10 dead when prison bus hits train

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

FDA approves appetite-zapping implant device for obese patients

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Issue of Charlie Hebdo sells out quickly

PARIS (AP) - Parisians lined up Wednesday to empty the newsstands of the first issue of Charlie Hebdo, a week after Islamic extremists attacked the satirical newspaper's office, and French justice officials began cracking down by arresting dozens of people who glorified terrorism or made racist or anti-Semitic remarks.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Astronauts flee US side of station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said there was no leak of ammonia coolant and a computer problem likely set off the false alarm.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Salman Rushdie, threatened over book, defends free speech

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, said Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Study: Half of California’s new wells involve fracking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twenty percent of California's oil production now comes through hydraulic fracturing, according to a study commissioned by the state and released Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Officials seize alligator in box in LA yard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 8-foot alligator that was found in a box with two cat carcasses in a suburban Los Angeles backyard might have been living at the home for as long as 40 years, animal officials said Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Need help filing out your tax return? Don’t call the IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Study: Fewer struggling with medical costs as coverage grows

WASHINGTON (AP) - Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Google to test its first modular smartphone effort in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Apple, Google reach new settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A revised settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired with other Silicon Valley companies to block more than 60,000 high-tech employees from getting better job offers.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Google: Driverless cars on road by 2020

DETROIT (AP) - The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation

Lawyer: Silk Road creator not drug dealer

NEW YORK (AP) - A San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment before abandoning it was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used almost solely for drug dealing, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday after the government portrayed his client as the mastermind of a worldwide digital drug market.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation

Huge luxury suite on ship will run $5,000 a person per night

NEW YORK (AP) - A new luxury cruise ship debuting in 2016 will have one of the largest and most expensive suites ever offered at sea.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation

Tesla chief expects electric car company profit in 2020

DETROIT (AP) - The head of electric car maker Tesla Motors says the company should turn a profit in five years after it brings a lower-cost car to market.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation

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Police defend use of Taser on city official in Texas

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - Police officials in a small, predominantly black Texas college town are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a ...

October 12, 2015 | | Nation

Randy Quaid, wife held in Vermont on Santa Barbara fugitive charges

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Actor Randy Quaid and his wife were ordered held on $500,000 bail each in Vermont on Monday on charges that ...

October 12, 2015 | | Nation

Former congressman says DFS ‘cauldron of daily betting’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. congressman who drafted the 2006 legislation used by DraftKings and FanDuel as proof of their legitimacy says is it ...

October 12, 2015 | | Nation

YC mayor’s group to host presidential forum

NEW YORK (AP) - The political organization founded by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a bipartisan presidential forum on income inequality this ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Topless women say they can’t be restricted

NEW YORK (AP) - In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Upset by no jail time for Bergdahl proposal

HOUSTON (AP) - A former member of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon said Sunday he's angered by an Army officer's recommendation that Bergdahl face ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Remembering the Alamo costing $48M

DALLAS (AP) - As the Alamo prepares for a face-lift of at least $48 million, some critics say the landmark - one of the most recognizable in ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Jobs, gov’t distrust central to fight

TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 8, Maine (AP) - The rolling forests where Henry David Thoreau once paddled a river in the shadow of Mount Katahdin are at ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Today is Indigenous People Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Salt Lake City may name street for gay civil rights leader

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City could soon have a street named after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk, an idea that reflects the progressive ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

UConn mac and cheese incident spawns fundraisers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Few gun violence researchers

NEW YORK (AP) - Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families ...

October 09, 2015 | | Nation

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