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Stikbot interface using a smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) - What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence system.

November 20, 2015 | | Nation


Square’s stock soars 45 percent in 1st trading day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public offering to get the deal done.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


VW has only a few costly options

DETROIT (AP) - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


UnitedHealth casts doubt on overhaul exchanges

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the online marketplaces that have helped the Affordable Care Act extend coverage to millions of people.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own party as lawmakers reflected the anxiety of voters back home.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a group such as Islamic State to understand the goals and methods of terror groups.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation


Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and eight arrested. The fate of the alleged ringleader was unclear, with authorities saying he was not taken alive and they were trying to determine if he died in the raid.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell another.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, calling new requirements in the bill "untenable."

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University's president, demanding the school remove the name of former school president and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from programs and buildings over what they said was his racist legacy.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


Girl testifies against parents in Arizona imprisonment case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of three young sisters who authorities say were imprisoned in an Arizona home for months testified Wednesday that her mother and stepfather monitored the girls with video cameras, awoke them at night to march in place, and forced them to urinate and defecate in their bedroom closets.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation


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California starts tackling huge affordable housing shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature Friday on bills aimed at tackling the affordable housing crisis in California, which needs an estimated ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Arrest 37 years after mom, unborn killed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For 37 years, Ronnie Fematt had been living with a burning question: Who killed his newlywed wife and their unborn child in ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Travel industry sticking with trips to Cuba from USA

MIAMI (AP) - Tour companies, airlines, cruises and others in the travel industry say they will continue taking Americans to Cuba despite a dramatic safety warning ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


IMF chief: Don’t dismiss bitcoin impact

LONDON (AP) - Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be Luddites.

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Volkswagen promises to roll out 2 new models every year in USA

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Volkswagen plans to offer two new U.S. models every year for the foreseeable future and double the length of its warranties ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


SpaceX: Rocket for moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 mins

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump promotes ‘giant, beautiful, massive’ tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday that the centerpiece of his plan to help American businesses and workers "thrive, compete and grow" is a ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water, food

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Attorney: ‘No doubt’ OJ goes to Florida after prison

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson will live in Florida after he is released on parole from a Nevada prison where he has been held ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Mom flew to Germany, left 4 kids home alone

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) - A suburban Des Moines mother has been jailed after she left her four children home alone while she traveled to Europe for ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race

AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) - The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Firefighters hose down blaze ahead of wind gusts

CORONA (AP) - Southern California firefighters struggled Tuesday to protect hundreds of homes from a wildfire that surged through suburban canyons, trying to beat back the ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Death of transgender teen in surrounded in mystery

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) - Even as authorities in rural southern Missouri dismiss the possibility that a transgender teenager's death was a hate crime, questions remain ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal contractors on Tuesday began building prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, hitting a milestone toward a ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


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