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McConaughey getting $135,000 fee for speech

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.

March 31, 2015 | | Nation


Judge OKs RadioShack sale deal

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs.

March 31, 2015 | | Nation


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | | Nation


Scion youth looks to sedan, hatchback to revive sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness - and sales - to its youth-oriented Scion brand.

March 31, 2015 | | Nation


IBM to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’ project

NEW YORK (AP) - IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses.

March 31, 2015 | | Nation


Etsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267M

NEW YORK (AP) - Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion.

March 31, 2015 | | Nation


STATE SYMBOLS

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Maine celebrates its Whoopie pies. North Carolinians proudly dance their Shag. In Kansas, even dirt is official: Harney silt loam is the state soil.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


One dead in breach try at NSA headquarters

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


Selena’s dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking death

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the celebrations.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 injuring 10 in Florida

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans’ benefit processing data

HONOLULU (AP) - A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


Twin fools NASA at brother’s launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


$100,000 stolen from brothel since October

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - A brothel employee and an armored vehicle driver from Las Vegas face felony theft charges following their arrests in a months-long investigation of cash disappearing from a Nevada brothel, a sheriff said Monday.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

WOMAN'S APPEAL FOR KIDNEY DONOR ON CAR WINDOW PAYS OFF: SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman's decision to seek a kidney donor by putting a personal plea in bright yellow letters on her car has paid off.

March 30, 2015 | | Nation


Arab League unveils joint force

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) - A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region.

March 29, 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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