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Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Teen charged with sex assault on team bus trip

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated

CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pot industry battling stoner stereotypes

DENVER (AP) - Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’

CHICAGO (AP) - Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Experts want restrictions on testosterone use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

DALLAS (AP) - Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pizza Hut testing ‘skinny slice’

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Retailers dive deeper into vaccines

ATLANTA (AP) - Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Price support snuffed out for tobacco growers

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation


School bus driver killed during safety drill

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation


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Democratic congressman calls Trump a racist over judge remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


No men allowed: Women-only pool hours draw complaints in NY City

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


Owner of loose bull in fatal crash is charged with manslaughter

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A man whose loose bull wandered onto a road and was hit by a car, killing the driver, is facing an involuntary ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


Jury returns death sentence for ‘LA’s Grim Sleeper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over ...

June 06, 2016 | | Nation


New Miss USA from DC to take break from Army reserves

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Cuomo: Divest funds linked to Israel boycotts

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday issued the first executive order in the country that forces state entities to drop investments ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Precision flying teams worth risk, cost

DENVER (AP) - Both of the U.S. military's high-drama, high-dollar flying teams suffered crashes on the same day last week, but supporters say the ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Officer struck, killed after 3 shot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A man suspected in a downtown Memphis shooting that left three people injured fled in a stolen vehicle that fatally struck a ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges in kidnapping of Detroit boy

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors charged a man Saturday with kidnapping in the case of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was found dead in a vacant lot ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Q&A: Parkinson’s disease

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before his death, Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with respiratory problems, his health complicated by advanced Parkinson's. The boxing great had lived with ...

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


SWEET CONCLUSIONS

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't.

June 05, 2016 | | Nation


Ryan endorses Donald Trump

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump's bid for president on Thursday, bringing an end to the extraordinary public split between ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Victim’s dad jumps over table to attack her killer

CLEVELAND (AP) - The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender dived across a courtroom table to attack him Thursday shortly after a ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Pilot safely ejects before Thunderbird crash in Colo.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Deaths of Despair: Overdoses, drinking, suicides hit whites

NEW YORK (AP) - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


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