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• ASTRONOMERS SPOT MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Cancer risk with fibroid procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Salmonella decline seen in food

NEW YORK (AP) - The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Merck tablet gets OK t to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Facebook rolls out location- sharing feature

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years as popularity soars

DENVER (AP) - Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Target expands subscription service

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Wal-Mart jumps into money transfer business

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling

NEW YORK (AP) - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Fake abduction in park outrages bystanders

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Teen pees in reservoir, Portland dumping 38M gallons of water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Armed robber was never told to report to prison 13 years ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) - After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Man charged with marathon hoax

BOSTON (AP) - The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Research finds signs of brain changes in marijuana smokers

NEW YORK (AP) - A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

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Sad to see priests, bishops ‘attached to money’

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Friday decried how bishops and other clergy exploit their roles to advance their careers and to increase wealth, in ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

You can try out a tiny house

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) - Hilary and Shane Lentz were hooked on the idea of a tiny house, but they weren't sure the reality would ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

UAW reaches deal with Ford

DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford on Friday, the same day that General Motors workers voted in ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

Obama quashes Keystone XL pipeline project

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

Scottish man charged in alleged Twitter stock fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted a Scottish man on Thursday for securities fraud after prosecutors say he manipulated stock ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Regulators: Still heavy risk in big bank loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators say they're still seeing a heavy dose of risk in large loans made by banks and other financial institutions, despite ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US

PALO ALTO (AP) - Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Adidas offers to help eliminate schools’ Native American mascots

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Adidas is offering to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

9-year-old boy ‘lured’ into alley & shot

CHICAGO (AP) - A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was "lured" from a park into an alley and executed because of his ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Apache leader apologizes for wearing Bob Marley costume

SAN CARLOS, Ariz. (AP) - The leader of an Apache tribe in Arizona has apologized for dressing up as Bob Marley for Halloween and painting his ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Teen discovers real identity when applying to college

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - An Ohio teenager applying to college discovered some startling things about himself because of a discrepancy involving his Social Security number ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Illinois mom who watched her 3 kids drown fights for new family

CHICAGO (AP) - In horrifying detail, prosecutors described how three children, trapped in the back seat of their mother's car, screamed for help before they ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YOPRK (AP) - Are you happy? Very happy? If you're in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you're less ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Feds worry that low-income people may not get hepatitis cure

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting the consequences of high-priced drugs, the Obama administration Thursday pointedly reminded states that they cannot legally restrict access by low-income people to ...

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

Gilead’s new four-in-one HIV pill, Genvoya, wins US approval

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a new four-in-one combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation

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