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E-cigarette use rising among teens

NEW YORK (AP) - Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Ohio man says wife’s remains lost in mail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The cremated remains of an Ohio woman that were supposed to be delivered to her husband didn't arrive as scheduled or in time for her funeral, and now the U.S. Postal Service is trying to figure out what happened to the package.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Ex-CEO of mine where blast killed 29 indicted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Don Blankenship, the steely-eyed executive once dubbed "The Dark Lord of Coal Country," on Thursday became the highest-ranking coal official to face federal charges in the nation's deadliest mine disaster in 40 years.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


CRUDE OIL & RAW POLITICS

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a blend of crude oil and raw politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu scrapped on Thursday for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


5 years for officer who shot handcuffed suspect in his back

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland police officer convicted in a shooting that paralyzed a handcuffed suspect from the waist down was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, far less time than prosecutors had requested.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


SAP to pay Oracle $359M to end battle

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Justice Department deploys planes to gather cellphone data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Southern Cal port truckers demonstrate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sales up ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Banks fined billions for rigging currency market prices

LONDON (AP) - Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients - and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance - regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


House, Senate to vote on Keystone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Pot patient sues after firm won’t hire her

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters and airfields are reaching the government almost daily, say federal and industry officials.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


GOP win in Alaska adds to party’s sweep

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


District scraps religious names on calendar

BALTIMORE (AP) - Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


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Trump says for first time: I think Russia hacked Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump speculated Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked details about a classified briefing with him that included unsubstantiated ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the federal government's ethics agency Wednesday blasted President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona city sees success keeping its night sky dark

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with satellite ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists: Moon is 4.51 billion years old

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ivanka Trump shifting gears, heading to Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Media outlet spreads ‘news’ about Trump as they concede none of dossier may be true

PASADENA (AP) - The spread of a report about supposed damaging information about President-elect Donald Trump collected by Russia became a public test of journalistic standards ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ohio girl found dead at restaurant

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old girl reported missing in Ohio were jailed Wednesday on bonds of $5 million after her body was ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s pick for State takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Repo agent gets prison for chase, deadly crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah repossession agent accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to take back and forcing her off the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


No wiggle room: Many firms don’t keep enough cash

NEW YORK (AP) - When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


BC approves oil pipeline from Alberta

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - Canada's Pacific Coast province of British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Facebook taking on a bigger role in journalism

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Yahoo to change name if Verizon deal gets done

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo will adopt a new corporate identity and slash the size of its board if the proposed $4.8 billion sale of its ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Dairy Queen closes Illinois store after owner uses slur

ZION, Ill. (AP) - Dairy Queen has closed one of its stores in Illinois and terminated its relationship with the franchise owner after police say he ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Apple proved a phone can change world in 10 years

CUPERTINO (AP) - Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


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