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Warm West offsets cold East in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - For those who shivered through January, this may be hard to believe: Nationwide, the average temperature for the month was about normal because a warm West offset a cool East.

February 13, 2014 | | Nation

‘Waltons’ patriarch Ralph Waite dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ralph Waite, who played the kind patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series "The Waltons," has died, his manager said Thursday. He was 85.

February 13, 2014 | | Nation

Dems hope to force minimum wage vote

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.

February 13, 2014 | | Nation

Bar honors wish, hosts employee’s funeral

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) - A friend, bouncer, father and four-time husband was remembered Thursday in the suburban Detroit watering hole he considered his second home - and the place he had requested for his funeral.

February 13, 2014 | | Nation

Ice storm causes another traffic jam

ATLANTA (AP) - Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation


uHUSBAND CITED FOR BASE JUMPING AFTER WIFE'S DEATH: ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) - Officials are citing the husband of a Utah woman who died when her parachute failed to open at a peak overlooking Zion National Park.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Ranks drop after year of policy change

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday that it lost 6 percent of its membership after an often-bruising year in which it announced it would accept openly gay boys for the first time, over the objections of some participants who eventually left the organization.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Barbie to feature in this year’s SI Swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) - After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Navajo president blocks tax on junk food

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation president has vetoed a proposal to impose an additional tax on chips, cookies and sweetened beverages on the country's largest reservation, but the legislation could be resurrected later.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Email for help leads to 3 child abuse arrests

CINCINNATI (AP) - A girl beaten and tied to her bed, sometimes for weeks at a time, won freedom for herself and her siblings by emailing a teacher at her online school to plead for help, officials said Wednesday.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Hawaii considers making it official with ukulele

HONOLULU (AP) - Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis's "Blue Hawaii," of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Stroke risk tied to weather swings

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Study disputes value of routine mammograms

TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation

Washington governor suspends death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he's in office, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

February 11, 2014 | | Nation

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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

Pregnant women gain too much weight

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday.

November 05, 2015 | | Nation


FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - For weeks, investigators said they were searching for the killers of a small-town police officer known as "G.I. Joe." Thousands ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Bomb may have downed Russian jet

LONDON (AP) - British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Protest against Trump hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ growing

NEW YORK (AP) - Pressure continued to mount on NBC to cancel Donald Trump's guest-host appearance on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" as a ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

HOUSTON (AP) - The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Mexico supreme court opens door to recreational pot use

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

As Facebook grows, expect to see more ads on Instagram

MENLO PARK (AP) - If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Heinz closing plants including San Leandro

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Kraft Heinz will close seven plants in the U.S. and Canada as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2 ...

November 04, 2015 | | Nation

Many health co-ops closing

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half of the health care law's nonprofit insurance co-ops are closing, the Obama administration said Tuesday even as it defended ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Amazon opens first brick & mortar bookstore

SEATTLE (AP) - Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Tesla’s 3Q loss widens, but share price rise on production

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors' net loss more than tripled in the third quarter as expenses and research costs rose, but investors cheered news that the ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

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