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NYC to stop many small-time pot arrests

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges, city officials announced Monday, marking a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


Police: Car dumped into river during divorce flap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man going through a divorce sent the red Corvette his wife drives plunging into a river, triggering a search for a possible victim inside, police said.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


VA chief vows renewed focus on customer service

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department and its maze-like websites.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - McDonald's is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


5th teen dies from school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN BRANDED 'SELFIE STALKER' SUES NANCY GRACE: DENVER (AP) - A man who was quickly branded a "selfie stalker" after his picture turned up on a crime victim's cellphone is suing television commentator Nancy Grace for defamation, saying she refused to stop airing his photo even after authorities had cleared him of any wrongdoing.

November 10, 2014 | | Nation


Woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation


Massachusetts town weighs nation’s 1st tobacco sales ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation


American freed by North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation


NYC adult home residents asked to repay FEMA aid

NEW YORK (AP) - The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City's Rockaway peninsula.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation


Pedestrian deaths spark concern in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Community activists in San Francisco are urging city officials to hasten their efforts to make the streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists following a recent string of fatalities they say could have been prevented with better design and more education.

November 09, 2014 | | Nation


Tunica hosts Twinkie eating contest

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - Joey Chestnut will seek to defend his title today at the 2014 World Twinkie-Eating Championship at the Bally's Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

November 08, 2014 | | Nation


Dispute erupts at White House lunch

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face not to take unilateral action. The president stood unflinchingly by his plan to act.

November 07, 2014 | | Nation


Dad thwarts bold kidnapping

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A set of Utah parents were awakened Friday to an unsettling noise for 4:30 in the morning: the sound of their front door opening and their 5-year-old daughter talking.

November 07, 2014 | | Nation


OK for Detroit’s bankruptcy exit plan

DETROIT (AP) - A judge cleared Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy Friday, approving a hard-fought turnaround plan with a fervent plea to the people of this one-time industrial powerhouse to "move past your anger" and help fix the Motor City.

November 07, 2014 | | Nation


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Will it be AT&T vs the government in $85B Time Warner deal?

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T's pending acquisition of Time Warner, an $85 billion media deal that could shake up how Americans watch TV, is ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Panera Bread buys Au Bon Pain

NEW YORK (AP) - Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO and the company is buying Au Bon Pain - bringing together two chains ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


China, US sign another $206.6B in trade deals

BEIJING (AP) - China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $206.5 billion during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart to offer Black Friday deals early on its website

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Female directors ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat

NEW YORK (AP) - Four.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


CMA Awards offer political, emotional moments during show

NASHVILLE (AP) - The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

MOSCOW (AP) - A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple revamped overseas ops

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


House GOP weighs repeal of health mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


WEST COAST HOMELESS EXPLOSION

SEATTLE- In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw ...

November 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs following attack by neighbor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Brazile stirs Dem party strife as bellwether gov race nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are struggling to put the bitter 2016 election behind them as the party's current chairman and his predecessor bicker over Hillary ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Protocol on Asia trip? Trump to use ‘whatever language he wants’

WASHINGTON (AP) - When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren't too long - or short. Don't bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets. Don ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled

DETROIT (AP) - More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


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