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Online sign-up delayed for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Days before the debut of new online insurance markets, a couple of last-minute technical glitches with President Barack Obama's health care law are making supporters anxious and giving opponents a new line of attack.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

Justice spent nearly $5M on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

NY probes driver's license scam

NEW YORK (AP) - New York drivers apparently cheated on hundreds of tests to operate the most vulnerable vehicles on the road - from trucks hauling hazardous materials to school buses - and eight commercial drivers have been charged so far, state and federal officials said Thursday.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

Strange for effort to target sex ads hits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Top law enforcement officers across the country are pushing Congress for greater authority to go after a booming online industry that hosts ads for child sex traffickers. But they are encountering opposition from an unexpected source - conservative state lawmakers who fear a government clamp down on Internet businesses.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

Haunted house puts underwear on 'naked event'

READING, PA (AP) - Naked and scared has turned into semi-clothed and kind of spooked.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

Police: Comic assaulted man over tweet

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - A standup comedian faces assault charges after a physical altercation with a journalist in the audience that was documented on Twitter.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

News from around the nation

WOMAN, 102, GETS HONORARY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA : PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman who dropped out of school to work during the Great Depression finally has her high school diploma in time for her 103rd birthday.

September 26, 2013 | | Nation

US citizen gets 25 years in Taliban case

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. citizen convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft missiles was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

George H.W. Bush witness at Maine same-sex wedding

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

Anti-shutdown bill advances; fight still looms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unanimous but far from united, the Senate advanced legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown on Wednesday, the 100-0 vote certain to mark merely a brief pause in a fierce partisan struggle over the future of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

Twitter launches emergency alerts for smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is launching an alerts feature that lets U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

BP damaged sea-floor life for miles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, says a researcher from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

'Cruz effect' further empowering grass roots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz's talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success and boiled down to largely political performance art. But in Texas, the combative style his 21-hour speech demonstrated could be transformative.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

Gun group plans shotgun giveaway

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A gun group is offering free shotguns to residents in Florida, billing it as a way for people to protect themselves against crime.

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

Gunman left note about radio waves

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis left a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said Wednesday in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: "My ELF Weapon!"

September 25, 2013 | | Nation

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Man in hot car death case wants hearings closed

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Lawyers for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot vehicle to die want a judge to close ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Couple charged with endangerment after 9-year-old son shoots brother

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 9-year-old boy was teasing his dog with the laser sight on his sleeping father's pistol before he accidentally shot his 6-year-old ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour - the first time any state has ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit: NYC arrested Occupy protesters for simply speaking out

NEW YORK (AP) - Police arrested more than 200 people for exercising their First Amendment rights at the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in 2012, according ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

New health care model saving money, report says

MIAMI (AP) - A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Obama wants to admit 10,000 refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1 ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Judge approves settlement in RadioShack gift card dispute

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Electronics retailer RadioShack on Thursday won court approval of a settlement involving priority treatment of certain gift-card holders in the company's ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Union Pacific, other freight railroads may halt service unless Congress acts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Widespread disruptions of freight and passenger rail traffic are likely if Congress doesn't extend a deadline to start using certain safety technology ...

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Firefighter dies in hit-and-run during Fill the Boot fudnraiser

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway ...

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Vegas plane fire passengers escaped with lives — and bags

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Passengers on the British Airways jet whose engine caught fire just before takeoff in Las Vegas escaped with their lives - and some ...

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

FSU football fans with permits can bring gun, lock it in vehicle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University football fans who go to the game this weekend can bring their guns - if they have a concealed weapons ...

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Job openings surging while hiring plods

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies are advertising a lot more jobs. But when it comes to filling them, many remain cautious.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

McDonald’s to switch to cage-free eggs

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada over the next decade, marking the latest ...

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

NY wants salt warnings on menus

NEW YORK (AP) - Some sub sandwiches, movie theater pretzels and even milkshakes and salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind salt warning symbol in New ...

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Clerk who fought gay marriage released

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

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