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Snow piles from Buffalo storm still melting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - People from Buffalo hear it all year - over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?"

July 28, 2015 | | Nation


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Health care spending to accelerate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

FDA approves weight loss balloon

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Boy gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

July 28, 2015 | | Nation

Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buys

NEW YORK (AP) - The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Nike offers partial FuelBand refund

NEW YORK (AP) - Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many steps a user is taking or how many calories they've burned.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Shipwreck-hunting firmy sues over Blackbeard’s ship

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's flagship that sank off the North Carolina coast nearly 300 years ago sued the state Monday for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and videos of the wreck and recovery.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Burger King’s sales get a boost from Chicken Fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King got a boost from the return of its "Chicken Fries."

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Federal prisons recognize humanism as religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal prisoners who identify as humanist can now celebrate Darwin Day and get accommodations typically afforded to those inmates who believe in a deity.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Father took blame for son’s fatal hit-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A judge on Monday vacated the sentence of a Milwaukee man who spent more than a year in prison before admitting he took the blame for a fatal hit-and-run to protect his son.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

PBS special tells story of atomic weapons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released as the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Did man kill a number of women?

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) - A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved disappearances or slayings, authorities said Monday.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Scouts end total ban on gay adults

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

July 27, 2015 | | Nation

Foothill fire burns 2 square miles

ALTANTA (AP) - Fire authorities said Sunday a wildfire at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada has burned a little over 2 square miles of drought-stricken timber and not 6 square miles as it had been reported.

July 26, 2015 | | 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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