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NYC bans tobacco sales to anyone under age 21

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


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November 19, 2013 | | Nation


Kids less fit than parents were

DALLAS (AP) - Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


Congressman charged with cocaine possession

WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel has been charged with cocaine possession after what a federal law enforcement official described Tuesday as a "buy and bust" operation.

November 19, 2013 | | Nation


Officer fires at minivan in traffic stop chaos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two New Mexico state police officers are under investigation and a mother and her 14-year-old son are facing charges after a routine traffic stop turned to chaos when the teen physically confronted one officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying children.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


servative students to stage 'immigrant game'

ConAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A conservative student group announced Monday they will play a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game" this week on the University of Texas at Austin, drawing condemnation from Democrats and a threat of expulsion from campus officials.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Cheney sisters spar on same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over gay marriage that began on "Fox News Sunday" and soon spread to social media.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Prospectors in Pacific Northwest seek fortune in legal pot

SEATTLE (AP) - Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Police sergeants charged with armed robbery

DETROIT (AP) - Two off-duty police sergeants robbed a man believed to have stolen a cellphone belonging to the teenage daughter of one of the officers, prosecutors in Detroit said Monday.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Obama: Help people enroll by mail, in person

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging his supporters to help Americans enroll for health insurance by mail, in person and over the phone.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Methodist jury convicts pastor for gay wedding

SPRING CITY, Pa. (AP) - A United Methodist pastor was convicted Monday of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding and could be defrocked after a high-profile trial that has rekindled debate over the denomination's policy on gay marriage.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


3 airlifted, dozens treated after school leak

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A carbon monoxide leak Monday forced the evacuation of a remote Utah elementary school and sent more than 40 students and staff to medical facilities in Utah and Colorado, including two adults who were still hospitalized into the night, officials said.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Girlfriend says Zimmerman pointed shotgun at her

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.

November 18, 2013 | | Nation


Network of all-boys public schools growing

NEW YORK (AP) - Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model had been resurrected to serve New York City's poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than college.

November 17, 2013 | | Nation


Teacher killings bring risks to light

NEW YORK (AP) - When a 16-year-old student slammed a metal trash can onto Philip Raimondo's head, it did more than break open the history teacher's scalp, knock him out and send him bleeding to the floor.

November 17, 2013 | | Nation


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Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


Proposal would give vets discount on name-brands

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods - a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


‘Game of Thrones’ puts No. Ireland on the map

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version - on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

June 22, 2014 | | Nation


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