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More against NYC ban on large sugary drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Black bear euthanized after eating Canada murderer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that ate the remains of a convicted murderer.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Women engineers trace tech gender gap to childhood education decisions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Gory incidents: Online 'zombie' talk grows

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man's face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


George Zimmerman in police custody

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

CHICAGO (AP) - Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Venus takes center stage in rare sky show that won’t happen for 100 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a spectacle that won't repeat for another century - the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.

June 02, 2012 | | Nation


Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument of being steward of recovery

CHICAGO (AP) - The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth - and the president's political prospects, too.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument of being steward of recovery

CHICAGO (AP) - The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth - and the president's political prospects, too.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Man accused of cannibalism ranted on Facebook

JOPPATOWNE, Maryland (AP) - The college student suspected of killing and eating parts of a man staying at his home ranted months ago about "mass human sacrifices" on Facebook, one of several details that emerged Friday in the second gruesome case of alleged cannibalism in the U.S. in a week.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

BODY OF MISSING FLA. BABY FOUND IN TRUNK: CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 1-month-old baby was found dead Friday in the trunk of a car in Florida, and the boy's father has been taken into custody, police said.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Zimmerman back to jail; judge says he lied to court during his bail hearing

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Trayvon Martin's shooter must return to jail, a judge ordered Friday in a strongly worded ruling that said George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain bond in a case that hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the teen was killed.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

POLICE: 'HERO' SAVED OTHERS IN SEATTLE SHOOTINGS: SEATTLE (AP) - Someone inside an artsy Seattle cafe where a gunman opened fire threw stools at the assailant during a shooting rampage police described as "callous, horrific and cold," a move that allowed others to run to safety.

May 31, 2012 | | Nation


Defense of Marriage Act heads to US Supreme Court over benefits

BOSTON (AP) - A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.

May 31, 2012 | | Nation


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Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

WASHINGTON (AP) - New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.

March 31, 2014 | | Nation


Mudslide missing drops to 22

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities in Washington state say they believe 22 people are still missing in the deadly Washington state mudslide that has killed at least 24 people.

March 31, 2014 | | Nation


Blast rocks Washington gas plant

SEATTLE (AP) - A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring four workers, causing about 400 people to evacuate from nearby farms and homes, and emitting a mushroom cloud of black smoke that was visible for more than a mile.

March 31, 2014 | | Nation


Glitches slow health care sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a flood of last-minute sign-ups, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to apply for health insurance Monday, but deadline day for President Barack Obama's overhaul brought long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills.

March 31, 2014 | | Nation


Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, extending a slow retreat from the category that began nearly a decade ago.

March 31, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• COUPLE HITS IT BIG IN LOTTERY 3 TIMES: PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia couple is averaging more than $1 million a week in lottery winnings.

March 31, 2014 | | Nation


City awaits ruling on moment of prayer

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - At their most recent monthly meeting, the five members of the Greece Town Board took their seats, gaveled to order and moved quickly through the regular opening agenda:

March 30, 2014 | | Nation


Quake forces evacuations in south state

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.

March 30, 2014 | | Nation


Test rules out heart attacks in the ER

WASHINGTON (AP) - A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

March 30, 2014 | | Nation


No system to track landslide hazards

SEATTLE (AP) - People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.

March 30, 2014 | | Nation


US, Russia talks fail to end deadlock

PARIS (AP) - The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.

March 30, 2014 | | Nation


Mormons gather for historic women’s meeting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon women gathered around the world this weekend for what leaders called a historic meeting of the faith.

March 30, 2014 | | Nation


Obama tells Pope Francis he is a ‘great admirer’

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A visibly energized President Barack Obama held a nearly hourlong audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, expressing his great admiration for the pontiff and inviting him to visit the White House.

March 28, 2014 | | Nation


Hopes fade of finding survivors

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Washington state officials all but abandoned hope Friday of finding survivors under tons of twisted, sodden earth as a community waited in anguish to learn the full scope of what is already one of the most devastating landslides in U.S. history.

March 28, 2014 | | Nation


Slide survivor tells of ‘wave’ of mud slamming into home

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.

March 28, 2014 | | Nation


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