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GE to pay $2.25 million for air pollution

WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) - General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty in releasing potentially unsafe levels of air pollution from a hazardous waste incinerator in upstate New York and submitting false pollution control records.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


2014 US health spending grew at fastest rate of Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health care spending last year grew at the fastest pace since President Barack Obama took office, driven by expanded coverage under his namesake law and by zooming prescription drug costs, the government said Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Texas sues feds to block resettlement of Syrian refugees

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas on Wednesday sued the U.S. government in an effort to block six Syrian refugees from resettling in Dallas this week.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Holocaust survivor, rescuer reunited in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) - An Israeli man and a Polish woman were reunited Wednesday in New York, seven decades after her Catholic family saved him during the Holocaust.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Online donations on Giving Tuesday jump by over $10 million

SEATTLE (AP) - A technology company that processes online giving says donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded last year's day of generosity by more than $10 million.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Video doesn’t show the fatal Houston police shooting

HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a Houston police officer in 2014 said even though video released by police on Wednesday from the incident does not show the actual shooting it is still important because it details the moments that led to the deadly incident.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada judge sets more hearings in Reno end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Money is behind a Reno hospital's rush to pull the life-support plug from a 20-year-old woman declared brain dead by doctors more than six months ago, a lawyer for the woman's family alleged Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-wife says Colorado suspect vandalized another clinic

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic left a decades-long trail of broken marriages, scant social connections and a reputation for religious zealotry that didn't match his yen for gambling and extramarital affairs.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Sundance Film Festival reveals drama, documentary contenders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dramatic contenders at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival span history, genre and setting, from the slave days in the South to the gay-sex scene today in LA's Korean spas.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Arkansas execution drugs meet potency requirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The three drugs Arkansas plans to use to execute eight inmates meet federal potency and purity requirements, according to a laboratory hired by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Expert: Suspect didn’t pose a threat when officer kicked him

DOVER, Del. (AP) - An expert in police tactics and use of force said Wednesday that he thinks a white police officer in Delaware delivered a "vicious blow" in kicking a black suspect in the head, breaking his jaw and knocking him out.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Mother on trial for assaulting tot on Alaska-Hawaii flight

HONOLULU (AP) - A mother on trial for allegedly assaulting her 15-month-old daughter during a flight from Alaska to Hawaii didn't do anything that went beyond "proper parental discipline," her federal public defender told jurors Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that's considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Missouri clinic to keep abortion license during court battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that a Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic can keep its abortion license at least until late December, a move that doesn't allow the facility to immediately resume terminating pregnancies but could smooth its path to restoring the service.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


NFL moves Pete Morelli’s crew off Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli's crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


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Court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Obama’s State of the Union seeking to frame 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address will unmistakably attempt to frame the choice facing Americans as they select his ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton-Sanders race tightens in Iowa

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton has spent much of her presidential campaign looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, focusing instead on Republicans and the November ...

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


Reno jeweler’s Commercial uses same-sex couple

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno commercial depicting two women getting engaged has been playing on local TV stations and in movie theaters and drawing little ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Congressman wants Aloha wear allowed on House floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - A Hawaii Congressman wants Aloha wear to be allowed on the House floor on Fridays, a change from the current rule ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Man is charged with attempted murder in shooting of Philly cop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man who investigators say claimed he shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam was charged Saturday with ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Death sentence tossed, but California man will serve life

SANTA ANA (AP) - A federal appeals court secretly overturned the death penalty for a Southern California man who has spent nearly three decades on death ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Planned Parenthood backing Hillary Clinton in primary race

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) - Planned Parenthood is swinging behind Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race and says that won't mean negative campaigning against ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom took $30,000 before flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Weeks before "affluenza" teen fugitive Ethan Couch was arrested in Mexico with a cheap disguise of dyed hair and beard, his ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Case could weaken government unions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The largest teachers union in Michigan still represents Jason LaPorte at the bargaining table, but he no longer pays anything to support the ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ranchers’ cause, not tactics, gains support in GOP circles

DENVER (AP) - Republicans have widely condemned the armed standoff by a group of ranchers to reclaim federal land in eastern Oregon, but their goal of ...

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


Rolling Stone slammed over interview

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a big scoop, and one Rolling Stone may well regret.

January 10, 2016 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom complains about jail conditions

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A "woman with means" who was arrested at a Mexican beach resort city with her fugitive teenage son who invoked "affluenza ...

January 08, 2016 | | Nation


Obama vetoes bill to repeal health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protecting his signature domestic achievement, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed Republican-inspired legislation to repeal his health care law, saying to do so ...

January 08, 2016 | | Nation


Bieber asked to leave Mexico’s ruin site

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican official said Friday that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site ...

January 08, 2016 | | Nation


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