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Justice Department probing town’s denial to build mosque

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating whether a New Jersey town violated religious freedom laws when it denied a group's plan to build a mosque.

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Chicago removes sales tax on tampons

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago City Council has rescinded a city sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins.

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Obama opens Cuba for business

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana: Cuba is open for business.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Man who ran over son, 4, while looking for scrap sentenced

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A man who accidentally ran over his 4-year-old son while looking for scrap at a central Ohio construction site has been sentenced to six months in jail, most of which he's already served.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Settlement deal reached in Alabama ‘rape bait’ case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Both sides have reached a settlement in an Alabama lawsuit involving a teenager who says she was raped after a school worker tried to use her as bait to catch an alleged sexual predator, court records show.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


3 Franciscan ex-leaders charged in abuse case

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three ex-leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high school athletic trainer, that enabled him to molest more than 100 children.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Blacks playing men’s hoops, football lag behind in degrees

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Young black men playing basketball and football for the country's top college teams are graduating at lower rates than black male students at the same schools - despite having financial and academic support that removes common hurdles preventing many undergraduates from earning a degree, a new report has found.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Newark will test 17,000 students for lead poisoning

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Newark will test up to 17,000 children for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water at nearly half of the schools in New Jersey's biggest city.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


PlayStation VR to debut in Oct. for less than Rift, Vive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony's version of virtual reality will cost a few hundred dollars less than competitors when its headset is released in October.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Google reveals 77 % of its online traffic is encrypted

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online activity.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle says sales recovering, but down 26 %

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle says sales were down 26 percent for February and that it expects to report a loss for the first quarter as it works to recover from a series of food scares.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Instagram says it will show posts in order of ‘relevance’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Instagram users could soon notice something different in their feeds: Instead of showing users the most recent posts first, the mobile photo-sharing app says it will give higher priority to posts that each user is likely to care about most.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


TARGETING OVERDOSES

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Study questions impact of students’ weight report cards

NEW YORK (AP) - When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds being labeled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.

March 14, 2016 | | Nation


Smartphone ‘voices’ not always that helpful during a health crisis

CHICAGO (AP) - It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer is often "not very."

March 14, 2016 | | Nation


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Hospital works to reduce opioids in ER

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Mark Rosenberg doesn't need to go to his job as chairman of emergency medicine at New Jersey's busiest emergency ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Bison returning ‘home’

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Descendants of a bison herd captured and sent to Canada more than a century ago will be relocated to a Montana American ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Tea party activists hail ruling vs IRS

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists are heartened by a federal appeals court ruling that strengthens their legal push against the IRS for alleged targeting in ...

March 27, 2016 | | Nation


Punish people for texting while walking?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Jared Schumacher is among the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who routinely use electronic devices to text, listen to music ...

March 27, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s phone interviews in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - In television news, a telephone interview is typically frowned upon. Donald Trump's fondness for them is changing habits and causing consternation ...

March 27, 2016 | | Nation


Rolling Stones deliver historic free concert

HAVANA (AP) - Rock legends the Rolling Stones strutted and sang before hundreds of thousands of jubilant Cubans in Havana on Friday, delivering a historic concert ...

March 26, 2016 | | Nation


Syracuse edges Gonzaga for spot in Elite 8

CHICAGO (AP) - Every part of it paid off for Syracuse. The Orange learned and persevered during a trying season.

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Title shot against Kovalev looming for Andre Ward

OAKLAND (AP) - It's seems a foregone conclusion that Andre Ward will get his long-anticipated shot at unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev later this ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Stanford stuns Notre Dame in regional semifinal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Stanford's party crashers spoiled Notre Dame's bid for a sixth straight Final Four appearance.

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Spieth, McIlroy, Day advance to weekend

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Jordan Spieth had water on his left and a solid wall of fans on his right on his way to another comfortable ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


WAKE UP & SMELL THE COMPETITION

WASHINGTON (AP) - The coffee obsession has reached a new peak: You can now know the altitude at which the beans used for your morning cup ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada Oks $9M tax break to build hyperloop test track

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada officials authorized $9 million in tax incentives to a California company set on testing a super high-speed, tube-based transportation system, saying ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


A look at 5 common Social Security myths

I probably could write a column called "The Top 100 Social Security Myths." But that would fill up half of the website you are looking ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Court nixes class action suit over TGIF’s drink prices

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A lawsuit that began over a $1.59 discrepancy for a drink at TGI Friday's cannot proceed as a class ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


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