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Hawaii considers making it official with ukulele

HONOLULU (AP) - Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis's "Blue Hawaii," of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation


Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation


Stroke risk tied to weather swings

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation


Study disputes value of routine mammograms

TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment.

February 12, 2014 | | Nation


Washington governor suspends death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he's in office, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Sierra storm doubles snowpack, eases drought pain

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Drought worries are far from over, but the weekend storm in the Sierra more than doubled the mountain snowpack and should ensure normal river flows into western Nevada for at least part of the summer, federal water officials say.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing

HOUSTON (AP) - Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Happy Meal heroin suspect in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman accused of hiding heroin in Happy Meals and selling them from a Pittsburgh drive-thru has been "emotionally crushed" by the allegations, her defense attorney said Tuesday, though he stopped short of denying the charges.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Package explodes, killing lawyer at home

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators said Tuesday that a package sent to a rural Tennessee home exploded, killing a lawyer who lived there and injuring a woman.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Trooper who stopped cop sues after harassment

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Jane Watts was on routine patrol early one morning when a Miami police car whizzed past at speeds that would eventually top 120 mph. Even with her blue lights flashing and siren blaring, it took Watts more than seven minutes to pull the speeder over.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Gay teen achieves Eagle Scout milestone

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) - Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Loud-music killing case defense rests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy after an argument over loud music testified Tuesday that he thought he saw the barrel of a gun from the teen's SUV and that he feared for his life before firing his weapon.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Majority want change in US-Cuba policy

MIAMI (AP) - A majority of Americans and even higher proportion of Floridians support re-establishing relations with Cuba, Washington's Cold War-era foe that remains blocked behind a five-decade economic embargo, results from a poll released Tuesday show.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Poverty Law Center seeks exchange program reforms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Southern Poverty Law Center is calling on the U.S. government to reform cultural exchange programs, saying those have left some foreign participants vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


IRS loses appeal on new rules for tax preparers

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


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Jeans that give directions? CES offers a glimpse

AS VEGAS (AP) - Here's a morning routine for you.

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


US approves fix for some VW diesels

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen will soon be able to repair some of its diesel cars so they meet U.S. emissions standards.

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple CEO Tim Cook’s pay slumps along with iPhone sales

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple penalized CEO Tim Cook for the iPhone maker's first sales slump in 15 years with a 15 percent pay cut.

January 06, 2017 | | Nation


Naked woman who stole deputy’s truck in custody following chase

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - A naked woman stole a sheriff's department pickup truck Thursday and led law enforcement officers on an estimated 70-mile high-speed chase ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


New Texas bathroom bill may spark NC-like uproar

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Top Texas Republicans are eager to bring a fight that sparked upheaval and business boycotts in North Carolina to the country's ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Transgender: Catholic hospital refuses to perform hysterectomy

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A transgender man sued a Roman Catholic hospital on Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, amid legal battles, gives deposition against restaurant chef

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition on Thursday for a lawsuit stemming from a clash with a celebrity restaurateur at his ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Evidence paints Dylann Roof as racist, drifting loner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Before Dylann Roof was arrested for killing nine black church members, he scribbled a note to his mother, apologizing for all ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican workers: Trump took their jobs

VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) - Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Trump may pursue wall without new bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a wall on ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Principal admits stealing nude images from students

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images and trade them ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Hate-crime charges filed in attack on special needs man

CHICAGO (AP) - Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Mexico protests, looting kills two, 700 are arrested

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Anger over gasoline prices hikes in Mexico fueled more protests and looting Thursday, and officials said the unrest had resulted in the ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Shhh, your washer might overhear you

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Alexa, are you spying on me?

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


Toyota stock dip after Trump tweet on plant

TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. stock fell 2 percent in early Friday morning trading after President-elect Donald Trump said on Twitter that the Japanese automaker ...

January 05, 2017 | | Nation


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