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Scholars who studied liars, put pants on rats win Ig Nobels

BOSTON (AP) - A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement.

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Yahoo hack steals personal info from 500M accounts

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider.

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


LinkedIn adding news feeds, ‘bots’ & training

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging "bots" and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job-hunting.

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Luxury stores add more amenities in tougher market

NEW YORK (AP) - Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could lead to a Mercedes-Benz van carrying a customized wardrobe pulling up to a home, hotel or office.

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla update halts automatic steering

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors says a software update to its Autopilot system will disable automatic steering if drivers don't keep their hands on the wheel.

September 22, 2016 | | Nation


Chicago hiring 970 more cops

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's police department will add 970 new positions over the next two years, its superintendent announced Wednesday, saying the move will help combat the dramatic increase in shootings and homicides that has left thousands injured and hundreds dead this year.

September 21, 2016 | | Nation


Girl, 15, pepper sprayed, charged after bike crash

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Police pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl and charged her as a juvenile with assault and disorderly conduct after her bicycle hit a car, prompting disagreement Wednesday about whether the officers acted properly.

September 21, 2016 | | Nation


Charlotte under state of emergency for 2nd night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency in the city.

September 21, 2016 | | Nation


Missouri man accused of sexually attacking, killing teen daughter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man accused of sexually attacking and suffocating his high school honors student daughter and leaving her body in a motel room was jailed Wednesday on $750,000 cash bond.

September 21, 2016 | | Nation


‘Potential bombing witnesses seen with suitcase are sought

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators of last weekend's bombings have released an image of two men who took a suitcase they found on a city street, possibly without realizing a wired pressure cooker they removed from it and left behind could have blown them to bits.

September 21, 2016 | | Nation


Comcast plans to launch wireless service next year

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would be limited to areas of the country where it's a cable provider.

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Senators heap bipartisan criticism on Wells Fargo CEO, who apologizes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The CEO of Wells Fargo faced calls for his resignation Tuesday from harshly critical senators over allegations that bank employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales quotas.

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Mylan CEO defends high EpiPen prices

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and is signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry.

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


FedEx beats Street forecasts with 1Q profit of $715 million

DALLAS (AP) - FedEx is raising prices, boosting earnings and making plans for handling the crush of holiday packages.

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton struggles with traditional playbook

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - For months, Democrats argued that voters would get "serious" about the campaign once it reached the fall and would reject Donald Trump's no-holds-barred approach.

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


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An ‘ick’ factor to Trump, Clinton for Halloween?

NEW YORK (AP) - Last Halloween, Erin Holin and her husband coiffed their 2-year-old's blond hair, Donald Trump style, and bought him a little suit ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


An ‘ick’ factor to Trump, Clinton for Halloween?

NEW YORK (AP) - Last Halloween, Erin Holin and her husband coiffed their 2-year-old's blond hair, Donald Trump style, and bought him a little suit ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Something is happening here: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate. In the book world's equivalent of a Supreme Court ruling, the Nobel judges declared Thursday that Dylan ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Baby dies when stroller plunges down NYC elevator shaft

NEW YORK (AP) - A 6-week-old baby died Thursday when her stroller accidentally plunged down an empty elevator shaft in a Brooklyn building.

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Disability rights group sues Uber over wheelchair access

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing company's adherence to federal disability laws ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


NY deems 2 ex-Uber drivers employees, not contractors

NEW YORK (AP) - Two former Uber drivers are eligible for unemployment benefits after the state labor department determined they were employees, not independent contractors as ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Note 7 recall to cost another $3 billion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics says the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Verizon closing call centers in five states

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Verizon plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, where the impending loss of ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


‘Unshackled’ Trump lashes out

WASHINGTON (AP) - The "shackles" gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


Man guilty of mailing cyanide that killed Englishman

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A man charged with mailing cyanide to a suicidal man in England, leading to his death, has been found guilty by a ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


Bakery accused of racism for Oreo pastry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland bakery is being accused of racism for selling an Oreo cupcake they named "Mr. President."

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


Teen cleared of drugging officer wants an apology

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) - A Utah man who was cleared Tuesday after being arrested two months earlier on accusations he a drugged a police officer's ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


North Carolina braces for more flooding in downstream towns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A state trooper shot and killed an armed man during a search for flood victims in a tense and dispirited North ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation


Measure taxes wealthy to support public education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is a state that both mints millionaires and relies heavily on taxing them to fund its education and provide basic state ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ginsburg: Anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem "dumb and ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation


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