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What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Affluenza’ teen, mon planned flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


California tribe to reopen casino after more than a year

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California tribe is set to reopen its casino Thursday, more than a year after a faction attempted an armed takeover, sending gamblers scrambling with chips left on the tables.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Twitter revises policy banning threats & abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Home prices rise in October, helped by solid job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Judge OKs brain tests in end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge gave a Reno hospital the go-ahead Tuesday to conduct brain wave tests on a 20-year-old woman who has been on life-support since April, but the judge indicated she won't rule until at least Jan. 22 on the crucial question of life or death.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Next generation taste test

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


END OF MEAT?

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Texas’ ‘affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas district attorney's office says Mexican authorities have detained a teen who disappeared with his mother after video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck that killed four people.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Bakery owners pay damages in gay wedding case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid $135,000 in state-ordered damages - after refusing to do so for nearly six months.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Dangerous helicopter-bird Strike numbers increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The crew of a Dallas police helicopter was searching for a capsized boat last March, when there was a loud explosion and wind rushed through a huge hole in the windshield.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Health law reporting extension for employers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department on Monday gave employers an extension of critical reporting requirements, as it seeks to manage some of the most complicated parts of the federal health care law.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Whole Foods to pay $500K for overcharging

NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods said Monday it will pay New York City $500,000 to settle allegations it overcharged customers for prepackaged foods.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon sets record for Christmas Eve deliveries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Fats Domino stirred New Orleans flavor into rock ‘n’ roll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In appearance, Fats Domino wasn't a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Premiums rising 34% percent for most popular Obamacare health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


UPS will raise some rates by 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates on U.S. ground and air shipments and international services by an average of 4.9 percent ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't want Amazon boxes sitting on the porch? The company hopes you'll let a stranger inside to drop them off.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Clinton camp helped fund Trump-Russia dossier research

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


GOP senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pair of senators from President Donald Trump's own Republican Party blistered him with criticism Tuesday in a dramatic day of denunciation ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


US suspects Niger villager betrayed Army troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Body found is missing Texas toddler; father says she choked

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing toddler whose body was found in a culvert under a road in suburban Dallas now says the girl ...

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Federal court clears way for immigrant teen to get abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for a 17-year-old immigrant held in custody in Texas to obtain an abortion.

October 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Teens charged with murder in highway rock throw incident

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Five teenagers accused of throwing rocks from a Michigan highway overpass were charged with second-degree murder Monday in the death of a ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints

PHOENIX (AP) - Airliners began flying over Twila Lake's bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Battery suspect can attend pregnant victim’s delivery

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge says a man charged with punching his pregnant fiancée in the abdomen must stay away from her ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


Father of missing girl charged with first-degree felony

DALLAS (AP) - The father of a missing 3-year-old North Texas girl was arrested Monday after voluntarily giving new answers to investigators' questions about his daughter ...

October 23, 2017 | | Nation


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