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Retailer Delia’s to liquidate operations

NEW YORK (AP) - Delia's said Friday that it plans to liquidate its stores and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

December 05, 2014 | | Nation

Gas prices below $2 a gallon in Texas and Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers coming from miles away to fill up.

December 05, 2014 | | Nation

Job gains put US on pace for best growth since ‘99

WASHINGTON (AP) - A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.

December 05, 2014 | | Nation

US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

Police cases converge to stir national debate

NEW YORK (AP) - From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national conversation Thursday about racial justice and police use of force.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

Uber raises $1.2 billion, valued at $40 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation

UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation

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Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ company trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As the Washington Redskins defend their federal trademark registration, they argue in court papers that the government has registered plenty of companies ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Man bites dog, popping eye out of socket

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been convicted of biting a small dog on the face and choking him so hard his ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Taiwan, Chinese presidents to meet first time since ‘49

BEIJING (AP) - China confirmed Wednesday that President Xi Jinping will meet this weekend with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in a historic first culminating nearly eight ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Officer shot himself, arrested for false report

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas police officer who sparked a manhunt and investigation by claiming he had been shot during a traffic stop was ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

Survey: Religious Americans keep faith amid secularization

NEW YORK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say ...

November 03, 2015 | | Nation

TransCanada : Suspend pipeline review

TORONTO (AP) - TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast, has asked the U.S. State ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Police backlash puts pressure on Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

NEW YORK (AP) - Calls by police groups to boycott Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" are putting pressure on one of December's most anticipated ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Group objects to New York district’s transgender policy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Christian advocacy group has asked a western New York school district to stop letting a transgender student use the boys ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Bush hits campaign reset, retools slogan: ‘Jeb Can Fix It’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jeb Bush hit the reset button on his faltering presidential campaign, racing across Florida Monday with a new slogan that cast him ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Youths across US suing to push government on climate change

SEATTLE (AP) - They can't vote yet, but dozens of young people want a say in the planet's future, so minors nationwide have been ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

White House slamss Ryan’s immigration remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party on immigration.

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Supreme Court troubled by DA’s rejection of black jurors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court signaled support Monday for a black death row inmate in Georgia who claims prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Yet another E. coli in outbreak at Chipotle’s

SEATTLE (AP) - Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain's third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people - prompting ...

November 02, 2015 | | Nation

Concealed carry license holder kills armed gunman trying to rob store

CHICAGO (AP) - A customer with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed man attempting to rob a Chicago neighborhood store, police said Sunday.

November 01, 2015 | | Nation

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