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GE to pay $2.25 million for air pollution

WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) - General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty in releasing potentially unsafe levels of air pollution from a hazardous waste incinerator in upstate New York and submitting false pollution control records.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


2014 US health spending grew at fastest rate of Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health care spending last year grew at the fastest pace since President Barack Obama took office, driven by expanded coverage under his namesake law and by zooming prescription drug costs, the government said Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Texas sues feds to block resettlement of Syrian refugees

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas on Wednesday sued the U.S. government in an effort to block six Syrian refugees from resettling in Dallas this week.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Holocaust survivor, rescuer reunited in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) - An Israeli man and a Polish woman were reunited Wednesday in New York, seven decades after her Catholic family saved him during the Holocaust.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Online donations on Giving Tuesday jump by over $10 million

SEATTLE (AP) - A technology company that processes online giving says donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded last year's day of generosity by more than $10 million.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Video doesn’t show the fatal Houston police shooting

HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a Houston police officer in 2014 said even though video released by police on Wednesday from the incident does not show the actual shooting it is still important because it details the moments that led to the deadly incident.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada judge sets more hearings in Reno end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Money is behind a Reno hospital's rush to pull the life-support plug from a 20-year-old woman declared brain dead by doctors more than six months ago, a lawyer for the woman's family alleged Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-wife says Colorado suspect vandalized another clinic

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic left a decades-long trail of broken marriages, scant social connections and a reputation for religious zealotry that didn't match his yen for gambling and extramarital affairs.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Sundance Film Festival reveals drama, documentary contenders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dramatic contenders at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival span history, genre and setting, from the slave days in the South to the gay-sex scene today in LA's Korean spas.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Arkansas execution drugs meet potency requirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The three drugs Arkansas plans to use to execute eight inmates meet federal potency and purity requirements, according to a laboratory hired by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Expert: Suspect didn’t pose a threat when officer kicked him

DOVER, Del. (AP) - An expert in police tactics and use of force said Wednesday that he thinks a white police officer in Delaware delivered a "vicious blow" in kicking a black suspect in the head, breaking his jaw and knocking him out.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Mother on trial for assaulting tot on Alaska-Hawaii flight

HONOLULU (AP) - A mother on trial for allegedly assaulting her 15-month-old daughter during a flight from Alaska to Hawaii didn't do anything that went beyond "proper parental discipline," her federal public defender told jurors Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that's considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Missouri clinic to keep abortion license during court battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that a Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic can keep its abortion license at least until late December, a move that doesn't allow the facility to immediately resume terminating pregnancies but could smooth its path to restoring the service.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


NFL moves Pete Morelli’s crew off Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli's crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


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IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency budget plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS is planning to push you to fire up the computer rather than calling for tax help, but the agency's in-house ...

January 06, 2016 | | Nation


BACKGROUND CHECKS EXPAND

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

NEW YORK (AP) - Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


US Navy Pacific Fleet smaller, even as China’s military grows

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet is shrinking even as the U.S. and its allies are facing challenges posed by China ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Leader of armed group wants land transfer, then will go home

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A leader of the small, armed group that is occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Police say girl abused as mother worked as prostitute in next room

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama said Tuesday that a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while her mother worked as a prostitute in another ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


College begins effort to fire professor for Islam comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials of a Christian college in suburban Chicago on Tuesday said they have begun efforts to fire a professor who was placed on ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Charges considered in fatal dog-mauling of California boy

LINDA (AP) - Authorities were considering Tuesday whether to seek criminal charges against a woman whose pit bull dogs mauled to death her 9-year-old brother in ...

January 05, 2016 | | Nation


Attorney general’s stepdaughter held over disputed taxi fare

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch's stepdaughter was briefly detained at a police station after an argument with an Uber taxi ...

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


GM invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

DETROIT (AP) - The automotive industry is placing its biggest bet yet that using a device to hail a ride - with or without a driver - is ...

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


USA sues VW over Emissions cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing ...

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Smart-tech future beckons us from CES gadget show

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV ...

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Seeso: A new comedy channel

NEW YORK (AP) - Evan Shapiro thinks you deserve to laugh more. Wherever you are. With hot- and cold-streaming comedy from any screen in reach.

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Medicare is changing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether it's coverage for end-of-life counseling or an experimental payment scheme for common surgeries, Medicare in 2016 is undergoing some of the ...

January 04, 2016 | | Nation


Scalia dismisses concept of religious neutrality

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country's constitutional traditions and ...

January 03, 2016 | | Nation


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