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Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to ‘drive dirty’

DETROIT (AP) - Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


New legal marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

DENVER (AP) - Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


House to take up bill blocking money for ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House will take up a bill this week blocking funding for so-called "sanctuary cities" that resist turning over immigrants to federal authorities.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


Indiana agency: No action is planned over card game prizes

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana senior center has stopped offering prizes like cookies and toilet paper in euchre card games in which residents paid a few dollars to play after state officials warned them the practice constituted gambling.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


Diner owner defends yelling at toddler to stop crying

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The owner of a Maine diner says she's not sorry for yelling at a 21-month-old child for crying in her restaurant because it got the girl to be quiet.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


Worked as woman, collected disability as man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon resident who transitioned to a woman more than three decades ago continued collecting Social Security disability checks under her male identity, fraudulently raking in $250,000.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


Families face tough calls as cost of elder care soars

"Within the first year most people are tapped out. Middle-class families just aren't prepared for these costs." - Joe Caldwell, director of long-term services at the National Council on Aging

July 21, 2015 | | Nation


Nixon’s library museum gets makeover

YORBA LINDA (AP) - A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon's presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday.

July 19, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla adds power to already-fast Model S

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


MGM Resorts saves 2 billion gallons

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City may look like a lush water-waster as the state endures its fourth year of a severe drought, but casino-resorts say their fountains and greenery are well-crafted illusions.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


FITNESS TRACKERS

NEW YORK (AP) - Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery and hasn't picked it up since February.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


MTV causes stir with film on white people

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn't feel the issue concerned them - like those quoted as saying they consider white the "default race" or "normal."

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Death business expands weddings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil. Her groom waited at the other end, in front of decorative doors and lattice work that blocked the view of a nearby cemetery with 73,000 graves.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Adult coloring books selling like crazy

NEW YORK (AP) - Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


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Buddhist monk pleads guilty to embezzling temple to gamble

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Buddhist monk pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Louisiana temple to feed a ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


If you’re considering bariatric surgery . . .

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Finances and fear deter many morbidly obese patients from having stomach-reducing bariatric surgery, but it's steadily becoming more common.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Uber to give drivers option to be paid instantly; no fees

SAN FRAANCSCO (AP) - Uber is launching a pilot program intended to help the ride-hailing service's drivers draw their pay faster, an effort that may ...

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


YouTube now on T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company's "Binge On" video streaming service.

March 17, 2016 | | Nation


Move to outlaw ‘non-helicopter parents’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon ...

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Americans more tolerant of gay marriage but not divorce

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage - but they've grown less comfortable with divorce, a ...

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Court strikes conviction on 20-year-old DUI charge

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a man who was tried last year on a 20-year-old drunken ...

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Child porn, sex charges tied to Army love triangle death case

HONOLULU (AP) - The military is considering whether an Army medic charged with conspiring with his lover to kill his wife will be court-martialed for child ...

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Justice Department probing town’s denial to build mosque

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating whether a New Jersey town violated religious freedom laws when it denied a group's plan ...

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Chicago removes sales tax on tampons

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago City Council has rescinded a city sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins.

March 16, 2016 | | Nation


Obama opens Cuba for business

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana: Cuba is open for business.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Man who ran over son, 4, while looking for scrap sentenced

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A man who accidentally ran over his 4-year-old son while looking for scrap at a central Ohio construction site has been sentenced ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Settlement deal reached in Alabama ‘rape bait’ case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Both sides have reached a settlement in an Alabama lawsuit involving a teenager who says she was raped after a school worker ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


3 Franciscan ex-leaders charged in abuse case

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three ex-leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Blacks playing men’s hoops, football lag behind in degrees

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Young black men playing basketball and football for the country's top college teams are graduating at lower rates than black male students ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


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