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Hawaiians spur STD app’s name change

HONOLULU (AP) - A sexual health information app called "Hula" will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app's owner said Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Nestle Purina in dog fight over competitor’s claims

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nestle Purina PetCare Co. filed suit Tuesday against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., accusing its competitor of misleading consumers about the ingredients in its dog and cat foods.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


US to unleash IRS on Russian banks

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the United States attempts to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, the Treasury Department is deploying an economic weapon that could prove more costly than sanctions: the Internal Revenue Service.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Spy plane disrupts air safety system

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The primary air traffic control system around Los Angeles shut down last week because data from the a U-2 spy plane's flight plan confused software that helps track and route aircraft around the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Oklahomans survey wildfire damage; 1 dead

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) - Residents in an Oklahoma community where a wildfire killed one person, burned thousands of acres and destroyed at least six homes returned to survey the damage Monday as firefighters continued to battle the stubborn blaze.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Woman stranded after crash will lose feet

DENVER (AP) - Kristin Hopkins wrote pleas for help on a red-and-white umbrella that she managed to push through a broken window of her crashed car and open, hoping to attract the attention of drivers on a scenic highway above.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Clip suspected in circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Man freed in delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• DALLAS COP INDICTED FOR SHOOTING MENTALLY ILL MAN: DALLAS (AP) - Two Dallas police officers have been indicted in the last two weeks for shooting and wounding residents in incidents where the initial police accounts were later contradicted by video.

May 05, 2014 | | Nation


Top-two primary alters state’s political landscape

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Rep. Gary Miller announced in February he would retire from Congress, it was hardly a surprise. The surprise was that Miller was a member of Congress.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


Teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


‘Young’ blood rejuvenates aging mice

NEW YORK (AP) - If Mickey Mouse is feeling his age at 86, scientists may have found just the tonic: the blood of younger mice.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


Acrobats fall during circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 04, 2014 | | Nation


NM taking aim at drone use in hunting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is in line to become the next state to take aim at the use of drones for hunting big game animals.

May 02, 2014 | | Nation


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Man guilty of setting up wife’s death while on walk with son

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation


3 accused in Islamic State plot

NEW YORK (AP) - Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authorities said.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation


Did mom poison her child with salt?

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook adds new gender option for users: Fill in the blank

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation


Vandalism shows Internet’s vulnerability

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation


Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation


Calling for cooperation, Obama confronts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline - a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Spacewalking astronaut safe after leaks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Biden checks off another early state

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - First, Iowa. Then, South Carolina. Now, New Hampshire.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Lack of snow, warm weather plague Iditarod

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Warm weather continues to play havoc for organizers of the world's most famous sled dog race.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• POLICE: BUS AIDE STOLE LUNCH MONEY, FOOD FROM PRESCHOOLERS: MILVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A school bus aide has been charged with stealing lunch money and bagged lunches from preschoolers in New Jersey.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set

NEW YORK (AP) - Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


RAISING PAY

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect in Vegas mom killing smoked pot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police knew a 19-year-old suspect in a shooting that killed a neighborhood mother of four smoked marijuana before he surrendered during a standoff last week, and investigators questioned him while he was high, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


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