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FCC votes to further cut cost of inmate calls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal commission's decision Thursday to further reduce the cost of jail and prison phone calls led some to hail it as a money saver for inmates' families, but immediately prompted phone companies to threaten legal action.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Probe: EPA caused mine spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


EBay beats 3Q profit forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $539 million.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series, movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Apple cleaning up act in China with more renewable energy

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is cleaning up its manufacturing operations in China to reduce the air pollution caused by the factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads during the past eight years.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


GM overcomes huge recall costs to post healthy 3rd quarter profit

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' third-quarter profit fell slightly, but the company rode strong North American sales to overcome $1.5 billion in costs from its deadly ignition switch recall. Its shares rose almost 7 percent in afternoon trading Wednesday.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Biden won’t run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's storied political career will come to an end much the way it started nearly half a century ago: shaped by crushing personal tragedy that shook his deep-seated confidence in his own ability to lead.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Bush: Move Interior HQ to the West

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he would rein in regulation at the Interior Department as president and try to move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to the West, home to 90 percent of federally owned land.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


WikiLeaks publishes CIA director’s emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The WikiLeaks organization posted material Wednesday from what appears to be CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security clearance application containing personal information.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Obama says US will tackle prescription drug abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to combat the "epidemic" of heroin use and prescription painkiller abuse that is upending communities across the country.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Attorneys for transgender student ask for new judge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge who repeatedly referred to a transgender student's "mental disorder" should be removed from presiding over the teenager's lawsuit challenging a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his high school, his attorneys said in court papers Wednesday.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Monitors at radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural southern Nevada, state and federal officials said Monday.

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


REGISTERING DRONES

WASHINGTON (AP) - Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft to be registered.

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


Google to give away software to Microsoft Office defectors

MOUTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is escalating an attack on Microsoft's lucrative Office software in an attempt to hit its longtime rival where it will hurt the most.

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuits could force VW to buy back cheating diesels

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. Some legal experts say the automaker could be forced to buy back the cars altogether.

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


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New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over shrine revamp

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

October 21, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded veteran sees student debt forgiven but $62,000 tax bill

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


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