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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

Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

NEW YORK (AP) - Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Texas cuts off Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Potential delay on some upgrades to gov’t insurance site

WASHINGTON (AP) - With sign-up season starting in less than two weeks, the Obama administration indicated on Monday that some long-awaited upgrades to the government's ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Health law fine on the uninsured will more than double

WASHINGTON (AP) - The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

‘Hell on Wheels’ arrested for DUI

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a woman accused of drunken driving and hitting six vehicles initially identified herself to an officer as "Hell on ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

We will Rock U: College takes root in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) - It's a syllabus you can head bang to.

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

One rather large diamond for wedding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia couple who first met nine years ago on a softball diamond decided to team up there, too, tying ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

2 men seriously injured in shark attacks

HONOLULU (AP) - Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate shark attacks off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

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