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14 charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) - Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) - The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) - BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man gets 7 years for mailing bomb to Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oklahoma man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff in a plot to frame a former business partner.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Congress votes to extend tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sued over shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Retired officer gives autism safety

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


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Whole Foods to pay $500K for overcharging

NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods said Monday it will pay New York City $500,000 to settle allegations it overcharged customers for prepackaged foods.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon sets record for Christmas Eve deliveries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Schools ease athlete penalties for pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Documents: Officer tried put woman in car after collapse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A police officer tried to put a woman into a patrol car after she collapsed at a hospital, believing that she was ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


White officer won’t face charges in black boy’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) - A grand jury on Monday declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Texas cleans up after twisters, ice, and snow pelt Midwest

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Jacqui Gordon spent Monday sifting through the debris that had been her home, searching for old family photographs - especially of her father ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Judge tosses lawsuit filed by SeaWorld customers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego has dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought by SeaWorld patrons who claimed they were deceived about how ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Heirs to NH poet sue ‘Big Bang Theory’

NEW YORK (AP) - The heirs to a New Hampshire teacher who wrote a poem about a "soft kitty" eight decades ago said in a lawsuit ...

December 28, 2015 | | Nation


Trump: Relying on free media

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nobody understands the power of the media on public perception quite like Donald Trump. The former reality television star and tabloid ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Some say praise for Christie’s a approach on misplace

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has drawn accolades from supporters and detractors alike for his work addressing the opiate problem in New Jersey ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square end-of-year preparations in full swing

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waterford crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its glittering entrance into 2016 later this week.

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Relatives of 2 blacks killed by Chicago police question shootings

CHICAGO (AP) - Grieving relatives and friends of two people shot and killed by Chicago police said Sunday the slayings raised concerns about why officers "shoot ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado marijuana banking case tests federal drug rules

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government's stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


11 die in Texas tornadoes, Midwest flooding kills 12

GARLAND, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage ...

December 27, 2015 | | Nation


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