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American Eagle beats 3Q profit forecasts

PITTSBURGH (AP) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc. on Wednesday posted a third-quarter profit that topped Wall Street expectations and named its interim CEO - and longtime chairman - to the post permanently.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Lobster, schlobster: Seaweed is Maine’s hot new product

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - It's green, it's gooey and it's giving Maine's famous lobsters a run for their money.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Canadian Pacific CEO expects Norfolk Southern deal response

Canadian Pacific's CEO said Wednesday he expects to get a formal response soon from Norfolk Southern about whether the Virginia-based railroad wants to pursue a proposed merger.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


GE to pay $2.25 million for air pollution

WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) - General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty in releasing potentially unsafe levels of air pollution from a hazardous waste incinerator in upstate New York and submitting false pollution control records.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


2014 US health spending grew at fastest rate of Obama years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health care spending last year grew at the fastest pace since President Barack Obama took office, driven by expanded coverage under his namesake law and by zooming prescription drug costs, the government said Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Texas sues feds to block resettlement of Syrian refugees

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas on Wednesday sued the U.S. government in an effort to block six Syrian refugees from resettling in Dallas this week.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Holocaust survivor, rescuer reunited in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) - An Israeli man and a Polish woman were reunited Wednesday in New York, seven decades after her Catholic family saved him during the Holocaust.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Online donations on Giving Tuesday jump by over $10 million

SEATTLE (AP) - A technology company that processes online giving says donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded last year's day of generosity by more than $10 million.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Video doesn’t show the fatal Houston police shooting

HOUSTON (AP) - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a Houston police officer in 2014 said even though video released by police on Wednesday from the incident does not show the actual shooting it is still important because it details the moments that led to the deadly incident.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Nevada judge sets more hearings in Reno end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Money is behind a Reno hospital's rush to pull the life-support plug from a 20-year-old woman declared brain dead by doctors more than six months ago, a lawyer for the woman's family alleged Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-wife says Colorado suspect vandalized another clinic

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic left a decades-long trail of broken marriages, scant social connections and a reputation for religious zealotry that didn't match his yen for gambling and extramarital affairs.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Sundance Film Festival reveals drama, documentary contenders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dramatic contenders at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival span history, genre and setting, from the slave days in the South to the gay-sex scene today in LA's Korean spas.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Arkansas execution drugs meet potency requirement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The three drugs Arkansas plans to use to execute eight inmates meet federal potency and purity requirements, according to a laboratory hired by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Expert: Suspect didn’t pose a threat when officer kicked him

DOVER, Del. (AP) - An expert in police tactics and use of force said Wednesday that he thinks a white police officer in Delaware delivered a "vicious blow" in kicking a black suspect in the head, breaking his jaw and knocking him out.

December 02, 2015 | | Nation


Mother on trial for assaulting tot on Alaska-Hawaii flight

HONOLULU (AP) - A mother on trial for allegedly assaulting her 15-month-old daughter during a flight from Alaska to Hawaii didn't do anything that went beyond "proper parental discipline," her federal public defender told jurors Wednesday.

December 02, 2015 | | 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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