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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

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend and two men she had been romantically involved with, as well as the owner of a rival tow truck company.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

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Judge orders immigrant kids released from detention

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

New Mexico boasts world’s longest tamale

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world's longest tamale Saturday morning.

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

NY stages topless parade with 60 cities worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Broadway put on a very different kind of matinee on Sunday: dozens of bare-chested women and men parading down the Great White ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

Nevada sheriff vows crackdown on Burning Man crime next week

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada sheriff is promising to crack down on any crime occurring in the Black Rock Desert at next week's Burning ...

August 23, 2015 | | Nation

First two women to pass Ranger School are Army pilot, military cop

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - The first two women to pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during ...

August 21, 2015 | | Nation

Stuff you didn’t know you could do on Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) - Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

Man finds wife with lover, bites off piece of his ear

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man admits he attacked his wife's lover and bit off part of the man's ear after finding the ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

Robbers with machete run when cashier pulls out sword

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two ninja-clad teens armed with a machete and expecting an easy robbery at a Pittsburgh convenience store got quite a shock when a ...

August 19, 2015 | | Nation

Home Depot separates itself from retail crowd in 2Q

NEW YORK (AP) - Homes are getting a lot of TLC from their owners of late, which means better sales for businesses like Home Depot.

August 18, 2015 | | Nation

FDA approves female sex pill with safety restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought ...

August 18, 2015 | | Nation

Pay raises, store spruce-ups crimp Wal-Mart as profit drops 15.1%

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but ...

August 18, 2015 | | Nation

Starbucks, Panera tweak pumpkin spice latte formulas

SEATTLE (AP) - The pumpkin spice latte battle is heating up just in time for fall.

August 17, 2015 | | Nation

New York restaurants file objections to $15 wage

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fast-food franchise owners in the state, in a prelude to a possible lawsuit, have filed objections to a proposal to raise ...

August 17, 2015 | | Nation

Computer breach is bigger than first thought; IRS reports 334K victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally ...

August 17, 2015 | | Nation

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