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‘Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is imposing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


‘High school hoop program suspended

STRASBURG, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia high school's boys basketball program has been suspended indefinitely following allegations of sexual misconduct on a team bus.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Sean Penn tells ‘60 Minutes’ his ‘El Chapo’ mission ‘failed’

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Penn says his article on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman "failed" in its mission.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Warehouse worker takes third of $1.6B

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Marine helicopters crash off Oahu, search under way

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) - Rescuers searched choppy waters on Friday where debris was sighted after two Marine Corps helicopters carrying six crew members each crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, military officials said.

January 15, 2016 | | Nation


Trump, Cruz go at each other

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values," ending months of civility between fiery contenders seeking to tap into voter anger and frustration.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Best Buy reports weak holiday sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Best Buy's shares sank Thursday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain reduced its sales outlook for the fourth-quarter as it reported weak holiday business in mobile phones and personal devices.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Intel stock beats Wall Street forecasts

SAN MATEO (AP) - Intel posted a fourth-quarter earnings report that was slightly better than Wall Street forecasts, but its stock still fell in late trading Thursday amid signs of a continued slump in the personal computer business.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion in mortgage settlement

NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs said Thursday it had reached a roughly $5 billion settlement as part of a federal and state probe into its role in the sale of mortgages in the years leading up into the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


GoPro stock tumbles after weak sales

SAN MATEO (AP) - GoPro had a rough holiday season.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Wage trends: Poor getting poorer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


No evidence man who attacked cop part of terror cell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The head of the FBI said Thursday the agency has found no indication that the man who ambushed a Philadelphia policeman was part of an organized terror cell or that there are plans for another such attack in the city.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Another teen charged in school murder plot

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Two 16-year-old girls have now been charged as adults in an alleged plot to kill classmates at a suburban Denver high school.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Bones of hunted mammoth show early human presence in Arctic

NEW YORK (AP) - The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans in the Arctic.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


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California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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