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Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Family wants officer prosecuted for scuffle with 76-year-old man

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The relatives of a 76-year-old man want a South Texas police officer prosecuted for a traffic-stop scuffle in which a stun gun was used on him, an attorney for the family said.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


More charges in death of man hit, carried on car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A driver has pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of manslaughter after being accused of hitting a pedestrian with such force that he flipped on top of her car, carrying him on the roof for 11 blocks and leaving him in the street to die.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


2 states challenge legal Colorado pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Cuban-Americans don’t think alike

MIAMI (AP) - Anyone who thinks Cuban-Americans think alike on Cuba hasn't taken a close look at the community lately, poet Richard Blanco says.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


‘Prison Houdini’ may make legal escape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Budget cuts could delay tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Hacking fallout puts all firms on alert

ATLANTA (AP) - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Volatile online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) - Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Hellmann’s maker drops suit over ‘Just Mayo’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


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


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Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Texas governor signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a law targeting so-called "sanctuary cities" that allows police to ask about a person's ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Trump pushes Senate GOP

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Old tech, passwords galore hurt tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected ...

May 05, 2017 | | Nation


Couple held in deadly random shooting spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A couple driving around in a stolen car took turns randomly shooting at 14 people in California last weekend, killing a man ...

May 05, 2017 | | Nation


Trump trading in White House, Palm Beach for New Jersey

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - The quiet swath of rolling hills and horse farms President Donald Trump is expected to use as a weekend summertime retreat ...

May 05, 2017 | | Nation


Marches in protest of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States today to mark May Day and protest against President Donald ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


School vouchers rising in many GOP states

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


NYC mayor wants free preschool for 3-year-olds

NEW YORK (AP) - Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City's mayor win office in 2013.

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump warning North Korea’s missiles will eventually get better

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Washington state school district halts international student trips

KENT, Wash. (AP) - A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn't be ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


11 killed by storms, in South & Midwest

CANTON, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

WASHINGTON (AP) - Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year.

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


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