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Woman killed, 7 hurt in blast after gas leak

EWING, N.J. (AP) - A gas leak and subsequent explosion destroyed at least 10 houses and damaged dozens of others at a suburban town house development Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring seven workers, authorities said.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation

Facebook looks to buy drone firm

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation

United cracks down on bag size limit

NEW YORK (AP) - United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags, even sending some of them back to the ticket counter to check their luggage for a fee.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation

RadioShack will close 1,100 stores

NEW YORK (AP) - There will soon be about 1,100 fewer places to buy batteries.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation

California needs storm every other day until end of May to end drought

MERCED (AP) - Two recent storms that washed over bone-dry California delivered welcome rain and snow, but officials from the state's Drought Task Force said Tuesday that much more is needed to alleviate the crisis.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation

Sierra snowpack one-third normal; March miracle desperately needed

TRUCKEE. (AP) - Weather watchers in the Sierra Nevada say they need a "Miracle March" to recover from an abysmal winter that has produced only one-third of the normal snowpack by this time of year.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation

Obama’s 2015 budget appeals to Demos

WASHINGTON (AP) - Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training.

March 03, 2014 | | Nation

Oscar celeb selfie a landmark moment

NEW YORK (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.

March 03, 2014 | | Nation

Minnesota farmer creates granddaddy of a snowman

GILMAN, Minn. (AP) - A farmer in central Minnesota has created a towering tribute to winter's excess.

March 03, 2014 | | Nation

Friends common source of abused meds

CHICAGO (AP) - Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

March 03, 2014 | | Nation

False alarm ‘Olympus’ movie ad fine $1.9M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It turns out that using emergency warning tones in a TV commercial with images of the White House blowing up and the flashing words "THIS IS NOT A TEST" is frowned upon by the government.

March 03, 2014 | | Nation


• DAUGHTER'S FACEBOOK POST COSTS FATHER $80,000: MIAMI (AP) - A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement.

March 03, 2014 | | Nation

Ukraine tensions increase

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Warning that it was "on the brink of disaster," Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia.

March 02, 2014 | | Nation

Woman claimed to be sister when she was ticketed

POLK, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on forgery and other charges because state police say she identified herself as her sister when she was pulled over and given two traffic tickets, and again when she pleaded guilty before a district judge and was fined.

March 02, 2014 | | Nation

Rap disrespect of black icons raises concerns

NEW YORK (AP() - Malcolm X and rap music have always fit together like a needle in the groove, connected by struggle, strength and defiance. But three recent episodes involving the use or misuse of Malcolm and other black icons have raised the question: Has rap lost touch with black history?

March 02, 2014 | | Nation

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Afghanistan, Iraq conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) - Heroes forged in Afghanistan and Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in ...

October 25, 2015 | | Nation

Historic footage of parachuting beavers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

Disabled? Man caught using a ladder

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who has filed more than 30 lawsuits claiming to be disabled - including one seeking food stamps for his service ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

Car infotainment systems still distract even with voice commands

DETROIT (AP) - Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

Fatal shooting of 4-year-old began with traffic lane dispute

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Alan Garcia had just picked up his two children from school when it happened. He was trying to get off a ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

Documents: Arizona tried to illegally import execution drug

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona tried to illegally import a lethal injection drug that's not approved in the U.S. but never obtained it after ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

FCC votes to further cut cost of inmate calls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal commission's decision Thursday to further reduce the cost of jail and prison phone calls led some to hail ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

Probe: EPA caused mine spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold ...

October 22, 2015 | | Nation

EBay beats 3Q profit forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $539 million.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series ...

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

Apple cleaning up act in China with more renewable energy

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is cleaning up its manufacturing operations in China to reduce the air pollution caused by the factories that have assembled hundreds of ...

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

GM overcomes huge recall costs to post healthy 3rd quarter profit

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' third-quarter profit fell slightly, but the company rode strong North American sales to overcome $1.5 billion in costs from its ...

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

Biden won’t run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's storied political career will come to an end much the way it started nearly half a century ago: shaped by ...

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

Bush: Move Interior HQ to the West

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he would rein in regulation at the Interior Department as president and try to move its headquarters ...

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

WikiLeaks publishes CIA director’s emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The WikiLeaks organization posted material Wednesday from what appears to be CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security ...

October 21, 2015 | | Nation

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