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Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M

NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, 90, dies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

DENVER (AP) - A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months, parents abroad

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

MLK estate drops licensing lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) - With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Four bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Powerful NY state politician arrested on bribery charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Toddler fatally shoots self with dad’s gun

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area toddler is dead after finding his father's .380-caliber handgun in the family's car Wednesday afternoon and shooting himself, officials said.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Apple’s Cook gets hefty bonus for 2014

CUIPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year. That's more than double what he received the previous year, as the company enjoyed a surge in sales and profit fueled by the popularity of its new, over-sized iPhone 6 models.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary."

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

T-Mobile to offer new phone deals to people with bad credit

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile says it will offer deals on new smartphones to customers with bad or no credit, regardless of how they pay, and charge no interest.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Social Security extends field office hours

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration says a budget increase this year will allow it to keep field offices open an extra hour on most weekdays, starting in March.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Got Battery? Lots of low batteries but no quick fix

NEW YORK (AP) - At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for hidden electrical outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?

January 22, 2015 | | Nation

Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.

January 21, 2015 | | Nation

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Monitors at radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Google to give away software to Microsoft Office defectors

MOUTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is escalating an attack on Microsoft's lucrative Office software in an attempt to hit its longtime rival where it will ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuits could force VW to buy back cheating diesels

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. Some legal experts say the automaker could be ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

NEW YORK (AP) - Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or ...

October 20, 2015 | | Nation

Texas cuts off Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Potential delay on some upgrades to gov’t insurance site

WASHINGTON (AP) - With sign-up season starting in less than two weeks, the Obama administration indicated on Monday that some long-awaited upgrades to the government's ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

Health law fine on the uninsured will more than double

WASHINGTON (AP) - The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

‘Hell on Wheels’ arrested for DUI

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a woman accused of drunken driving and hitting six vehicles initially identified herself to an officer as "Hell on ...

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

We will Rock U: College takes root in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) - It's a syllabus you can head bang to.

October 19, 2015 | | Nation

One rather large diamond for wedding

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia couple who first met nine years ago on a softball diamond decided to team up there, too, tying ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

2 men seriously injured in shark attacks

HONOLULU (AP) - Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate shark attacks off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Family of 5 dead after SUV goes into lake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An entire family, including three young children, died Sunday after their vehicle went into a suburban Phoenix lake, authorities said.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Finding alternatives to suspending students

DALLAS (AP) - The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb led to widespread ridicule of school ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Boy, 6, fatally shoots brother, 3

CHICAGO (AP) - A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers" with a gun their father told investigators he ...

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

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