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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."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


US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) - The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) - BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Trump: Accusers ‘horrible horrible liars’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Lashing back, Donald Trump heatedly rejected the growing list of sexual assault allegations against him as "pure fiction" on Thursday ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


911 operator accused of hanging up on 1000s of calls

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston 911 operator accused of hanging up on thousands of emergency calls is charged with two counts of interference with an emergency ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


FAA: Arkansas event followed rules in airplane turkey drop

YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Federal Aviation Administration investigators said a festival in northwestern Arkansas did not break any rules when it tossed live turkeys from an ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Man abducted co-worker, possibly tortured her to death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Evidence found in the home of a man long considered a person of interest in his co-worker's disappearance suggests she might ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon adding 120,000 temp workers to meet holiday demand

NEW YORK (AP) - The holidays are coming and Amazon plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers in an effort to meet an expected spike in ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Truck ‘explodes’ through home, killing woman

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a driver who lost control of his pickup truck plowed through a bedroom and dining room of a central Florida ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


An ‘ick’ factor to Trump, Clinton for Halloween?

NEW YORK (AP) - Last Halloween, Erin Holin and her husband coiffed their 2-year-old's blond hair, Donald Trump style, and bought him a little suit ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


An ‘ick’ factor to Trump, Clinton for Halloween?

NEW YORK (AP) - Last Halloween, Erin Holin and her husband coiffed their 2-year-old's blond hair, Donald Trump style, and bought him a little suit ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Something is happening here: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate. In the book world's equivalent of a Supreme Court ruling, the Nobel judges declared Thursday that Dylan ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Baby dies when stroller plunges down NYC elevator shaft

NEW YORK (AP) - A 6-week-old baby died Thursday when her stroller accidentally plunged down an empty elevator shaft in a Brooklyn building.

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Disability rights group sues Uber over wheelchair access

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing company's adherence to federal disability laws ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


NY deems 2 ex-Uber drivers employees, not contractors

NEW YORK (AP) - Two former Uber drivers are eligible for unemployment benefits after the state labor department determined they were employees, not independent contractors as ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Note 7 recall to cost another $3 billion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics says the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


Verizon closing call centers in five states

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Verizon plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, where the impending loss of ...

October 13, 2016 | | Nation


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