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HANOVER, Pa. (AP) - Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

August 03, 2015 | | Nation

Pot industry’s bank bid rejected by regulators

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.

July 31, 2015 | | Nation

Paychecks grow at record- slow pace in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.

July 31, 2015 | | Nation

New York village makes ransom payments to keep computers running

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A village in central New York made ransom payments of $300 and $500 last year to keep its computers running after two official-looking emails released malware throughout its system, state auditors said.

July 31, 2015 | | Nation

Yahoo tries to get more fashionable

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is buying style-tip specialist Polyvore in its latest attempt to become a more fashionable place to advertise.

July 31, 2015 | | Nation

Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib was awarded sole custody

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

‘Teen accused of suffocating her newborn son, then going shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag, then going on a trip to a Victoria's Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder Thursday.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

Man steals SUV with baby in it, leads police on long chase

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky State Police trooper feared the worst as he climbed into the crashed SUV, stolen 48 miles away, and saw the car seat flipped over in the back.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

Kidnapping suspect’s sister files claim against FBI

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

Utah reconsiders canyon name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

Facebook test is next for giant Internet service drone

MENLO PARK . (AP) - Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.

July 30, 2015 | | Nation

Beaches remain open despite oil slick

GOLETA. (AP) - Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick that floated up 1,000 yards from the sand.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Quality behind average vehicle age reaching record 11.5 years

DETROIT (AP) - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are - on mobile devices.

July 29, 2015 | | Nation

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Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Despite federal court order, office won’t issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can ...

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

DNA test proves President Harding fathered daughter out of wedlock

WASHINGTON (AP) - DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson slept with his slave Sally Hemings. Now it's rewriting another lurid chapter in presidential history ...

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Samsung unveils two jumbo phones

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple ...

August 13, 2015 | | Nation

Hiring reaches six-month high during June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to ...

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Couple accused of turning girl, 13, into sex slave

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more ...

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by surgery

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the ...

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit over using teen as bait in sex sting at school can proceed

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit against an Alabama school board to continue over a 14-year-old girl who ...

August 12, 2015 | | Nation

Burger King: One Direction, Buzzfeed spurred chicken fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Burger King's chicken fries may have the boy band One Direction and the website Buzzfeed to thank for the ...

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

Verizon: Existing customers can upgrade

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a ...

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

Clinton relents, gives up email server

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the ...

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

More than 5,000 quakes hit northwest Nevada

RENO (AP) - Seismologists studying a year-long swarm of thousands of mostly minor earthquakes in northwest Nevada say they could be the precursor for a "big ...

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

Parents of boy with cockroach in breathing tube get prison

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman and her husband were sentenced to prison for endangering and neglecting five of her children, including a 4-year-old with ...

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

Colorado may ban ‘candy’ name on marijuana treats

DENVER (AP) - Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday ...

August 11, 2015 | | Nation

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