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5 years for officer who shot handcuffed suspect in his back

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland police officer convicted in a shooting that paralyzed a handcuffed suspect from the waist down was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, far less time than prosecutors had requested.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

SAP to pay Oracle $359M to end battle

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

Justice Department deploys planes to gather cellphone data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

Southern Cal port truckers demonstrate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

Wal-Mart sales up ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

Banks fined billions for rigging currency market prices

LONDON (AP) - Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients - and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance - regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

House, Senate to vote on Keystone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

Pot patient sues after firm won’t hire her

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters and airfields are reaching the government almost daily, say federal and industry officials.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

GOP win in Alaska adds to party’s sweep

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

District scraps religious names on calendar

BALTIMORE (AP) - Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

Gas to average under $3 in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

Dangling workers rescued from WTC

NEW YORK (AP) - Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-layered window to reach them.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

Major federal lab misused contract funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Managers at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General said in a report Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

Man accused of hit-and-run, victim in windshield

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man accused of driving under the influence struck and seriously injured a pedestrian and then kept going, even though the victim was lodged in the vehicle's windshield.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation

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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

Rats winning the face in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - To many in New York City, the rats are winning.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Therapy dogs in courts to help soothe child victims

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The girl had shut down, slumping in her chair as if she had hoped it would swallow her up.

October 18, 2015 | | Nation

Martha Stewart says she should have purchased Kmart

NEW YORK (AP) - If Martha Stewart had her way, Kmart could have been KMartha.

October 15, 2015 | | Nation

Push for pilot strike at Allegiant

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Teamsters union is making a new push to end contract negotiations with Allegiant Air and move closer to a strike by pilots.

October 15, 2015 | | Nation

Dietary supplements send 23,000 to hospitals yearly

ATLANTA (AP) - Many claim to be natural, which may sound safe, but dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year, a ...

October 14, 2015 | | Nation

What is herbal Viagra? A look at the supplement’s dangers

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say NBA star Lamar Odom had taken over-the-counter sexual performance enhancement drugs before he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel ...

October 14, 2015 | | Nation

Employers offer cash to push shopping around for health care

NEW YORK (AP) - Paula Bennett pockets about $3,000 a year from her employer mainly for driving around 80 miles roundtrip for a deal on ...

October 14, 2015 | | Nation

Apple adds Retina displays to its iMacs

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will enhance the text and the image quality of photos and videos.

October 13, 2015 | | Nation

Top beer makers join forces to face industry challenges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the ...

October 13, 2015 | | Nation

Police defend use of Taser on city official in Texas

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - Police officials in a small, predominantly black Texas college town are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a ...

October 12, 2015 | | Nation

Randy Quaid, wife held in Vermont on Santa Barbara fugitive charges

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Actor Randy Quaid and his wife were ordered held on $500,000 bail each in Vermont on Monday on charges that ...

October 12, 2015 | | Nation

Former congressman says DFS ‘cauldron of daily betting’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. congressman who drafted the 2006 legislation used by DraftKings and FanDuel as proof of their legitimacy says is it ...

October 12, 2015 | | Nation

YC mayor’s group to host presidential forum

NEW YORK (AP) - The political organization founded by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a bipartisan presidential forum on income inequality this ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

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