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Facebook adds new gender option for users: Fill in the blank

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation

Vandalism shows Internet’s vulnerability

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | | Nation

Calling for cooperation, Obama confronts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline - a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Spacewalking astronaut safe after leaks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Biden checks off another early state

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - First, Iowa. Then, South Carolina. Now, New Hampshire.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Lack of snow, warm weather plague Iditarod

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Warm weather continues to play havoc for organizers of the world's most famous sled dog race.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


• POLICE: BUS AIDE STOLE LUNCH MONEY, FOOD FROM PRESCHOOLERS: MILVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A school bus aide has been charged with stealing lunch money and bagged lunches from preschoolers in New Jersey.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set

NEW YORK (AP) - Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation

Suspect in Vegas mom killing smoked pot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police knew a 19-year-old suspect in a shooting that killed a neighborhood mother of four smoked marijuana before he surrendered during a standoff last week, and investigators questioned him while he was high, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pills before, after sex help prevent HIV

SEATTLE (AP) - For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation

Man convicted in deaths of ‘American Sniper’ author, friend

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

February 24, 2015 | | 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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