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NJ mall frees up Santa’s lap: No more $35 to $50 fee

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Santa Claus is free again.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire - any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Pot use in pregnancy may pose risks, warnings needed

CHICAGO (AP) - Warning: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding poses potential harms.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Mainer who shot intruder sues his landlord to keep gun for protection

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A disabled former lobsterman who shot an intruder after buying a gun to defend himself sued his landlord Monday over a policy that prohibits him from keeping a gun in his subsidized apartment.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Viral review triggers run on Wal-Mart pies

NEW YORK (AP) - Two million pounds of sweet potatoes. That's what it's going to take to get Patti LaBelle's suddenly famous sweet potato pie back onto shelves at Wal-Mart.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton goes after Sanders on taxes

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Sunday that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and "scrap" President Barack Obama's health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Hog manure fuels natural gas project

ALBANY, Mo. (AP) - One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


3 student leaders called on to resign

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Student leader: School has racism, unity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri - a school now known for one student's hunger strike and other protests against the administration's handling of racial bias and hostility on campus - he promised to "ignite Mizzou."

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Donations drop after gay leader decision

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of the largest Boy Scout councils in the country is laying off employees because donations are down - possibly a side effect of tension between the Scouts and the Mormon church over this summer's decision to allow gay Scout leaders.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


France bombs Islamic State HQ

PARIS (AP) - France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


After Paris attacks, fugitive slipped thru police dragnet

PARIS (AP) - Hours after the synchronized attacks that terrorized Paris, French police questioned and released the suspect who is now the focus of an international manhunt, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.

November 15, 2015 | | Nation


Minimum wage vaults onto agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first question in Tuesday's GOP presidential debate - whether the minimum wage should go to $15 an hour - was the starkest evidence yet that U.S. workers have managed to thrust the issue of pay onto the presidential campaign agenda.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation


Restaurant ‘fires’ patron who berated autistic delivery driver

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation


120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande pledged that France would stand firm against what he called terrorism.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation


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Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners’ suit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to info, tools on phones

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Target celebrates stretch marks in swimwear ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is celebrating the stretch mark as a thing of beauty. The chain has launched a swimwear campaign on social media that ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Pepsi pulls 12-packs, 2-liters from shelves over soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pepsi is pulling 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city's new tax on sweetened ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) - Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON (AP) - Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room - but ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


YouTube reverses some of posting restrictions on gay-themed content

SAN BRUNO (AP) - The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Target revamps stores for those in a rush, those who ramble

NEW YORK (AP) - In a move to bring shoppers back to its stores, Target is embarking on an ambitious redesign aimed at helping people who ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Intel documents offer no evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered ...

March 19, 2017 | | Nation


Cost may rise for many older Americans

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) - Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald ...

March 19, 2017 | | Nation


Stay in Dublin brewery bar for 1 night

DUBLIN (AP) - Guinness is inviting its first sleepover guest in the Dublin brewery's 258-year history - by transforming its rooftop bar into a penthouse with ...

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


White woman’s use of Mardi Gras krewe blackface stirs debate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's blackface -- the racist, minstrel-show practice of whites imitating blacks.

March 13, 2017 | | Nation


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