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Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

HOUSTON (AP) - The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


Mexico supreme court opens door to recreational pot use

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


As Facebook grows, expect to see more ads on Instagram

MENLO PARK (AP) - If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


Heinz closing plants including San Leandro

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Kraft Heinz will close seven plants in the U.S. and Canada as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, or roughly 14 percent of its North American factory workforce, the newly merged food company announced Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


Many health co-ops closing

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half of the health care law's nonprofit insurance co-ops are closing, the Obama administration said Tuesday even as it defended the troubled alternative to mega-insurers.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon opens first brick & mortar bookstore

SEATTLE (AP) - Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of business.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla’s 3Q loss widens, but share price rise on production

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors' net loss more than tripled in the third quarter as expenses and research costs rose, but investors cheered news that the company expects to meet or exceed its production targets this year.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed "unexplained inconsistencies" in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles - a development it said could cost the company another 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion).

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


School says it can’t let teen die

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama teen with a terminal heart condition has not returned to school after a spate of hospitalizations because of what his mother says is a dispute with school officials about how he might die.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ company trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As the Washington Redskins defend their federal trademark registration, they argue in court papers that the government has registered plenty of companies with offensive names.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Man bites dog, popping eye out of socket

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been convicted of biting a small dog on the face and choking him so hard his eye popped out.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Taiwan, Chinese presidents to meet first time since ‘49

BEIJING (AP) - China confirmed Wednesday that President Xi Jinping will meet this weekend with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in a historic first culminating nearly eight years of quickly improved relations between the two sides.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Officer shot himself, arrested for false report

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas police officer who sparked a manhunt and investigation by claiming he had been shot during a traffic stop was arrested Tuesday after he admitted to colleagues that the incident never happened and he had shot himself.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Survey: Religious Americans keep faith amid secularization

NEW YORK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say they have no ties to a particular religion.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


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Arkansas inmates snatch keys, take control of part of prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Six inmates snatched keys from three correctional officers at a maximum security prison in Arkansas on Monday and held the officers ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


‘Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that’d be great’

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) - John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Iowa school uses full-body wraps, denies mental care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa school for juvenile offenders subjects the boys to restraints and seclusion rooms and denies them essential mental health care ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona woman becomes 55th sent to death row in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


School to promote healthy relationships after boy is charged

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The head of a school where a boy is accused of sexually assaulting five female classmates said Monday that it is reviewing ...

August 07, 2017 | | Nation


US in rare bull’s-eye for total solar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Thirteen injured in hazardous materials leak at SoCal dock

LONG BEACH (AP) - Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a container ship leaked a hazardous material in the Port ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Big, toothy 6-foot long fish found in Nevada chomped prey like sharks

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s unprecedented hands-on messaging carries risks for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Search called off for 3 US Marines who crashed

SYDNEY (AP) - U.S. military officials called off a search and rescue operation on Sunday for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Rare August tornado sends 30 to hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A rare late summer tornado smashed into a shopping district of Tulsa early Sunday just hours after it was packed with people ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Pence slams report on possible 2020 presidential groundwork

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea missiles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Fresno State professor won’t teach after anti-Trump tweet

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will not be returning to ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


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