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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


East Texas man guilty of assault; judges gives him life in matrimony

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


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Verizon is pulled back into unlimited wireless data game

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon, in a major reversal, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan.

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Sears, Kmart remove some Trump products from online

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears and Kmart have evicted "a very small number" of Trump-branded items from their online stores, but won't specify how many ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, Trudeau to discuss women in workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce today, showing the ...

February 13, 2017 | | Nation


Shopping getting more political

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU seeing surge in members & donations

NEW YORK (AP) - The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Supreme Court nominee has defended free speech, religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been a defender of free speech and a skeptic of libel claims, an Associated Press ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Immigrants wait in fear after raids

CHICAGO (AP) - Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


GM posted $9.4B net profit in 2016, encore may be tough

DETROIT (AP) - At an investors' conference during Detroit's auto show in January, confident General Motors executives told investors to expect improved pretax profits for ...

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Aluminum-sided Expedition SUV being rolled out by Ford

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co.'s biggest SUV is dropping some weight.

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Miss France crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Immigration order ‘small price’ for safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday tried to tamp down concerns about President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Students stranded abroad, colleges condemn travel ban

BOSTON (AP) - Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban that has left some students and professors stranded abroad.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Uber CEO challenged for Trump connection after immigrant ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uber found itself in hot water on two fronts related to President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


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