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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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Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her ...

November 27, 2015 | | Nation

Man meets stranger who helped save his life

BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident this summer had a surprise reunion this week with ...

November 27, 2015 | | Nation

West Point bans cadet pillow fight after 30 injured

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Ohio State moves to end annual lake jump after student dies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio State University announced Wednesday that it will move to end an annual lake jump after a student experienced a fatal medical emergency ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Man convicted of killing wife; posted Facebook photo of body

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Woman reports ‘dynamite’ text; passenger removed from plane

BALTIMORE (AP) - Four passengers were removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger said she saw one ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Russia’s Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

MOSCOW (AP) - In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

No charges for man who left Ak-47 assault rifle at Utah Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who left an unloaded semi-automatic rifle at the state Capitol as part of a protest against gun violence ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

French lawmakers extend airstrikes

PARIS (AP) - French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation


SUNNYVALE (AP) - Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

E. coli in salad vegetables

SEATTLE (AP) - Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

EPA moves to withdraw OK of controversial weed killer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Signed editions of Harper Lee novel

NEW YORK (AP) - How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of "Go Set a Watchman" for ...

November 25, 2015 | | Nation

Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

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