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Do fitness trackers really help?

NEW YORK (AP) - Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market Thursday. But will the devices really help you get healthier?

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Utah university creates ‘texting lane’ for phone-focused walkers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Feds announce nationwide health care fraud sweeps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Thursday.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Which woman should appear on $10 bill?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks?

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Lobster prices rise as summer season gets off to slow start

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - American lobster prices are swelling as the summer fishing season gets off to a slow start in New England.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


McDonald’s downsizing in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Allegiant Air faces labor disputes, questions

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Issues continue to circle overhead for low-fare Allegiant Air as directors gathered in the profitable company's Las Vegas headquarters Thursday for a shareholder meeting.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


‘PURE, PURE CONCENTRATED EVIL’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - It was an act of "pure, pure concentrated evil," Charleston's mayor said - a black community's leading lights extinguished in a spray of bullets, allegedly at the hands of a young white man who was welcomed into their Bible study session. And so the nine victims at The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church joined the ever-lengthening list of America's racial casualties.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer: Man blown away by wife’s role in prison escape plot

NEW YORK (AP) - A man was "blown away" by word that his wife discussed having two inmates kill him as she helped them plot their successful escape from a maximum-security prison in northern New York, his lawyer said on Thursday.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Jury recommends no extra prison for Marine who killed Iraqi civilian

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A military jury on Thursday recommended that a U.S. Marine twice convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian get no additional prison time beyond the roughly seven years he has already served for the crime.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Illinois high court: Comcast must reveal anonymous commenter

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications must identify an Internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate molests children, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Texas repeals ban on deep fryers in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's about freedom, not the fries.

June 18, 2015 | | Nation


Delivery by drone in 30 minutes?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.

June 17, 2015 | | Nation


Luck runs out: Man loses $92K in winning lottery tickets

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The same lucky lottery numbers, 7-1-5, that won a Florida man tens of thousands of dollars over the years banked him another $92,000 payout last month. And then his luck ran out: the 184 winning tickets, each worth $500, were nowhere to be found.

June 17, 2015 | | Nation


Three postal workers accused of rigging Operation Santa program

NEW YORK (AP) - Three postal workers played the Grinch and stole laptop computers, a toy train, boots and other gifts destined for underprivileged children by rigging the Operation Santa program where they worked, authorities said.

June 17, 2015 | | Nation


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Congress cracks down on ‘bots’ that snap up tickets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Straightening out colonoscopy guidelines

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please advise what the current recommendation is as far as follow-up colonoscopies are concerned? It has always been my understanding ...

December 07, 2016 | | Nation


Smartphone health apps don’t flag danger

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broader view of war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Older immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Mistrial declared in black motorist’s shooting by officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Tech firms target terrorist propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship makes flight

MOJAVE (AP) - Virgin Galactic's new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Amazon Go grocery store will have no checkout lines

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


2 doors of Wal-Mart founder’s first store donated to museums

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of ...

December 05, 2016 | | Nation


Jewish family fights museum over art looted by the Nazis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


OC prosecutors may be removed from murder case

SANTA ANA (AP) - The Orange County district attorney's office, criticized in a recent appellate court ruling for a systemic failure to protect defendants' rights ...

December 04, 2016 | | Nation


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