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Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Stock market surges 619 points

NEW YORUK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balances.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Airlines wage limited fare wars

CHICAGO (AP) - Airline fare wars are making a comeback.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation


Bush hit from both sides on birthright

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jeb Bush came to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post to talk about veterans' affairs but two words hung over the town hall event in a Denver suburb Tuesday: anchor babies.

August 25, 2015 | | Nation


CEO of male escort Internet site, 6 workers charged with prostitution

NEW YORK (AP) - The chief executive of a Manhattan-based online male escort service and six of his employees at Rentboy.com were arrested Tuesday on charges of promoting prostitution.

August 25, 2015 | | Nation


Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid faces first sainthood test

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | | Nation


Prosecutors: Ex-surgeon refers to himself as ‘killer’ in email

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas neurosurgeon facing criminal charges alleging he may have intentionally hurt patients who had turned to him to resolve debilitating injuries sent a chilling email to his girlfriend saying he was ready to "become a cold blooded killer," according to prosecutors.

August 25, 2015 | | Nation


Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

August 25, 2015 | | Nation


Bad traffic? Blame beeping economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

August 25, 2015 | | Nation


Car wash chemical is dangerous to workers

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - A chemical commonly used at commercial car and truck washes can be dangerous to workers, according to new research by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

August 24, 2015 | | Nation


Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

ATLANTA (AP) - Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 24, 2015 | | Nation


Prosecutor: Man sent nude photo to O’Donnell’s daughter

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday.

August 24, 2015 | | Nation


State: Mobile medical pot cart illegal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - It didn't take long for an entrepreneur to combine two of Portland's favorite things: marijuana and food carts.

August 24, 2015 | | Nation


Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw for programs

NEW YORK (AP) - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.

August 24, 2015 | | Nation


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Ivanka will donate book proceeds to charity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump said Thursday she is donating proceeds from her upcoming book to charity, with the first grants going to the National Urban ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale

TILLER, Ore. (AP) - In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

MARION, Ill. (AP) - The flip of a coin on Thursday decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks of slowed breathing ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


New ‘delicioso’ postage stamps dedicated to Latino cuisine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From the kitchen table to the mail, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday recognized the influence of Latino foods and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas set to execute first murderer since 2005

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Pence: ‘Era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas fights to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Professor sues Wal- Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Roadside memorials a tricky matter for mourners, officials

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As roadside memorials become more common on roadways in the wake of fatal crashes, efforts to regulate these makeshift sites can ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack

CINCINNATI (AP) - At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Neil Gorsuch sworn in to restore conservative tilt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


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