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Salman Rushdie, threatened over book, defends free speech

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, said Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Study: Half of California’s new wells involve fracking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twenty percent of California's oil production now comes through hydraulic fracturing, according to a study commissioned by the state and released Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Officials seize alligator in box in LA yard

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 8-foot alligator that was found in a box with two cat carcasses in a suburban Los Angeles backyard might have been living at the home for as long as 40 years, animal officials said Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Need help filing out your tax return? Don’t call the IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Study: Fewer struggling with medical costs as coverage grows

WASHINGTON (AP) - Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Google to test its first modular smartphone effort in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Apple, Google reach new settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A revised settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired with other Silicon Valley companies to block more than 60,000 high-tech employees from getting better job offers.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Google: Driverless cars on road by 2020

DETROIT (AP) - The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.

January 14, 2015 | | Nation


Lawyer: Silk Road creator not drug dealer

NEW YORK (AP) - A San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment before abandoning it was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used almost solely for drug dealing, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday after the government portrayed his client as the mastermind of a worldwide digital drug market.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


Huge luxury suite on ship will run $5,000 a person per night

NEW YORK (AP) - A new luxury cruise ship debuting in 2016 will have one of the largest and most expensive suites ever offered at sea.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla chief expects electric car company profit in 2020

DETROIT (AP) - The head of electric car maker Tesla Motors says the company should turn a profit in five years after it brings a lower-cost car to market.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


Apple camera patent gives GoPro stock jitters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple has patented a new design for a digital video camera that could potentially compete with the rugged portable cameras made by GoPro, a move that sent GoPro's stock tumbling.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


Tiny Cokes: Less guilt, more money for makers

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


Port of Oakland reached all-time high in volume

OAKLAND (AP) - The Port of Oakland has reached an all-time high in cargo volume thanks to a stronger U.S. demand for Asian goods and because busy ports in Southern California have diverted some of their cargo north to Oakland.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Muhammad

PARIS (AP) - In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper Tuesday, featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover that drew immediate criticism and threats of more violence.

January 13, 2015 | | Nation


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Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation


SAFER BIKE LANE

BOSTON (AP) - Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Mailer focuses on school’s drug bust

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia charter school has denied sending out promotional mailers referencing a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) - With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


WWII vet, 93, completes run across America

ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America.

August 21, 2016 | | Nation


Gay police chief makes sheriff’s run

LATTA, S.C. (AP) - A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff ...

August 21, 2016 | | Nation


Is Trump getting back on track?

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a tumultuous stretch of gaffes and falling poll numbers for Donald Trump, top GOP campaign and party officials insisted Sunday that their ...

August 21, 2016 | | Nation


Bill taking aim at ticket scalpers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal crackdown on ticket scalpers using computer programs to jack up the prices of ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


Friends calling imam slaying hate crime; cops say no motive

NEW YORK (AP) - The daylight slaying of a mosque leader and his associate set off fear and anguish Sunday among Bangladeshi Muslims in a New ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


Trump goes on tear against media, not Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the "disgusting" press for a week of distractions ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


New Clinton effort tries to tap power of ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants, hoping to capitalize on ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


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