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Best Buy shares down as it offers muted profit goals

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Best Buy fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain outlined long-term profit goals that displeased investors.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Health benefit offers from small firmss keep vanishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list

NEW YORK (AP) - In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


7.1 quake kills 139 as in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Haitians find ‘Mexican dream’ instead

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Stanislav Petrov, averted nuclear war, dies at 77

MOSCOW (AP) - Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold War, has died at 77.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


GOP strains for last chance Obamacare repeal votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T in tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years, justifying the spurt of red ink with promises of surging economic growth and a burst of new revenues.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


More protests set for today after quiet night in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP musters final push to erase health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill's impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial estimates won't be ready in time for a vote.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


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‘Share tables’ keep unwanted lunch food out of trash

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - As 9-year-old Sabrina Agosto left her school's lunch line, she dropped her carton of milk on the cafeteria's "share ...

November 23, 2017 | | Nation


Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Widow of Grateful Dead’s lawyer auctions rare items

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Record mogul accused of sex harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama’s Roy Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year at Macy’s

NEW YORK (AP) - Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the ...

November 19, 2017 | | Nation


Analysis: Senate bill hikes taxes for 13.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia sheriff facing charges over school search suspended

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor on Monday suspended a sheriff who faces charges including sexual battery after a drug search at a high school earlier ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Donald Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during, after campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's oldest son on Monday released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

NEW YORK (AP) - Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances - and that can mean picking sides.

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate will get pillow to help him breathe during execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he's being executed this week, among other accommodations ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


UK Scrabble group bans star player for breaking tile game rule

LONDON (AP) - The Association of British Scrabble players banned one of its star players for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could ...

November 13, 2017 | | Nation


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