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More Americans turn to refund advances

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Baristas stop writing ‘Race Together’

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Brown calls Cruz ‘unfit’ to run for president

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz' views on climate change make the Texas Republican unfit to run for president and that he would entertain making another bid for the White House himself if he were younger.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect dead, officer hurt in Arizona Wal-Mart brawl

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) - An overnight brawl in an Arizona Wal-Mart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg.

March 22, 2015 | | Nation


Spend more, tax less

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


OK: Genetically engineered potatoes, apples

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Off-duty police in fatal wrong-way crash

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club drove the wrong way down a New York City highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer early Friday, killing an officer and a civilian and critically injuring two other policemen.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Benefit checks are accurate

Q: I am 82 years old. My husband is 85. Based on a recent column you wrote about wives getting benefits from their husband's account, I think I am due more money from Social Security. How do I go about getting what is rightfully mine?

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


HealthCare.gov sending out corrected tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it's making progress trying to correct a tax-form error that affected 820,000 customers of HealthCare.gov.

March 20, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge - and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon gets FAA OK to experiment with drones

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Fed won’t have big impact on your loans anytime soon

NEW YORK (AP) - Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


LEARNING IN INTERNET AGE

NEW YORK (AP) - For the organizations that give standardized tests, it's a common - and common-sense - security measure.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


101 MINUTES OF CPR

DANVILLE, Penn. (AP) - In a survival story his doctors call extraordinary, a 22-month-old Pennsylvania boy whose lifeless body was pulled from an icy creek was revived after an hour and 41 minutes of CPR and has suffered virtually no lingering effects.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


Flap: Pledge recited in Arabic

PINE BUSH, N.Y. (AP) - A school in upstate New York has apologized for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic after complaints from district residents who lost family members in the Afghanistan war.

March 19, 2015 | | Nation


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Marches in protest of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States today to mark May Day and protest against President Donald ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


School vouchers rising in many GOP states

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


NYC mayor wants free preschool for 3-year-olds

NEW YORK (AP) - Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City's mayor win office in 2013.

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump warning North Korea’s missiles will eventually get better

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Washington state school district halts international student trips

KENT, Wash. (AP) - A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn't be ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


At 100 days in, Trump rallies backers in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


11 killed by storms, in South & Midwest

CANTON, Texas (AP) - At least 11 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped ...

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

WASHINGTON (AP) - Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year.

April 30, 2017 | | Nation


Teen sells $1M in custom socks

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) - Seventeen-year-old Oregon resident Brennan Agranoff spends his days going to school, doing chores and running his custom-design sock business.

April 24, 2017 | | Nation


Trump heads into tough week over budget, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK (AP) - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Police ambush killer’s strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Study: Whale and boat collisions is more common

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie "Dog Years ...

April 23, 2017 | | Nation


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