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RAISING PAY

NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

February 25, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect in Vegas mom killing smoked pot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police knew a 19-year-old suspect in a shooting that killed a neighborhood mother of four smoked marijuana before he surrendered during a standoff last week, and investigators questioned him while he was high, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Pills before, after sex help prevent HIV

SEATTLE (AP) - For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Man convicted in deaths of ‘American Sniper’ author, friend

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Autistic boy severely beaten in cafeteria

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri sixth-grader with Asperger's syndrome has suffered complications from a severe beating he took in the lunchroom from another student, his parents say.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor forced into April runoff election

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday's municipal election, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff because it forces him into a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

February 24, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska 3rd state with legal pot

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Man accused of luring girl with snacks, killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who was released on bond in a burglary case used snacks to lure a 6-year-old girl into his motel room in the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson and strangled her, court records say.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Marine who vanished gets 2 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Driver of stolen car runs into ambulance on highway, dies

MAGNOLIA, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a stolen car has crashed into an ambulance on a New Jersey highway and has been killed.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Single mom wins part of $564M jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A single mother of four from a small North Carolina town came forward Monday as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

ARREST MADE IN DOG MAULING THAT CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN: LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman was arrested Monday after police say her four mixed breed pit bulls attacked a 65-year-old Las Vegas woman last week, leaving her critically wounded and in danger of losing her arm and eye.

February 23, 2015 | | Nation


Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

February 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Republicans say they’ll move to halt consumer watchdog rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they're looking to do the same to ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Facebook takes down pages of some legal Alaska pot shops

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Facebook has shut down pages set up by several businesses licensed to legally sell marijuana in Alaska, severing what some shop owners ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Cabela’s share- holders approve sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - Cabela's shareholders are giving a nod to the sale of the outdoor outfitter to rival Bass Pro Shops for roughly $4 ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Tesla adding service centers as Model 3 goes on sale

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla is expanding its service operations and hiring more than 1,000 technicians to meet expected demand for its ...

July 11, 2017 | | Nation


Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It's unacceptable and ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Seattle approves income tax on wealthy residents

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's wealthiest would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax under legislation approved by the City Council, a ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Smart device makes domestic call

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) - A 911 call believed to have been triggered by a voice-activated smart device was credited with alerting sheriff's deputies in ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


FBI: Army sergeant pledged allegiance to Islamic State group

HONOLULU (AP) - An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


3-year-old killed for drinking milk from jug

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend's 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Animal advocates challenge dog death penalty

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge is being asked to decide whether Connecticut has violated the rights of dog owners by holding animals deemed dangerous ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least 12 dead

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - A U.S. Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Policeman who appeared to kick man in head on video is fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Inmate who paused to chew gum while killing guard gets life

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A prison inmate who briefly stopped his fatal bloody stabbing attack on a guard to clean his hand and chew gum from ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Man dies as air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

DETROIT (AP) - Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


Electric car maker scraps plans for $1B Vegas plant

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada ...

July 10, 2017 | | Nation


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