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Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.

November 19, 2014 | | Nation


TSA: Ice skates OK on plane

NEW YORK (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Estate of keeper killed by cougar sues sanctuary

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland is suing the sanctuary and its owners.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Senate blocks NSA phone records plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Man charged for 25 cats hanging in trees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the discovery last spring of 25 dead cats hanging from trees in plastic bags, a grisly find that prompted animal lovers including Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler to post $25,000 in reward money.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Mom blasts Vatican suicide remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Mom blasts Vatican suicide remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


WhatsApp encrypts messages from beginning to end

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Pedestrian who got lodged in car’s windshield dies from injuries

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A pedestrian who was struck by a car in southern New Jersey and then became lodged in the vehicle's windshield has died.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Home Depot tops Street

ATLANTA (AP) - Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Anthem, Blue Shield criticized for California doctor networks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, two of California's largest health insurers, misled customers about the number of doctors in their networks under plans sold through the state's insurance marketplace, according to a state report released Tuesday.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Woman wears colander for driver’s license ID photograph

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


Governor activates National Guard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


Senior’s arrest leads to $15M in pot money

BOSTON (AP) - When police in Junction City, Kansas, stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


Flap over tour-guide licensing

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Should tour guides in Washington have to prove they know James Madison from James Monroe? Should those in New Orleans take tests on the difference between Creole and Cajun?

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Verizon is pulled back into unlimited wireless data game

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon, in a major reversal, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan.

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Sears, Kmart remove some Trump products from online

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears and Kmart have evicted "a very small number" of Trump-branded items from their online stores, but won't specify how many ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, Trudeau to discuss women in workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce today, showing the ...

February 13, 2017 | | Nation


Shopping getting more political

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU seeing surge in members & donations

NEW YORK (AP) - The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Supreme Court nominee has defended free speech, religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been a defender of free speech and a skeptic of libel claims, an Associated Press ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Immigrants wait in fear after raids

CHICAGO (AP) - Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


GM posted $9.4B net profit in 2016, encore may be tough

DETROIT (AP) - At an investors' conference during Detroit's auto show in January, confident General Motors executives told investors to expect improved pretax profits for ...

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Aluminum-sided Expedition SUV being rolled out by Ford

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co.'s biggest SUV is dropping some weight.

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Miss France crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Immigration order ‘small price’ for safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday tried to tamp down concerns about President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Students stranded abroad, colleges condemn travel ban

BOSTON (AP) - Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban that has left some students and professors stranded abroad.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Uber CEO challenged for Trump connection after immigrant ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uber found itself in hot water on two fronts related to President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


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