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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Uber raises $1.2 billion, valued at $40 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


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Ivanka will donate book proceeds to charity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump said Thursday she is donating proceeds from her upcoming book to charity, with the first grants going to the National Urban ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale

TILLER, Ore. (AP) - In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

MARION, Ill. (AP) - The flip of a coin on Thursday decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier ...

April 21, 2017 | | Nation


FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to risks of slowed breathing ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


New ‘delicioso’ postage stamps dedicated to Latino cuisine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - From the kitchen table to the mail, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday recognized the influence of Latino foods and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to fund top priorities of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas set to execute first murderer since 2005

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved ...

April 20, 2017 | | Nation


Pence: ‘Era of strategic patience is over’

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Arkansas fights to begin executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Professor sues Wal- Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Roadside memorials a tricky matter for mourners, officials

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - As roadside memorials become more common on roadways in the wake of fatal crashes, efforts to regulate these makeshift sites can ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack

CINCINNATI (AP) - At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the ...

April 16, 2017 | | Nation


Neil Gorsuch sworn in to restore conservative tilt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


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