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US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) - The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) - BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man gets 7 years for mailing bomb to Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oklahoma man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff in a plot to frame a former business partner.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Congress votes to extend tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sued over shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Retired officer gives autism safety

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Sex-change for inmate overturned

BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Hackers make threats against theaters

NEW YORK (AP) - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including thousands of emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


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Macy’s warns about profit margins

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's has warned investors that its profit margins would keep shrinking this year, sending shares in the chain tumbling more than ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple’s HomePod speaker pumps up volume on tech rivals

SAN JOSE (AP) - Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers - the latest test of the iPhone maker ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) - Religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican, US legislators meet on NAFTA, trade

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico once jealously guarded its oil and energy industries from U.S. interference, but U.S. legislators said Monday that they sense ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from "And to Think That I Saw ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Quickly report of cancer complications may boost your survival

CHICAGO (AP) - If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Massachusetts woman accused o

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Massachusetts woman accused of sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Portland free speech rally, counter protests draw thousands

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Crowds swelled to several thousand as demonstrators from varying groups converged Sunday afternoon in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the wake of the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Disability attorney who bilked $600M disappears

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Explaining windfall elimination provision

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about something called the "government pension offset." It is a law that essentials says this: If you ...

June 02, 2017 | Tom MARGENAU | Nation


Quitting Paris likely to have muted effect in key USA industries

DALLAS (AP) - President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have only limited immediate impact on many ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart touts investment in people, tech as pluses

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Walmart CEO Doug McMillon touted the company's investments in people and technology, but also said the company may have reached an ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Jobs data could signal shortage of qualified workers to hire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Griffin not ‘laying down’ for Trump, fears career is over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled comedian Kathy Griffin says she's not afraid of Donald Trump and plans to keep making fun of him but maintained ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Putin: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ as Trump ditches climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - While other world leaders have strongly condemned President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


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