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Lopsided Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With less than three months until Election Day, Loretta Sanchez is running out of time to narrow the gap with front-runner Kamala Harris in California's U.S. Senate race.

August 14, 2016 | | Nation

Tainted candy at party likely edible marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A special unit of the San Francisco Police Department is investigating how 19 people including a 6-year-old child could have eaten gummy candies at a birthday party that most likely were marijuana edibles, authorities said Monday.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Obama will speak at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Lake Tahoe on Aug. 31 to speak about his commitment to protecting the environment and addressing climate change.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Hulu dropping free video

NEW YORK (AP) - Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Wal-Mart buying online retailer

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is buying fast-growing online retailer for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, scooping up a newcomer that launched a year ago with the intention of challenging online leader Amazon.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Deal over service members’ car repos

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Monday that it had reached a $434,500 settlement with HSBC Finance Corporation over the repossession of cars owned by military service members.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Dealer refused to sell to man over Taliban concern

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - An Indian national living in the U.S. has sued a car dealership for more than $1 million, alleging it refused to sell him a luxury vehicle because a manager thought he might ship it to the Taliban.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Delta recovering after global outage

DALLAS (AP) - At least half of all Delta Air Lines flights Monday were delayed or canceled after a power outage knocked out the airline's computer systems worldwide.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Boy, 13, drove drunk with drunken grandma in back

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico deputies say a traffic stop yielded a surprising find: a drunken 13-year-old boy behind the wheel and the child's intoxicated grandmother riding in the back.

August 08, 2016 | | Nation

Town replace ‘Scary Lucy’ statue

CELORON, N.Y. (AP) - A new statue of Lucille Ball was unveiled in the late actress' hometown on Saturday to replace one that was so hated it was dubbed "Scary Lucy."

August 07, 2016 | | Nation

Girl who had heart transplant among 5 dead in murder-suicide

SINKING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - A couple featured in news stories about their difficulties getting medication for a daughter who had a heart transplant were found shot to death in their home along with their three children in apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.

August 07, 2016 | | Nation

Boy dies on ‘world’s largest’ water slide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy died Sunday on a Kansas water slide that is billed as the world's largest, according to officials.

August 07, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton: Putin ended ‘Moscow Spring’

WASHINGTON (AP) - As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton basked in a diplomatic "Moscow Spring," seizing on Vladimir Putin's break from the presidency to help seal a nuclear arms-control treaty and secure Russia's acquiescence to a NATO-led military intervention in Libya. When Putin returned to the top job, things changed.

August 07, 2016 | | Nation

Trump to try to steady campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is trying to shift from a disastrous stretch of his presidential campaign to one focused on policy and party unity. But even as his allies speak of lessons the political newcomer has learned, two of his staunchest Republican critics warn that he could be heading for losses in a pair of battleground states.

August 07, 2016 | | Nation

Judge tests limits of free speech

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville judge, incensed when a prosecutor questioned his authority to scrap a jury panel because it lacked minorities, did not turn to appeals courts, legal precedent or other avenues typical for aggrieved jurists.

August 07, 2016 | | Nation

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Stray cats deployed in NYC war on rats

NEW YORK (AP) - Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Officials shoot at drone during weekend of pipeline protests

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officials fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Looking past Trump, Clinton aims to help other Democrats

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Newly confident and buoyant in the polls, Hillary Clinton is looking past Donald Trump while widening her mission to include helping ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Civil rights hero from 1960s takes criticism as Trump backer

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Candidate for governor owes millions

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) - Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor as a Democrat, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia ...

October 23, 2016 | | Nation

Mexican peso wins if Clinton does

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Election day in the United States cannot come soon enough for the Mexican peso, especially if Hillary Clinton is the winner.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

Microsoft 1Q profit tops views, stock hits new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft's focus on business software and online services paid off with a surprisingly high profit in its latest quarter, putting its ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

Union Pacific 3Q profit falls 13 percent as shipments slow

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific's profit fell 13 percent in the third quarter because the railroad's efforts to cut costs and improve productivity ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

PayPal meets forecasts

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Shares of PayPal rallied in extended trading Thursday after the payments company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

More people have bank accounts

NEW YORK (AP) - More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that ...

October 20, 2016 | | Nation

Trump won’t say he’ll accept election result

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Equipping cars to drive completely on their own

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Texas youth team in anthem protest ends season early

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas youth football team that received publicity and threatening messages after player protests during the national anthem ended its season ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Record high 60% back legal pot

NEW YORK (AP) - A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Pets at work bring their own risks

NEW YORK (AP) - When a conference call turns tedious, Brent Robertson can still count on getting a smile from watching Gus rolling around on the ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

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