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• ASTRONOMERS SPOT MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Cancer risk with fibroid procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Salmonella decline seen in food

NEW YORK (AP) - The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Merck tablet gets OK t to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Facebook rolls out location- sharing feature

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years as popularity soars

DENVER (AP) - Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Target expands subscription service

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Wal-Mart jumps into money transfer business

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation

Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling

NEW YORK (AP) - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Fake abduction in park outrages bystanders

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Teen pees in reservoir, Portland dumping 38M gallons of water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Armed robber was never told to report to prison 13 years ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) - After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Man charged with marathon hoax

BOSTON (AP) - The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation

Research finds signs of brain changes in marijuana smokers

NEW YORK (AP) - A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

April 15, 2014 | | Nation

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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

T-Mobile fined $48M over misleading ads on ‘unlimited’ data plans

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Modest gain seen for fall Obamacare sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

China’s LeEco sets out to shake up tech market

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most U.S. consumers haven't heard of LeEco, but the Chinese technology company is setting out to become a household name ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

‘Stop whining,’ Obama tells Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Stop whining," President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month's election and chiding the ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

States seek to reassure voters, tighten poll security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Facing unprecedented warnings of a "rigged" election from Donald Trump, state officials around the country are rushing to reassure the public ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Official: Thousands of Indiana voter registrations are altered

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's chief elections official said Tuesday that thousands of voter registrations were altered, raising concerns about possible fraud and prompting her office ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

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