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Chess, rubber duck inducted into Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The rubber duck squeaked out a win for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining the ancient game of chess in the 2013 class inducted Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


VA lifts overtime requirement for claims workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily suspend a program that requires more than 10,000 disability claims processors to work at least 20 hours of overtime per month with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki saying Thursday he had to be careful not to burn out his workforce.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


IRS refunded $4B to identity thieves

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Math, reading scores up slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sometimes the best isn't good enough: Most American fourth- and eighth-graders still lack basic skills in math and reading despite record high scores on a national exam.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Gay rights bill gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reflecting Americans' increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


One final toast for surviving Doolittle Raiders this weekend

CINCINNATI (AP) - Military and history buffs will be able to watch online as surviving Doolittle Raiders make a final toast Saturday to comrades who died in or since their World War II bombing attack on Japan.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Man fights denial of 'COPSLIE' vanity plate

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man told the state's highest court Thursday that denying him a vanity license plate that reads "COPSLIE" violates his political free speech rights.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

WOMAN IN STALKING CASE BANNED FROM TWITTER: NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia woman has been banned from using Twitter as part of her sentence for a stalking conviction.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Police stun stepdad trying to save son from fire

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire is outraged after police used a stun gun on the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back in and save the child.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Third fire in Tesla Model S reported

DETROIT (AP) - A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Teacher back in class after suspension over requiring student that’s a Jehovah’s Witness to recite p

MIAMI (AP) - A fourth-grade teacher in Florida has returned to the classroom after a suspension for requiring one of her students, a Jehovah's Witness, to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance on 9/11, school district officials said Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Holmes’ on dating website: ‘Will you visit me in prison?’

DENVER (AP) - Records from two dating websites where Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked "Will you visit me in prison?" can be used as evidence in his trial, the judge ruled Thursday.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Rulings move Ohio child \killer closer to execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Back-to-back rulings Thursday pushed a condemned child killer closer to being executed next week by a lethal two-drug combination never used in the U.S.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Cat used for target practice shot by arrow

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - A cat that Connecticut officials believe was used for target practice has survived being shot by an arrow.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


Obama ‘sorry' people are losing insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a growing furor, President Barack Obama said Thursday he's sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place.

November 07, 2013 | | Nation


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Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential

RENO (AP) - Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Unhappy Target customers send strong message on CVS pill bottles

NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation


Fierce battle over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Rescued boater spent week adrift on a raft

BOSTON (AP) - A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Houston gunman had 2 weapons, 2,500 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


‘Pokemon Go’ fervor cools, but the game isn’t dead yet

NEW YORK (AP) - Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an arrest was ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Will boom in loans at retailers turn to bust?

NEW YORK (AP) - They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


ROAD TO DEBATE

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Trump work on foreign policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking ...

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


MIT’s flea market: Obscure electronics

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech ...

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


CREATING SECURITY RISK

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

September 25, 2016 | | Nation


UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Poll shows majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

NEW YORK (AP) - More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


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