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Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the city of cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, a soda tax that regulates people's behavior is a hard sell.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


FedEx on trial for drug trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two giants - the U.S. government and FedEx - are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that the shipping company knowingly delivered illegal prescription drugs such as Ambien from pill mills to dealers and addicts, some of whom died.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Texas prep valedictorian says meant no offense with viral tweet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend to cause offense.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: 13-year-old Detroit boy killed over picking up $70

DETROIT (AP) - Three people were charged Thursday in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten and choked and whose body was dumped in a vacant lot after he picked up about $70 that had been dropped outside of a convenience store.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by her toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along a Milwaukee freeway, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which investigated the case.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists’ deaths

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for a casual ride, killing five of them and seriously injuring four others.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


City says it won’t meet deadline on surf gang’s illegal fort

PALOS VERDES ESTATES (AP) - A Southern California city told the state Coastal Commission it won't meet a deadline to tear down an illegal beach structure used by territorial surfers accused of harassing anyone else who tries to ride the waves in a local bay.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her. It was all part of a carefully orchestrated pressure campaign aimed at easing Clinton rival Bernie Sanders toward the exit and turning fully to the fight against Republican Donald Trump.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Campaign tweet-fight! Clinton, Trump camps brawl on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are engaged in their first full-blown Twitter war.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Woman admits to trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio woman has admitted to repeatedly trafficking her 11-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for heroin.

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Congress sends Obama bill to regulate toxic chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products, from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Consumer borrowing slows down during in April

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers slowed their borrowing in April after pushing up their debt levels by a record amount in March.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Authorities: UPS knowingly shipped untaxed cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities said Tuesday they have proof UPS knowingly shipped about 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations to consumers and smoke shops from 2010 to 2014, even though they had agreed more than a decade ago to stop.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada to do fresh analysis on rooftop solar costs, benefits

LAS VEGAS (AP) - State officials plan to do a fresh study on whether rooftop solar is a net benefit or burden for Nevada's electric power ratepayers.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


Chronic absenteeism: 6.5M students

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class - and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year.

June 07, 2016 | | Nation


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Mayor defends fire company’s choice of sex offender as chief

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's re-election of a registered sex offender as ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Voodoo adherents worry about backlash after recent crimes

BOSTON (AP) - Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive.But ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Police: Boy in ambulance hit by driver now fighting for life

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - An ambulance carrying a young boy to a hospital for treatment was hit early Sunday by a drunken driver in North ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Ohio had previously gone to the home where a man fatally shot two police officers for three domestic disputes but no ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Man arrested in woman’s death says victim hired him

DENVER (AP) - A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told investigators she hired him to kill her, court records said.

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


School science fair project tying race, IQ sparks outcry

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Sacramento school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Cyclist killed, another injured in Tour de Palm Springs

INDIO HILLS (AP) - A car seen driving down a road at twice the speed limit barreled into cyclists racing in California's Tour de Palm ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


Crisis drives harder look at aging dams

OROVILLE (AP) - One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old ...

February 11, 2018 | | Nation


All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher to resolve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


USA’s flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Trump won’t declassify Demo memo on probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is "unable" to declassify ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


99-year-old in fatal crash passed eye, road tests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A 99-year-old man who investigators say killed two teenagers this week by driving his RV on the wrong side of a Florida ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Firefighter arrested in burglaries of fire stations

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix firefighter was arrested Friday after authorities said he broke into fire stations and stole from colleagues, sometimes after setting fires to ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


US stocks swing back to gains

NEW YORK (AP) - A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


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