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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Forty years ago, "Jaws" thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in the ocean were slim to none.

August 27, 2015 | He turns into a hunter and then an advocate | Nation

On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie

CHICAGO (AP) - The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Plague claims 4th life this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service

NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter

CUPERTINO (AP) - A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter - more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.

August 27, 2015 | | Nation

Police investigate Chicago cop’s Ferguson shooting comment

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells a man shooting a video that Michael Brown "deserved" to be shot last year in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and didn't plan to carry out the threat.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Mormons will keep affiliation with Scouts despite gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization's decision to allow gay troop leaders - preventing what would have been a thundering blow to the national association.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Fate of Nebraska’s death penalty likely to go to voters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has collected more than enough signatures to stop its repeal and place the issue before voters in 2016.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Pot tax may fund county scholarships

DENVER (AP) - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Fired reporter kills 2 on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - He planned it all so carefully - a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

August 26, 2015 | | Nation

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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

Clinton team’s surprise MVP? Michelle Obama

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. The surprise is that it's ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

YouTube glitch behind training video porn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Yahoo stumbles again in 3Q, raising stakes on Verizon deal

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo stumbled through another rough patch in the third quarter, ramping up the pressure on the slumping internet company to complete its $4 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Judge: EPA must analyze jobs lost in coal industry

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must begin evaluating how many power plants and coal mining jobs are lost because of ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

‘Intel tops 3Q forecast but shares fall on sales outlook

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Intel Corp. on Tuesday slid in after-hours trading after the chipmaker issued downbeat guidance for the current quarter.

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Johnson not the typical politician

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Ronald Reagan won a historic landslide victory in the 1984 election, taking 49 of 50 states. But he failed to ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton targeting ‘red’ states

WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) - Hillary Clinton is advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, confidently expanding her offensive against Donald Trump ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Melania Trump does not believe husband’s accusers

NEW YORK (AP) - Melania Trump on Monday dismissed her husband's sexually aggressive language as "boy talk," insisting his remarks do not reflect "the man ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

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