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Top beer makers join forces to face industry challenges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

October 13, 2015 | | Nation


Police defend use of Taser on city official in Texas

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - Police officials in a small, predominantly black Texas college town are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a City Council member when he intervened as officers questioned his friends outside his apartment.

October 12, 2015 | | Nation


Randy Quaid, wife held in Vermont on Santa Barbara fugitive charges

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Actor Randy Quaid and his wife were ordered held on $500,000 bail each in Vermont on Monday on charges that they skipped out of the country five years ago after being charged with vandalism in California.

October 12, 2015 | | Nation


Former congressman says DFS ‘cauldron of daily betting’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. congressman who drafted the 2006 legislation used by DraftKings and FanDuel as proof of their legitimacy says is it "sheer chutzpah" for the daily fantasy sites to pretend the law makes them legal.

October 12, 2015 | | Nation


YC mayor’s group to host presidential forum

NEW YORK (AP) - The political organization founded by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a bipartisan presidential forum on income inequality this December in early-voting Iowa.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Topless women say they can’t be restricted

NEW YORK (AP) - In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only red, white and blue paint over their breasts, thongs, feathery headdresses and high heels.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Upset by no jail time for Bergdahl proposal

HOUSTON (AP) - A former member of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon said Sunday he's angered by an Army officer's recommendation that Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Remembering the Alamo costing $48M

DALLAS (AP) - As the Alamo prepares for a face-lift of at least $48 million, some critics say the landmark - one of the most recognizable in U.S. history - must be transformed from a one-dimensional attraction that's struggled to find its footing amid the clamor of downtown San Antonio.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Jobs, gov’t distrust central to fight

TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 8, Maine (AP) - The rolling forests where Henry David Thoreau once paddled a river in the shadow of Mount Katahdin are at the center of a fight over a $100 million offer by the founder of Burt's Bees to create the nation's next national park.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Today is Indigenous People Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Salt Lake City may name street for gay civil rights leader

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City could soon have a street named after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk, an idea that reflects the progressive bent of the city that's home to the Mormon church and capital of a conservative state.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation




UConn mac and cheese incident spawns fundraisers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


Few gun violence researchers

NEW YORK (AP) - Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation


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Judge Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric from the bench and beyond, finds himself in controversy again after suggesting that ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


University of Texas could allow concealed handguns in class

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Concealed handguns would be prohibited among students in University of Texas dorms - but allowed in classrooms - under recommendations given to the school ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Judge says police improperly using phone tracking data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge says police have been improperly using data from cellphones to track the location of suspects.

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Jewish residents upset when town removes menorah, but keeps tree

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Some residents of a Jewish enclave in New Jersey are upset that officials removed a menorah from the town square and ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Christmas comes early to 8-year-old disfigured by fire

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - A little girl who lost her family and suffered disfiguring burns in an arson fire is having an incredible Christmas, thanks ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


Moscow authorities to offer free Wi-Fi service at cemeteries

MOSCOW (AP) - As part of their campaign to bring Wi-Fi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an unlikely ...

December 11, 2015 | | Nation


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