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Colorado ranchers snapping up 57.000 California cattle

DENVER (AP) - California ranchers, despite near-record beef prices, are culling their cattle herds in response to one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced, and Colorado ranchers are taking advantage.

May 16, 2014 | | Nation


GM recalls 2.7M more cars

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' efforts to root out lingering safety problems across its wide range of cars and trucks has produced another big recall - and highlights a sudden shift at GM and throughout the industry toward issuing recalls instead of avoiding them.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


JC Penney beats expectations, sales improve

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney said a key sales figure rose in its first quarter, offering an encouraging sign for the beleaguered department store operator.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart income slips 5%

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart's first-quarter net income fell 5 percent as bad winter weather and financial struggles kept customers from spending at the world's largest retailer.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Surprise! Ex-spouses lie about alimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - Somebody's not telling the Internal Revenue Service the truth about their alimony payments.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Roommates buy used couch, find $40K

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Missing woman was buried alive

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman was buried alive in a shallow grave by her landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy a new car, police said Thursday as he and another man were arraigned on murder charges.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Animal groups agree to pay nearly $16M to Ringling

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year legal battle initiated over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado River close to reaching gulf

PHOENIX (AP) - Water conservationists are celebrating a flood experiment that is on the verge of sending water from the Colorado River to the Sea of Cortez for the first time in more than 20 years.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


In pools, young blacks drown at far higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) - Swimming pools are a much greater danger to black children and teens than they are to other kids, a new government study shows.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Woman, 34, enrolled in school as teen

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - A 34-year-old woman posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at a small private high school in East Texas, officials said Wednesday.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Man indicted for murder in childhood crime

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man was indicted Thursday for capital murder in a childhood attack on a boy who died nearly 13 years later from skin cancer blamed on the horrific burns he suffered in the assault.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


17-year-old student tops sitting lawmaker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

May 14, 2014 | | Nation


15-month-old boy survives 11-story fall from high-rise apartment balcony

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A young boy who survived an 11-story fall from a Minneapolis high-rise has been dubbed "the miracle baby" and was recovering in a hospital Wednesday.

May 14, 2014 | | Nation


Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare $2 billion plus

SEATTLE (AP) - Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.

May 14, 2014 | | Nation


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90-year-old ex-president sky dives

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


Teens drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


Woman accused of seeking to have family killed

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in central Alabama have arrested a 19-year-old woman they say tried to have someone she met on Facebook kill her family.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


Teen escapes by stabbing kidnapper

EDGEWATER, Colo. (AP) - Police are looking for a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old suburban Denver girl who managed to escape after stabbing her abductor with his knife.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog children’s book series, dies at 86

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


Amazon launches music streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings -including grocery delivery and streaming TV.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


E3 offers more ways to have fun

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Multiplayer action has been part of video-games going back to "Pong," and ever since home consoles went online, few major games are released without some way to compete or cooperate with friends.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


Samsung tablets to have richer colors in screens

NEW YORK (AP) - New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs.

June 12, 2014 | | Nation


What do you do if confronted by gunman?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - When a gunman menaced a small Seattle college, a student pepper-sprayed the attacker, ending his rampage. Police say his actions probably saved lives.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


Bergdahl writing, posts show frustration

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - In Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world and his desire to change the status quo.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


Iconic Utah arch could soon close to rope swinging

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - One of southern Utah's signature towering arches could soon be closed to rope-swinging and other daredevil activities.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


Grad party bonfire blast injures 7

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - A drum of fuel left too close to a bonfire exploded in the desert in southern Nevada this week, injuring seven young people who gathered to celebrate a high school graduation ceremony, fire officials and a witness said.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


Cesar Chavez family opposes candidate using name

PHOENIX (AP) - The grandson of Cesar Chavez filed a challenge Tuesday against an Arizona congressional candidate who has been using the farm labor leader's name.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


Oil boom good for archaeologists

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) - Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


Senate GOP blocks student loan bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

June 11, 2014 | | Nation


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