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Visa, MasterCard offer more smartphone payment options

NEW YORK (AP) - Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Marlboro maker Altria taking e-cigs nationally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to expand its MarkTen electronic cigarette brand nationally in the second quarter.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Stores can see where you go by tracking your smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


As German car sales drop, industry bets on growing trend of car sharing

BERLIN (AP) - Germans, once a nation of ardent automobile enthusiasts, are not buying cars as much as they used to. Instead, they're sharing them.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Tesla’s shares soar on results, outlook

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in extended trading after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance and said that it expects sales of its vehicles to increase sharply this year.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jackpots like Wednesday's anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that money on a single purchase?

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

uKANSAS BILL WOULD ALLOW SPANKING THAT LEAVES MARKS: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Nun gets nearly 3 years in prison

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee plant.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Shortage of execution drugs acute

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Soldiers mugging around empty casket sparks furor

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Wisconsin National Guard announced Tuesday that it had suspended a member from honor guard duties after she apparently posted to social media a photograph of soldiers mugging around an empty, flag-draped casket.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Man charged in teen death says he shot to scare

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl told investigators he fired his pistol because he wanted to scare a carload of teenagers he believed vandalized his vehicle, Little Rock police said Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


‘No verification’ for claim woman killed 20 people

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police haven't substantiated a newlywed woman's claims that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the killing she's now charged with committing with her husband, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


‘Pandemonium’ reported on turbulent flight

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A crew member remained hospitalized Tuesday after violent turbulence triggered "pandemonium" aboard a United Airlines flight into Billings and sent passengers and crew flying through the cabin, according to company representatives and passengers.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Online MD reviews: Cars, movie sites more popular

CHICAGO (AP) - Doctor ratings are less popular than those of toasters, cars and movies when it comes to online consumer sites. That's according to a survey that found most adults hadn't checked online physician reviews - and most said a conveniently located office and accepting patients' health insurance was more important.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


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Blue Angels jet crashes in Tenn. killing pilot

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Officials heed warnings as early heat wave scorches the West

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Parts of the Western U.S. are getting an early taste of scorching summer heat, forcing officials in California, Oregon and desert ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


New super PAC to help Trump, this time organized by a friend

WASHINGTON (AP) - A close friend of Donald Trump has helped start a super PAC to support him, potentially giving the presumptive Republican presidential nominee his ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


GOOGLING YOURSELF

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Soon, all you'll need to do is Google yourself if you're wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your ...

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Uber raises $3.5 billion from Saudis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia.

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Wal-Mart revives smiley face image for price marketing

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart is reviving its yellow smiley image to be the face of its low-price marketing.

June 02, 2016 | | Nation


Military vet finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Zoo director defends the killing gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Zoo's director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Burning Man: Art group plans to haul part of jumbo jet to event

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Los Angeles-based entrepreneur is turning part of a jumbo jet into an art installation and plans to haul it to Burning ...

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


Studing century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.

May 30, 2016 | | Nation


DUMP DONALD TRUMP?

COSTA MESA (AP) - Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


‘Ex-’Glee’ star indicted for child-porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child ...

May 27, 2016 | | Nation


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