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Fear of economic blow as births drop

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation


Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Is U of Utah fight song too manly?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After more than a century of singing "I'm a Utah Man," some say it's time to update the University of Utah's 1904 fight song.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s family to pay victim $2M

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the family of a boy who was paralyzed in the accident, according to court documents detailing the first approved settlement in the case.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Prayer case challengers: The debate matters

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - Two upstate New York women who challenged their town board's pre-meeting prayers before the nation's highest court said Tuesday their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue the case has inspired.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Unidentified remains to return to Sept. 11 site

NEW YORK (AP) - The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 are set to be moved to a repository at ground zero this weekend, renewing a more than decade-long debate among grieving family members about the best final resting place for their loved ones.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Pricey SUVs destroyed when wreck triggers fire

HOUSTON (AP) - A vehicle involved in a traffic accident careered into a Houston-area Cadillac dealership and struck a row of Escalades, triggering a fire that destroyed six of the pricey SUVs.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Board has dad charged after protesting book at school meeting

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man who refused to stop objecting to a book about bullying read by his daughter's high school English class was charged with disorderly conduct.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Subway tests hummus, thinner meat slices

NEW YORK (AP) - Subway is testing hummus and thinner slices of deli meats that look more appealing as it looks to keep pace with changing eating trends.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Intel, PC makers broaden support for Chromebook operating systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Hawaiians spur STD app’s name change

HONOLULU (AP) - A sexual health information app called "Hula" will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app's owner said Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Nestle Purina in dog fight over competitor’s claims

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nestle Purina PetCare Co. filed suit Tuesday against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., accusing its competitor of misleading consumers about the ingredients in its dog and cat foods.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


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US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Stepdad investigated for comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mindfulness helps teens cope stress, anxiety

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl."

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


W. Virginia gunman angry over ex’s trysts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The owner of a towing company who had ongoing beefs in his personal and professional life went on a shooting rampage, carrying out his grudges by killing his ex-girlfriend and two men she had been romantically involved with, as well as the owner of a rival tow truck company.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Security experts doubt North Korea hacked into Sony

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Fiery risk? Air shipments of batteries questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dramatic U.S. government test results raise new concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger planes are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the airliners.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

OAKLAND (AP) - Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Energy companies lead an advance in US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease showed promise.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

NEW YORK (AP) - Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


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