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More against NYC ban on large sugary drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Black bear euthanized after eating Canada murderer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that ate the remains of a convicted murderer.

June 04, 2012 | | Nation


Women engineers trace tech gender gap to childhood education decisions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Gory incidents: Online 'zombie' talk grows

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man's face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


George Zimmerman in police custody

MIAMI (AP) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

CHICAGO (AP) - Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

June 03, 2012 | | Nation


Venus takes center stage in rare sky show that won’t happen for 100 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a spectacle that won't repeat for another century - the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.

June 02, 2012 | | Nation


Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument of being steward of recovery

CHICAGO (AP) - The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth - and the president's political prospects, too.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Jobs report weakens Obama's election argument of being steward of recovery

CHICAGO (AP) - The suddenly dismal news on American jobs is a blow to President Barack Obama's re-election argument that he has been a steward of recovery. It's heightened White House anxiety over global threats to U.S. economic growth - and the president's political prospects, too.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Man accused of cannibalism ranted on Facebook

JOPPATOWNE, Maryland (AP) - The college student suspected of killing and eating parts of a man staying at his home ranted months ago about "mass human sacrifices" on Facebook, one of several details that emerged Friday in the second gruesome case of alleged cannibalism in the U.S. in a week.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

BODY OF MISSING FLA. BABY FOUND IN TRUNK: CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 1-month-old baby was found dead Friday in the trunk of a car in Florida, and the boy's father has been taken into custody, police said.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Zimmerman back to jail; judge says he lied to court during his bail hearing

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Trayvon Martin's shooter must return to jail, a judge ordered Friday in a strongly worded ruling that said George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain bond in a case that hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the teen was killed.

June 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

POLICE: 'HERO' SAVED OTHERS IN SEATTLE SHOOTINGS: SEATTLE (AP) - Someone inside an artsy Seattle cafe where a gunman opened fire threw stools at the assailant during a shooting rampage police described as "callous, horrific and cold," a move that allowed others to run to safety.

May 31, 2012 | | Nation


Defense of Marriage Act heads to US Supreme Court over benefits

BOSTON (AP) - A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.

May 31, 2012 | | Nation


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Primaries offer test of voter ID laws

WASHINGTON (AP) - In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots - the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.

February 28, 2014 | | Nation


RFK daughter acquitted in drugged driving case

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Kerry Kennedy was swiftly acquitted Friday of drugged driving in a case that her lawyers said would never have been brought if she were simply "Mary Housewife" rather than a member of one of America's most glamorous political families.

February 28, 2014 | | Nation


Nannies, babysitters, maids & Social Security

Q: We are going to hire a nanny to help care for our two small children. We have heard different opinions about whether we will have to deduct Social Security taxes from the wages we will be paying this person. Can you please clarify this?

February 28, 2014 | Tom Margenau | Nation


Apple CEO Tim Cook reassures shareholders

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company's stock lags behind other technology trendsetters.

February 28, 2014 | | Nation


Sotheby’s takes back huge diamond after bidder defaults

NEW YORK (AP) - Sotheby's says an enormous diamond known as "The Pink Star" is back in its possession after the buyer couldn't pay for the jewel and defaulted.

February 28, 2014 | | Nation


Cost of worker housing subsidies plagues Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - As the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston grows, so does the amount of money the city needs to subsidize housing for city employees.

February 28, 2014 | | Nation


YouTube video purports to show high court action

WASHINGTON (AP) - A protest group has posted what appears to be the first video of the Supreme Court taken inside the courtroom with the court in session.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


Have it your way at McDonald’s

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) - McDonald's plans to expand a test this year that lets people order customized burgers.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


Power utility lets customers compare usage to neighbors

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Public Service of New Hampshire is looking at whether a little peer pressure can prod people to reduce their electricity use.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


California data breaches hit 21.3 million accounts over two years

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state's top crime-fighting agency.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


Best Buy returns to profit in 4th Q

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


How corporate America forced veto of Arizona’s bill impacting gay rights

NEW YORK (AP) - When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


Report: UK spies intercept webcam pics, nudity of numerous innocent Yahoo users

LONDON (AP) - Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


Video of boy stuck in chair prompts investigation

GOODRICH, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan elementary school teacher is fighting efforts to fire her for shooting cellphone video of a student who got stuck trying to squeeze through the back of his chair and allegedly replaying the footage later for her class.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


‘Mein Kampf’ signed by Hitler up for auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adolph Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is considered one of the most racist and heinous screeds in modern history, but an auctioneer says two rare, early editions signed by Hitler could sell Thursday for more than $20,000 at an online auction.

February 27, 2014 | | Nation


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