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Social Security closes offices as demand soars

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices because of budget constraints even as the demand for services soars, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to get us to reduce salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation

GM sales, used- car values hold up through recalls

DETROIT (AP) - Consumers looking for a used vehicle aren't shying away from GM models - even though more than 20 million GM cars and trucks have been recalled this year.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation

Government pays 76 percent of premium under health law rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law are paying about $80 a month in premiums on average, the administration reported Wednesday.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation

Amazon is moving into smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.

June 17, 2014 | | Nation

High court will hear appeal over illegal threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Teens were lured & beaten on videotape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Seven teenagers have been charged with luring other teens to places in their upstate New York village where they beat them and videotaped the attacks, despite pleas from two of the victims begging to be let go, authorities said Monday.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Obama to sign gay rights order

WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said Monday.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Chicago, NY, Hawaii bid for Obama library

CHICAGO (AP) - At least six locations in three different states entered official bids by Monday's deadline in an effort to house Barack Obama's presidential library.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Fake flowers aided NJ fire; 6 dead

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It was pride of ownership that led a New Jersey family to decorate the front of their home with bright plastic flowers, and it was those same decorations that acted as a fatal accelerant in a fast moving blaze that killed everyone inside, prosecutors said Monday.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Swarm of earthquakes puzzles scientists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A moderate earthquake shook northwest Alaska on Monday, the fifth temblor of the same magnitude since April in an area with otherwise little activity, seismologists said.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Priest killed with gun owned by colleague

PHOENIX (AP) - A homeless ex-convict beat a priest with a metal rod in his residence at a Phoenix church then wrestled away a handgun owned by the clergyman before fatally shooting the man's assistant, police said Monday as they announced an arrest in the case.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Chelsea Clinton: More community service needed

ATLANTA (AP) - Chelsea Clinton, who has played an increasingly prominent role in her family's foundation, used a speech Monday to call for more community service opportunities for a younger generation and said she supports efforts that would allow more college graduates to reduce their student loan debt through volunteering.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation


• BOY ACCIDENTALLY HANGS SELF FROM BASKETBALL NET: LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-year-old North Carolina boy is in the hospital after he accidentally hanged himself on a basketball goal in his yard.

June 16, 2014 | | Nation

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids.

June 15, 2014 | | Nation

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Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

FAA forecast anticipates 600,000 commercial drones within year

WASHINGTON (AP) - There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice ...

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

August 29, 2016 | | Nation

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic control plan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star’s cousin

CHICAGO (AP) - Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

Ending 22 years as ‘Sunday Morning’ host

NEW YORK (AP) - Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:

August 28, 2016 | | Nation


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like ...

August 28, 2016 | | Nation

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