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Study questions impact of students’ weight report cards

NEW YORK (AP) - When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds being labeled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.

March 14, 2016 | | Nation


Smartphone ‘voices’ not always that helpful during a health crisis

CHICAGO (AP) - It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer is often "not very."

March 14, 2016 | | Nation


After crash, Competitors press toward Iditarod finish

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Mushers pressed their dog sled teams closer to the finish line in Alaska's famous Iditarod on Sunday after a snowmobiler intentionally rammed into two top competitors, killing one dog and injuring others, authorities said.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Dog with no legs leaves Korea for new life in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A dog that was left in a garbage bag behind a South Korea meat market has a new life - and new limbs - on the other side of the world in Arizona.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Farmworkers protest by home of Wendy’s billionaire chairman

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters, many farmworkers, led by Ethel Kennedy, demonstrated near the home of Wendy's fast food chain's chairman in hopes of convincing the company to pay a penny-per-pound fee for its tomatoes to supplement some farmworkers' wages.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


A drive to help the poor get back behind the wheel

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Zia Gbau, who came to Vermont as a refugee from the Republic of Congo, suffered a serious stroke last year and was unable to work for several months. Without money, his truck fell into disrepair, and he got two tickets for an expired inspection sticker.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Pricey tea a growing niche crop in US, even Canada

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - After Hurricane Katrina wiped out his timber 11 years ago, Jason McDonald wanted a crop less susceptible to Mississippi's potentially powerful storms.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Rubio’s political reckoning arrives in Florida primary

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was among the Republican Party's biggest stars when he burst onto the national stage in the tea party wave of 2010. Now, he is facing a home-state showing on Tuesday that could devastate his 2016 presidential campaign and damage his political brand for years to come.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump stands by campaign rhetoric

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Showing few signs of trying to ease the nation's tense political atmosphere, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is standing by his antagonistic campaign rhetoric, rejecting any responsibility for violence at his rallies and defending his supporters who have been charged with assaulting protesters.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Maine wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of claw meat.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Trump rivals fight on, but politely

MIAMI (AP) - Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday night's presidential face-off into a mostly respectful but still pointed discussion of Social Security, Islam, trade and more. Trump shook his head and declared at one point: "I can't believe how civil it's been up here."

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump rally attendee charged with hitting black man

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A white Donald Trump rally attendee was charged with assault Thursday after he was caught on video hitting a black man being escorted by deputies from the venue, authorities said.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


First lady’s death stirs memories of Reagan era

SIMI VALLEY . (AP) - They came to mourn the stylish, influential first lady and celebrate an era.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Gunmen, 1 with rifle, worked as team to kill 6 at cookout

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two gunmen working as a team fatally shot five people including a pregnant woman and critically wounded two others at a backyard cookout, with one attacker using a rifle to shoot the victims in the head as they were driven in his direction, a prosecutor said Thursday.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Ford makes police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets

DETROIT (AP) - It's a first for police cars: Doors that can protect against armor-piercing bullets.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


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California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO, (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

NEW YORK (AP) - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him ...

March 31, 2016 | | Nation


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