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Banks fined more than $5 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets - a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.

May 20, 2015 | | Nation

Target beating Wal-Mart in race for turnaround

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales.

May 20, 2015 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.

May 19, 2015 | | Nation

KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders for television ads

NEW YORK (AP) - KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image by harkening back to its past.

May 19, 2015 | | Nation

Air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

May 19, 2015 | | Nation

Wal-Mart 1Q profit falls on pay raises

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit as the strong dollar and some efforts to improve its business hurt its bottom line.

May 19, 2015 | | Nation

To some, fight is ‘fraud of the century’

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.

May 19, 2015 | | Nation

Feds say Lake Mead will fall below drought trigger point in 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.

May 18, 2015 | | Nation

Charges against 170 motorcycle gang members

WACO, Texas (AP) - About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.

May 18, 2015 | | Nation

Facing $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

PHOENIX (AP) - Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.

May 18, 2015 | | Nation

Boy shoots through window, kills friend trying to wake him

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana boy startled at being awakened in the middle of the night fired a shot through his bedroom window and killed the 15-year-old friend who had been knocking and throwing pebbles at his window, police said Monday.

May 18, 2015 | | Nation

Woman accused of removing dead rival’s body parts rearrested

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma woman accused of slashing the corpse of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend at a funeral home viewing last month was taken back into custody Monday after bond was set on an additional charge accusing her of removing body parts of the dead woman.

May 18, 2015 | | Nation

Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate people

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice.

May 18, 2015 | | Nation


BALTIMORE (AP) - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.

May 16, 2015 | | Nation

Was Amtrak train hit by flying object?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation's busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions about the deadly accident.

May 15, 2015 | | Nation

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Clinton team’s surprise MVP? Michelle Obama

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. The surprise is that it's ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

YouTube glitch behind training video porn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Yahoo stumbles again in 3Q, raising stakes on Verizon deal

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo stumbled through another rough patch in the third quarter, ramping up the pressure on the slumping internet company to complete its $4 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Judge: EPA must analyze jobs lost in coal industry

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must begin evaluating how many power plants and coal mining jobs are lost because of ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

‘Intel tops 3Q forecast but shares fall on sales outlook

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Intel Corp. on Tuesday slid in after-hours trading after the chipmaker issued downbeat guidance for the current quarter.

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Johnson not the typical politician

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Ronald Reagan won a historic landslide victory in the 1984 election, taking 49 of 50 states. But he failed to ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton targeting ‘red’ states

WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) - Hillary Clinton is advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, confidently expanding her offensive against Donald Trump ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Melania Trump does not believe husband’s accusers

NEW YORK (AP) - Melania Trump on Monday dismissed her husband's sexually aggressive language as "boy talk," insisting his remarks do not reflect "the man ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern doesn’t plan to air old interviews with Donald Trump featuring the now

NEW YORK (AP) - Howard Stern doesn't plan to air old interviews with Donald Trump featuring the now Republican presidential candidate discussing his sexual exploits.

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

NBC News fires Billy Bush after lewd Trump tape airs

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News on Monday fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

For ‘SNL,’ Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving

NEW YORK (AP) - Already enjoying its best ratings in eight years with politically charged comedy, "Saturday Night Live" got something even more beneficial with Donald ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Teen testifies to sexting with man in hot car death case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - An Alabama teenager exchanged sexually explicit messages with a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son in a hot SUV ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation


NEW YORK (AP) - Don't count on Thanksgiving reverting to its traditional status of feasting on turkey and giving thanks.

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

Jim Beam strikers complain of grueling work

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Striking Jim Beam workers kept picketing the world's largest bourbon producer on Monday, ahead of another round of talks that a ...

October 17, 2016 | | Nation

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