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Group lists ‘10 worst toys’ for kids

BOSTON (AP) - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

November 19, 2014 | | Nation


Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.

November 19, 2014 | | Nation


TSA: Ice skates OK on plane

NEW YORK (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Estate of keeper killed by cougar sues sanctuary

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland is suing the sanctuary and its owners.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Senate blocks NSA phone records plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Man charged for 25 cats hanging in trees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the discovery last spring of 25 dead cats hanging from trees in plastic bags, a grisly find that prompted animal lovers including Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler to post $25,000 in reward money.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Mom blasts Vatican suicide remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Mom blasts Vatican suicide remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early under an Oregon law written to let terminally ill patients die on their own terms.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


WhatsApp encrypts messages from beginning to end

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Pedestrian who got lodged in car’s windshield dies from injuries

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A pedestrian who was struck by a car in southern New Jersey and then became lodged in the vehicle's windshield has died.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Home Depot tops Street

ATLANTA (AP) - Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced exactly two months ago has not shaken the faith of its customers.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Anthem, Blue Shield criticized for California doctor networks

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, two of California's largest health insurers, misled customers about the number of doctors in their networks under plans sold through the state's insurance marketplace, according to a state report released Tuesday.

November 18, 2014 | | Nation


Woman wears colander for driver’s license ID photograph

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


Governor activates National Guard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


Senior’s arrest leads to $15M in pot money

BOSTON (AP) - When police in Junction City, Kansas, stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.

November 17, 2014 | | Nation


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Fantasy sports losing major payment processor

NEW YORK (AP) - An Ohio company that processes payments for daily fantasy sports sites says it will no longer handle their payments and will pull ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


Fight leaves Illinois stuck with overdue bills

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Friday afternoon email read with remarkable alacrity, given its message: The trip to a Springfield store to buy all-purpose Fabuloso Cleaner ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Sanders agree to add NH debate

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Democrats would hold a presidential debate next week in New Hampshire before the state's first-in-the-nation primary and three more in ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump faces his Iowa test

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - For Donald Trump, Iowa is more than just a race for delegates. It's a test of whether the celebrity businessman and ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


America in flux as 2016 voting begins

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


Makeshift memorial springs up on highway for rancher

BURNS, Ore. (AP) - About a dozen people paid their respects Sunday afternoon at a makeshift memorial that has sprung up where rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


Decades-long search for Mr. Wonder ends with arrest

BONITA (AP) - Neighbors in a well-to-do section of this San Diego suburb knew him as Frank Szeles, a friendly Cub Scouts leader who frequently gave ...

January 31, 2016 | | Nation


Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2M in gold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


District: Athletes had ‘fight club’ at Dallas-area school

PLANO, Texas (AP) - Baseball players at a Dallas-area high school had a "fight club" in the batting cages, according to a school district investigation that ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


Obama: More to do to close pay gap for women, minorities

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors use occupiers’ own words against them

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ammon Bundy and his followers made ample use of social media and videos to summon armed recruits to join their takeover of ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen can stay in juvenile facility

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck won't be moved to an adult jail ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


Fugitive found in ‘elaborate tunnel’

SITKA, Alaska (AP) - Authorities arrested a fugitive convicted on drug and theft charges after finding him hiding this week in what they called an "elaborate ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


22 Clinton emails ‘top secret’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails ...

January 29, 2016 | | Nation


BARBIE’S NEW LOOK

NEW YORK (AP) - Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her.

January 28, 2016 | | Nation


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