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Apple smartwatch rivals have strengths

NEW YORK (AP) - As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Vin Diesel test drives new ‘Fast & Furious’ ride

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) - "Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel traded the franchise's signature muscle cars for a new kind of ride.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


‘Hazzard’ actor defends Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate flag is not a hateful symbol but instead a banner with positive historical context despite "the few thousand people that run around wearing sheets and committing atrocities," said Ben Jones, the "Dukes of Hazzard" actor and former Democratic congressman.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Boston Marathon bomber says he’s sorry for the first time

BOSTON (AP) - Moments before a judge sentenced him to death, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke more than two years of silence Wednesday and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time. "I pray for your relief, for your healing," he said.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


PBS determines ‘Finding Your Roots’ Affleck episode violated standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - PBS put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold Wednesday after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


2nd prison employee arrested after inmates’ brazen escape

BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) - A maximum-security prison guard believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Records: Driver in crash where 2 kids died had six suspensions

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 66-year-old Reno man who police say was driving an SUV that plowed through a house where two children died has had his driver's license suspended six times since 2002, but none of the suspensions stemmed from criminal convictions, state records obtained Wednesday show.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


3 indicted in college student’s death in jail

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Mathew Ajibade was arrested on a domestic violence charge in January and was later found dead, strapped to a chair in a Georgia jail. A grand jury indicted two former jail employees and a health care worker in the college student's death Wednesday.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Shark bites 8-year-old boy in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being bitten by a shark Wednesday while swimming in knee-deep water in Surf City, N.C.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


SC honors victims, Alabama lowers its flags

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney was carried Wednesday into the Statehouse where he served the people for nearly 20 years, becoming the first African-American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in the South Carolina Rotunda. Hours later, his congregation returned to the scene of a massacre, keeping up his work of saving souls.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart based on stock market

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Google protects Gmail users from sending mistakes

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Confederate flag sales surge

ATLANTA (AP) - Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Squaw Island name deemed racist

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Squaw Island will be called Unity Island following a unanimous vote by Buffalo city lawmakers Tuesday in response to complaints that the 336-year-old name of the Niagara River parkland is racist and sexist.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


‘Eight is Enough’ star Van Patten

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV's "Eight is Enough," has died.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


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Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

April 16, 2018 | | Nation


Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


GOP devotes $250M to Keep House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gun rights supporters - many carrying rifles and ammunition - gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against ...

April 15, 2018 | | Nation


Trump: US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical weapons from being used

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


‘Treated unfairly’: Trump pardons ‘Scooter’ Libby

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump issued a pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


Trump cries ‘slime ball’ after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump laced into James Comey as an "untruthful slime ball" on Friday as the White House and the national Republican Party ...

April 13, 2018 | | Nation


When Bush, Obama sent troops to border

HOUSTON (AP) - Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Trump transportation grants ditch bicycle lanes, walkways

WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That's so Obama-era.

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the ‘right thing’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Michigan’s top court hearing cases over guns, & schools

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


USS Thresher submarine crew remembered on 55th anniversary of deadly disaster

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - Family members of sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history are grateful for the sense of community surrounding ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Trump once fought measure requiring sprinklers in buildings

NEW YORK (AP) - The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers - a requirement Donald ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


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