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PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulatory judges have recommended a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines.

September 02, 2014 | | Nation


Study yields bad news for tiny desert pupfish

FURNACE CREEK (AP) - For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters - and its lack of mobility - are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’

WASHINGTON (AP) - A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Obama calls for higher wages

MILWAUKEE (AP) - President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Burning Man festival draws crowd of 66,000

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Our eating habits improve a bit

CHICAGO (AP) - Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Action-packed TV might make you snack more

CHICAGO (AP) - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

POLICE ZAP GIRL WITH TASER AT MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR: MONTEREY (AP) - Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Government wants nuclear waste train

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go.

September 01, 2014 | | Nation


Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

LOS ANGELES (AP) - From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

August 31, 2014 | | Nation


3rd major Atlantic City casino closing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.

August 31, 2014 | | Nation


Big HealthCare.gov challenge: Tax forms

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


Feds jail ginseng poacher

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


Victim’s family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


Prosecutors charge officer with rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol.

August 29, 2014 | | Nation


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Study: ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants have slower metabolisms

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it ...

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana: Cruz fights for survival

OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) - Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


Warrant: Slain pregnant Texas teen found with uterus removed

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A mentally disabled West Texas teenager who told a school worker she had been impregnated by her stepfather was found with her ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


High court signals it won’t stop $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel - a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) - State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


Suit: Starbucks overfills cold drinks with ice

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid ...

May 02, 2016 | | Nation


Synthetic narcotics & drugged- driving laws

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Billboards track shoppers via phone data

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Elephants performed for final time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Elephants will performed for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closed ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


‘Stop the Steal’ helping Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that ...

May 01, 2016 | | Nation


Superdelegates ‘feel the Bern’ of anger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Mom convicted of creating public nuisance with school Facebook post

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


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