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16th-century ‘rocket cat’ weaponry

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - You're a 16th century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you're leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What's a guy looking for a tactical edge to do?

March 06, 2014 | | Nation


You can keep your insurance — for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don't meet requirements of the new health care law.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


West working to pressure Russia

PARIS (AP) - The United States and Western diplomats failed to bring Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers together Wednesday for face-to-face talks on the confrontation in Crimea, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced optimism that an exit strategy was possible. "I'd rather be where we are today than where we were yesterday," he said.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Washington issues first license for legal pot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state issued its first legal-marijuana business license Wednesday, launching a new phase in the state's ambitious effort to regulate a market that has been illegal for more than 75 years.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Deputies shared racist video game

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a bloody video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


SAT essay portion is to become optional

WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Family charged in $ million shoplifting spree

CHICAGO (AP) - A father, mother and daughter from a posh Chicago suburb stole $7 million in merchandise during a decadelong shoplifting spree - traveling to stores nationwide and targeting dolls, toys, cosmetics and other valuables - according to a federal complaint released Wednesday.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Gambler sues, lost $500,000 playing drunk

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A businessman who lost $500,000 on table games at a Las Vegas casino on Super Bowl weekend is arguing that he shouldn't have to pay because he was blackout drunk.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Netanyahu: California can recycle wastewater, desalinate

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Judge: California didn’t weigh water bank’s impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A state judge ruled Wednesday that California water managers failed to consider the environmental impacts of running one of the nation's largest water banks.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


House wants to delay health care penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Wednesday backed a one-year delay in the penalty that individuals would have to pay for failing to sign up for health insurance, the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law championed by President Barack Obama.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Congress poised to undo flood law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Less than two years after Congress approved a landmark bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program, lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in premiums.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Target tech chief resigns as firm overhauls security

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of the retailer's shoppers last year.

March 05, 2014 | | Nation


Teen suing parents for support

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey honor student who has sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home had her initial request denied Tuesday by a judge who cautioned that the case could lead to a "potentially slippery slope" of claims by teenagers against their parents.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation


GOP group backs gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the Western conservative values of freedom and liberty once championed by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.

March 04, 2014 | | Nation


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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


McDonald’s to test expanded all-day breakfast with McGriddle

NEW YORK (AP) - Basking in the fanfare over its all-day breakfast menu, McDonald's is pushing its operational limits by testing the addition of another ...

January 28, 2016 | | Nation


Coffee named ‘Death Wish’ wins a Super Bowl commercial

NEW YORK (AP) - A coffee with an edgy name and made by a small business is getting a commercial in Super Bowl 50.

January 28, 2016 | | Nation


Apple’s iPhone slumping. What’s next?

CUPERTINO (AP) - The bloom may be off Apple's iPhone, at least for now. So now the pressure is on the iconic Silicon Valley company ...

January 27, 2016 | | Nation


New home sales soar in December

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this ...

January 27, 2016 | | Nation


7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 4 homes lost

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this ...

January 24, 2016 | | Nation


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