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Congress studies new way to pay to fight big fires

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation

Designer Scott, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, found dead

NEW YORK (AP) - L'Wren Scott, who left her small-town Utah home as a teenager to become a model in Paris, then a top Hollywood stylist and finally a high-end fashion designer best known as the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, has died in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation


• JUDGE ORDERS CHRIS BROWN TO REMAIN IN JAIL: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said Monday he was told the singer made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives.

March 17, 2014 | | Nation

Food pantries on rise at colleges

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Days after biology major Gillian Carll arrived at Stony Brook University last fall, she encountered a young woman on a bench outside her dormitory who said she had nothing to eat.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Goodyear unveils next-generation blimp

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The next generation of the well-known Goodyear blimp is getting ready to take flight as the company moves toward replacing its old fleet of airships with a new trio.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

ATLANTA (AP) - It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Review of deportations has risks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Campaign to save dog in mauling

PHOENIX (AP) - A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Woman, no longer a fugitive, is set free

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fugitive charges were dropped against a 60-year-old woman who escaped from a Michigan prison in 1977 after authorities discovered she had surrendered decades ago and already been sentenced to time served.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

General’s deal drops sex assault charge

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Defense attorneys said Sunday that the Army will drop sexual assault charges against a general under a plea deal that marks the end of a closely watched case that unfolded as the military grapples with sex crimes within the ranks.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Leading California GOP candidates are contrast in style as well as form

BURLINGAME (AP) - A conservative state assemblyman and gun rights enthusiast was the crowd favorite among the party faithful on Sunday as the Republican candidates seeking to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown for the governorship addressed delegates at the state party's convention in the San Francisco Bay Area and promised to get the government out of their way.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Final words came after systems shutdown

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - When someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing 777's communications systems had already been disabled, authorities said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance of the flight.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Egypt crackdown brings most arrests in decades

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16,000 people over the past eight months in the country's biggest round-up in nearly two decades, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials. Rights activists say reports of abuses in prisons are mounting, with prisoners describing systematic beatings and miserable conditions for dozens packed into tiny cells.

March 16, 2014 | | Nation

Barnes & Noble to discontinue Windows Nook app

NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble will stop offering a stand-alone Nook app for Windows and instead deliver Nook media to Microsoft's Consumer Reader app.

March 14, 2014 | | Nation

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T-Mobile fined $48M over misleading ads on ‘unlimited’ data plans

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

Modest gain seen for fall Obamacare sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

China’s LeEco sets out to shake up tech market

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Most U.S. consumers haven't heard of LeEco, but the Chinese technology company is setting out to become a household name ...

October 19, 2016 | | Nation

‘Stop whining,’ Obama tells Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Stop whining," President Barack Obama rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday, speaking out as seldom before on next month's election and chiding the ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

States seek to reassure voters, tighten poll security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Facing unprecedented warnings of a "rigged" election from Donald Trump, state officials around the country are rushing to reassure the public ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

Official: Thousands of Indiana voter registrations are altered

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's chief elections official said Tuesday that thousands of voter registrations were altered, raising concerns about possible fraud and prompting her office ...

October 18, 2016 | | Nation

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

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