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Government to auto manufacturers: Curb growing car dashboard technology

WASHINGTON (AP) - Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it's asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are moving.

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


MSN adds new feature to take Internet's pulse on hot topics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is hooking up MSN.com with a hipper sidekick to broaden its appeal and stay on top of the Internet's hottest topics.

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


Arizona police officer scrutinized after 6th fatal shooting in 10 years

PHOENIX (AP) - Is James Peters one trigger-happy cop? Or just an aggressive police officer who happens to find himself in more than the usual number of explosive situations?

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


Stepbrother charged with sexual abuse of Wisconsin teen who was kept locked up

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday charged the stepbrother of a severely malnourished Wisconsin teen with repeatedly sexually assaulting her beginning around her 10th birthday, in the same year she claims her father and stepmother began confining her to the basement.

February 16, 2012 | | Nation


Hottest pepper? Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - There are super-hot chile varieties. And then there's the sweat-inducing, tear-generating, mouth-on-fire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


No cussing in class for teachers, is goal of new law being considered in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - A teacher's role may be to expand a student's vocabulary, but one Arizona lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn't include four-letter words.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

PRELIMINARY 3.7 QUAKE RATTLES VALLEJO: VALLEJO (AP) - An earthquake with a confirmed magnitude of 3.7 has rattled the East Bay city of Vallejo.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Boy genius's book reveals life in East LA college as 8-year-old

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The one thing 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin dislikes is being called a genius.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Counterfeit drugs becoming big business worldwide as they put patients’ lives at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the U.S.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Police: Malnourished Wisconsin girl has been abused; locked in basement since 2006

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A severely malnourished Wisconsin teenager found walking barefoot in pajamas outside in the cold last week had been forced to stay in an unfinished basement for years and an alarm would sound if she went upstairs, police records say.

February 15, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

BOY GENIUS' BOOK REVEALS LIFE IN COLLEGE AT AGE 8: LOS ANGELES (AP) - One thing 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin dislikes is being called a genius.

February 14, 2012 | | Nation


Woman sentenced for spiking Utah man's smoothie with anti-freeze

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah woman was sentenced Tuesday to consecutive prison terms for spiking a 79-year-old man's peach smoothie with antifreeze after taking control of his bank accounts.

February 14, 2012 | | Nation


Agent: Informant in militia case got about $31K for helping govenrment

DETROIT (AP) - An undercover informant was paid about $31,000 in cash for his critical role in an investigation that led to charges against members of a militia accused of plotting rebellion against the U.S. government, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.

February 14, 2012 | | Nation


FCC urged to end sports blackout rule for NFL football contests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people weighing in on a sports blackout rule are urging the Federal Communications Commission to scrap it.

February 13, 2012 | | Nation


Washington governor signs gay marriage bill into law making it seventh state to do so

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire handed gay rights advocates a major victory Monday, signing into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, making it the seventh in the nation to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

February 13, 2012 | | Nation


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Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

ATLANTA (AP) - The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver own packages

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Citing fraud, LL Bean puts limits on its return policy

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation


Desert in bloom? Wildflowers could sprout along storm’s path

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Outdoor enthusiasts looking for wildflowers in the Mojave Desert this year are likely to encounter the blossoms only along the path of ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation


Hawaii police officers accused of making man touch urinal

HONOLULU (AP) - The FBI is investigating four Honolulu police officers who are accused of forcing a man to place his mouth on a urinal inside ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation


SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation


Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation


Amtrak crash in leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation


Strong health sign-ups under Obamacare encourage Democrats

DENVER (AP) - Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


Kochs to spend $20M to promote tax overhaul

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


Sessions survives turbulent year as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


Safe injection site plans spark questions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


As pot stockpiles are depleted fear grows black market will boom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation


2 IEDs detonated at a mall, no injuries

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida.

January 22, 2018 | | Nation


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