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Justice Department deploys planes to gather cellphone data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Southern Cal port truckers demonstrate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sales up ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Banks fined billions for rigging currency market prices

LONDON (AP) - Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients - and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance - regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


House, Senate to vote on Keystone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Pot patient sues after firm won’t hire her

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters and airfields are reaching the government almost daily, say federal and industry officials.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


GOP win in Alaska adds to party’s sweep

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


District scraps religious names on calendar

BALTIMORE (AP) - Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Gas to average under $3 in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Dangling workers rescued from WTC

NEW YORK (AP) - Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-layered window to reach them.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Major federal lab misused contract funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Managers at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General said in a report Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Man accused of hit-and-run, victim in windshield

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man accused of driving under the influence struck and seriously injured a pedestrian and then kept going, even though the victim was lodged in the vehicle's windshield.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Pot shops on the block not always so popular

DENVER (AP) - The booming new marijuana industry has an image problem. Not with government officials and the public - but with other businesses.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation


Honolulu may expand sit-lie sidewalk ban to deal with homeless

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu City Council may expand a ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks in commercial districts throughout Oahu, just two months after imposing a similar law in its tourist Mecca.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation


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Daughter takes on ruling that may let mom’s killer go free

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Woman sues over nude photos take of her on operating table

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Random drawing scheduled to break tie in Virginia election

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As Democrats and Republicans continued partisan sniping Friday over a House seat that could determine the balance of power in the Virginia ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Federal judge: Houston can clear out homeless tent cities

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for Houston city officials to enforce an ordinance that prohibits homeless people from setting up tents ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Judge needs evidence to let illusionist undo porn plea

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge said Friday she needs to see evidence that a former Las Vegas Strip illusionist didn't understand what his ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Utah teacher fired after students shown classic art with nudes

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Prank led to police shooting unarmed Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Michigan lawyer camps out in effort to help homeless clients

DETROIT (AP) - Can this be? A homeless lawyer, sleeping in a shack in Detroit.

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

NEW YORK (AP) - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Feds cast doubt on NY-New Jersey tunnel funding plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A plan to pay for an estimated $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River raises serious concerns, including that it ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

CAIRO (AP) - A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout ...

December 29, 2017 | | Nation


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