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WASHINGTON (AP) - In a blend of crude oil and raw politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu scrapped on Thursday for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

5 years for officer who shot handcuffed suspect in his back

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland police officer convicted in a shooting that paralyzed a handcuffed suspect from the waist down was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, far less time than prosecutors had requested.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

SAP to pay Oracle $359M to end battle

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation

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

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With just 3 students, small-town high school closing down

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Your dog can get a flu bug

DEAR DIDI: Can my dog get the flu? -Senior Citizen in Manteca

January 21, 2018 | Didi McElroy | Nation

Massachusetts debates safe sites for drug users

BOSTON (AP) - The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Court to hear arguments on DC sniper’s sentence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Oklahoma lawmaker sues investigator in spying case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma lawmaker who found a tracking device attached to his pickup truck last month is suing a private investigation company and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Amazon opens store without cashiers

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Despite the shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

Highway swamped by mudslides reopens

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

MONTECITO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Anto

MONTECITO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy ...

January 21, 2018 | | Nation

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