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Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

HOUSTON (AP) - The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


Mexico supreme court opens door to recreational pot use

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


As Facebook grows, expect to see more ads on Instagram

MENLO PARK (AP) - If you're starting to notice more ads on Instagram, it's all part of Facebook's plan.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


Heinz closing plants including San Leandro

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Kraft Heinz will close seven plants in the U.S. and Canada as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, or roughly 14 percent of its North American factory workforce, the newly merged food company announced Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | | Nation


Many health co-ops closing

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half of the health care law's nonprofit insurance co-ops are closing, the Obama administration said Tuesday even as it defended the troubled alternative to mega-insurers.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Amazon opens first brick & mortar bookstore

SEATTLE (AP) - Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of business.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla’s 3Q loss widens, but share price rise on production

FREMONT (AP) - Tesla Motors' net loss more than tripled in the third quarter as expenses and research costs rose, but investors cheered news that the company expects to meet or exceed its production targets this year.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed "unexplained inconsistencies" in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles - a development it said could cost the company another 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion).

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


School says it can’t let teen die

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama teen with a terminal heart condition has not returned to school after a spate of hospitalizations because of what his mother says is a dispute with school officials about how he might die.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ company trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As the Washington Redskins defend their federal trademark registration, they argue in court papers that the government has registered plenty of companies with offensive names.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Man bites dog, popping eye out of socket

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been convicted of biting a small dog on the face and choking him so hard his eye popped out.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Taiwan, Chinese presidents to meet first time since ‘49

BEIJING (AP) - China confirmed Wednesday that President Xi Jinping will meet this weekend with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in a historic first culminating nearly eight years of quickly improved relations between the two sides.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Officer shot himself, arrested for false report

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas police officer who sparked a manhunt and investigation by claiming he had been shot during a traffic stop was arrested Tuesday after he admitted to colleagues that the incident never happened and he had shot himself.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Teens spend an average of nine hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


Survey: Religious Americans keep faith amid secularization

NEW YORK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say they have no ties to a particular religion.

November 03, 2015 | | Nation


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New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over shrine revamp

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.

October 21, 2017 | | Nation


Wounded veteran sees student debt forgiven but $62,000 tax bill

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a ...

October 20, 2017 | | Nation


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