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Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff' for virtually all taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) - A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy roster of tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, according to a new report Monday

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Obama trying to avoid miscue in 1st debate

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don't screw things up.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Justices open big term with new human rights case. gay marriage, affirmative action cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine months hold the prospect for major rulings on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Court: Child porn victims can get restitution for viewers of their abuse

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Child pornography victims can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse without having to show a link between the crime and their injuries, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Nabbing 697½-pound gator a record thrill

FITLER, Miss. (AP) - The hunters knew there was a huge 'gator in wetlands where they had hunting permits. He gave them a scare before they killed him, but they got a state record - 697.5 pounds.

October 01, 2012 | | Nation


Masked teen killed by dad called a good kid

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he played an online game with friends Wednesday night. But hours later, authorities say, Tyler was outside wearing a black ski mask and wielding a knife when he was shot by his father, who thought he was a prowler.

September 29, 2012 | | Nation


Officials try to explain ‘evolving’ Obama administration’s Libya attack intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration's understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is "evolving."

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters boss' remains do turn up, they're not in her backyard.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Odd News

IRANIAN NEWS AGENCY PICKS UP ONION ARTICLE AS FACT: CHICAGO (AP) - A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Teens arrested in taped beating of woman

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Six teenagers were in custody Friday on charges they brutally beat a neighbor on her stoop "just for fun" and then posted cellphone video of the attack on Facebook, authorities said.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Office gunman was fired day of attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A man fired from his job at a Minneapolis sign-making business pulled out a handgun and began shooting up its offices, fatally wounding the owner and four others before turning the gun on himself, police said Friday.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Ex-pastor accused of killing 2 wives

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - A retired Pennsylvania pastor insists both of his wives died accidentally. Prosecutors call him a liar - and a killer.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Voter registration problems widening in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


Man fatally shoots self on TV after 90-minute Arizona. chase

PHOENIX (AP) - A man fatally shot himself in the head Friday on live national television at the end of a high-speed carjacking chase that began in Phoenix and ended about 90 minutes later within 80 miles of the California border.

September 28, 2012 | | Nation


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California, Amtrak end joint train bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said Friday that they canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the United States.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Hiker, ‘guru of trails’ missing on Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (AP) - Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday for a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday while she researched a story.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Report: Apple smartwatch to come this fall

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Governor signs $108 billion budget

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Panel OKs 2 percent raise for California lawmakers, officials

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A citizens' commission on Friday cited California's improving economy as it approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Californians warned of perilous peak fire season due to drought

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the first day of summer Saturday and the Fourth of July coming up, Southern California officials are warning residents to prepare for what's expected to be one of the most dangerous fire seasons the state has seen in years.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Berkeley pursues gas-pump warning labels

BERKELEY (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Market pushes toward milestones

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is back to setting records.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks hiking prices on drinks

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


Congresswoman proposes e-cigarette rules

SAN MATEO (AP) - A San Francisco congresswoman unveiled legislation Friday that would regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way as typical tobacco products, accusing the e-cigarette industry of targeting children and teenagers with its marketing.

June 20, 2014 | | Nation


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