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Fear of economic blow as births drop

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation


Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Is U of Utah fight song too manly?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After more than a century of singing "I'm a Utah Man," some say it's time to update the University of Utah's 1904 fight song.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s family to pay victim $2M

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the family of a boy who was paralyzed in the accident, according to court documents detailing the first approved settlement in the case.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Prayer case challengers: The debate matters

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - Two upstate New York women who challenged their town board's pre-meeting prayers before the nation's highest court said Tuesday their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue the case has inspired.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Unidentified remains to return to Sept. 11 site

NEW YORK (AP) - The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 are set to be moved to a repository at ground zero this weekend, renewing a more than decade-long debate among grieving family members about the best final resting place for their loved ones.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Pricey SUVs destroyed when wreck triggers fire

HOUSTON (AP) - A vehicle involved in a traffic accident careered into a Houston-area Cadillac dealership and struck a row of Escalades, triggering a fire that destroyed six of the pricey SUVs.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Board has dad charged after protesting book at school meeting

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man who refused to stop objecting to a book about bullying read by his daughter's high school English class was charged with disorderly conduct.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Subway tests hummus, thinner meat slices

NEW YORK (AP) - Subway is testing hummus and thinner slices of deli meats that look more appealing as it looks to keep pace with changing eating trends.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Intel, PC makers broaden support for Chromebook operating systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Hawaiians spur STD app’s name change

HONOLULU (AP) - A sexual health information app called "Hula" will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app's owner said Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Nestle Purina in dog fight over competitor’s claims

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nestle Purina PetCare Co. filed suit Tuesday against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., accusing its competitor of misleading consumers about the ingredients in its dog and cat foods.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


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‘Brady Bunch’ actress Ann B. Davis dies

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | | Nation


Bieber apologizes for racial slur joke

NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word.

June 01, 2014 | | Nation


Cheap drug boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 01, 2014 | | Nation


Cure possible for puppies’ parvo

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota company that discovered an antibody technology while trying to cure flocks of dying geese is using its research for a more warm and fuzzy purpose: saving puppies.

June 01, 2014 | | Nation


Shinseki resigns amid VA problems

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


No charges in death of BART officer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A transit police detective who shot and killed a fellow officer in January accidentally mistook him for an armed assailant and won't be charged, California prosecutors said in a report released on Friday.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


Teacher ridiculed autistic student

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan teacher humiliated a student with Asperger's syndrome by videotaping him after he became wedged in a chair and showing the footage to his fifth-grade class and her colleagues, the school's superintendent wrote in a letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


Police officers indicted in large chase

CLEVELAND (AP) - Six officers in Cleveland's troubled police department were indicted Friday in a November 2012 car chase that ended with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 shots, was decried as a racially motivated execution and is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


Toddler severely burned in drug raid

ATLANTA (AP) - Officers raiding a Georgia home in search of a drug suspect used a flash grenade not knowing children were inside, severely burning a toddler who was sleeping just inside the door, authorities and the boy's family said.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


Judge orders ‘affluenza’ records turned over

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas judge ordered attorneys for the North Texas teenager who killed four people in a deadly wreck to turn over the records of the psychologist who claimed the teen had "affluenza."

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


New Mexico city working on who gets Atari games

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Officials in southeastern New Mexico began work on a plan this week to divide a cache of Atari video games dug up from an old landfill last month.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


Google closing smartphone factory in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit announced Friday it will shutter its North Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone assembly plant in the U.S.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


Cross-country flight diverted after dog poops

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A cross-country fight had to make an unscheduled landing when a service dog pooped twice in the aisle, sickening passengers with the odor.

May 30, 2014 | | Nation


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