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911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Affluenza’ teen, mon planned flight

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave away their location, authorities said Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

California tribe to reopen casino after more than a year

FRESNO (AP) - A Central California tribe is set to reopen its casino Thursday, more than a year after a faction attempted an armed takeover, sending gamblers scrambling with chips left on the tables.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

SeaWorld suing California over ban on orca breeding

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Twitter revises policy banning threats & abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter has revised its rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users, promising a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Home prices rise in October, helped by solid job market

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Judge OKs brain tests in end-of-life case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge gave a Reno hospital the go-ahead Tuesday to conduct brain wave tests on a 20-year-old woman who has been on life-support since April, but the judge indicated she won't rule until at least Jan. 22 on the crucial question of life or death.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Next generation taste test

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Texas’ ‘affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas district attorney's office says Mexican authorities have detained a teen who disappeared with his mother after video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck that killed four people.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation

Bakery owners pay damages in gay wedding case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple have paid $135,000 in state-ordered damages - after refusing to do so for nearly six months.

December 28, 2015 | | Nation

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Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

ATLANTA (AP) - The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Shipping shakeup? Amazon may deliver own packages

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Citing fraud, LL Bean puts limits on its return policy

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 ...

February 09, 2018 | | Nation

Desert in bloom? Wildflowers could sprout along storm’s path

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Outdoor enthusiasts looking for wildflowers in the Mojave Desert this year are likely to encounter the blossoms only along the path of ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Hawaii police officers accused of making man touch urinal

HONOLULU (AP) - The FBI is investigating four Honolulu police officers who are accused of forcing a man to place his mouth on a urinal inside ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX's hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn’t clear Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, Democratic ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Amtrak crash in leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it ...

February 04, 2018 | | Nation

Strong health sign-ups under Obamacare encourage Democrats

DENVER (AP) - Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Kochs to spend $20M to promote tax overhaul

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Sessions survives turbulent year as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

Safe injection site plans spark questions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia wants to establish safe havens where people can inject drugs, an effort to combat skyrocketing opioid overdoses in the city.

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

As pot stockpiles are depleted fear grows black market will boom

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan ...

January 28, 2018 | | Nation

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