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POT PIPE DELIVERED WITH KIDS MEAL AND BURGER KING: DUNDEE, Mich. (AP) - Police say a family found a marijuana pipe inside a Kids Meal bought for a 4-year-old boy at a Burger King restaurant in southern Michigan.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Schools sell trash bags instead of candy

NEW YORK (AP) - When Beth Hendrickson first proposed selling garbage bags instead of candy as a school fundraiser, "people laughed at us."

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


House votes to delay parts of health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House voted on Wednesday to delay core provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law, emboldened by the administration's concession that requiring companies to provide coverage for their workers next year may be too complicated.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage

NEW YORK (AP) - Sultry eyes burn into the camera lens from behind tousled curls. A scruff of sexy beard and loose T-shirt are bathed in soft, yellow light.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Wis. man, 76, guilty in fatal shooting of teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee man who suspected his 13-year-old neighbor of breaking into his home and stealing weapons was convicted Wednesday of fatally shooting the boy as the teen's mother looked on. Now, jurors will decide whether the 76-year-old defendant was mentally ill at the time.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Heat blankets much of US as summer sizzles

NEW YORK (AP) - From South Dakota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


The Cats' House in San Diego closes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They enjoyed the high life for years. Now eight cats accustomed to the creature comforts of a house that features an elevated feline freeway have not only been brought down to Earth, but squeezed into a 30-foot motorhome with the family Chihuahua.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Memory decline dismissed as being normal may be earliest warning sign of dementia

BOSTON (AP) - Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Appeals court invalidates NLRB appointments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Barack Obama's recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was unconstitutional.

July 17, 2013 | | Nation


Feds to sift through evidence

MIAMI (AP) - The Justice Department will sift through trial testimony, interviews and other evidence during what is likely to be a months-long investigation into whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights when he shot the black teenager.

July 16, 2013 | | Nation


Researchers build 'vanishing' tech gear

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Imagine this: There's no need to throw out your old cellphone, because it will self-destruct.

July 16, 2013 | | Nation


Man executed for killing during holdup

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff's deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening.

July 16, 2013 | | Nation


National Guard officer accused of child sex crimes

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A National Guard major who has said he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape has been indicted on charges he sexually abused three children, including two of his own.

July 16, 2013 | | Nation


Attitudes shift during recession

CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Miller clearly remembers the day his father was laid off.

July 16, 2013 | | Nation


Town, farmers aim to bust dam to help fish

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - To spawn in Little Bear Creek's west fork, wild steelhead must run a hazardous, 500-mile gauntlet up the Columbia, Snake and Clearwater rivers from the Pacific Ocean that includes sea lions and anglers' lures.

July 16, 2013 | | Nation


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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


‘Modern Family’ dad headlines gay marriage event in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In the season finale of the ABC hit 'Modern Family,' actor Ty Burrell's character ends up officiating at the wedding of the show's comical gay couple.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


School leader calls welfare folks ‘lazy pigs’

PHOENIX (AP) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has confirmed he is the author behind several anonymous blog posts that referred to welfare recipients as "lazy pigs" and Planned Parenthood as the cause of abortions among African-Americans.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Obama sending military advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


House GOP elects McCarthy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Presbyterians: Gay marriage is Christian

DETROIT (AP) - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


More vets wait 30 days; some waits shorter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics, according to an updated audit of 731 VA medical facilities released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Data: iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Harley-Davidson tests electric motorcycles

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Would a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts?

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Is extending eagle wind farm eagle permits illegal?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


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