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'BREAKING BAD' WINNER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES: FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man who won a raffle to watch the series finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" with the cast has been charged with running a drug distribution operation.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Citizens come to aid of shot officer

PHOENIX (AP) - Police on Thursday commended the actions of citizens who offered help after an officer and another man were shot following the armed robbery of $18,000 from employees of a strip club.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Bid to reduce Saudi man's sentence denied

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado judge on Thursday denied a Saudi man's request to return to his home country to complete his prison term for sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Is shale oil more explosive?

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Some workers set to reach $100K pay in Boeing deal

SEATTLE (AP) - Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co., according to an Associated Press analysis of the deal.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Confusion, relief mark start of new reforms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies.

January 02, 2014 | | Nation


Real world study shows texting, & dialing while driving raises crash risk

ATLANTA (AP) - A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


James Avery of ‘Fresh Prince’ television fame dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) - James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Marketing efforts target ‘young invincibles’

MIAMI (AP) - The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements. The president is even (gasp) asking their mothers to help convince them to sign up for insurance.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Legal recreational pot industry opens

DENVER (AP) - Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation's first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


HP confirms higher layoffs expected

PALO ALTO (AP) - Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn't changed, a spokesman for her husband's office said Wednesday.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• THIEF CARRIES 250-POUND SAFE OUT OF MASS. EATERY: WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts police are searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant.

January 01, 2014 | | Nation


‘Selfie,' 'twerk' top annoying word list

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


Federal sign-ups pass 1 million mark

HONOLULU (AP) - The government's rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says.

December 30, 2013 | | Nation


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Teen pleads no contest to killing girl on day of junior prom

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death at their high school for rejecting his invitation to the junior prom pleaded ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Jury awards Fox’s Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president, citing a concern that his independent ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Suspensions lifted for firefighters who transported toddler to ER

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Handed a toddler who was unresponsive and turning blue, Capt. James Kelley of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department had a choice to ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Pastor who spoke at Ted Cruz rally shot and wounded

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was gunned ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


WEIGHT VS. FAT

WASHINGTON (AP) - The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Research uses emojis for school lunches rating

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The smiling, blissful and confused-looking emojis dotting the electronic landscape may hold the key to ferreting out grade-school children's true feelings ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug

ATLANTA (AP) - Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Denver planning to evict homeless from camps

DENVER (AP) - Officials in Denver are planning to evict people from homeless camps that have popped up around homeless shelters and in public places, saying ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Gyrocopter nearly collided with airplane

WASHINGTON, D.C., (AP) - A Florida man who flew a small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol last spring ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Trump slams anti-torture laws

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says that, as president, he would push to change laws that prohibit waterboarding and other ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Cruz: Best alternative to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders on Sunday grappled with the prospect that the best hope for stopping Donald Trump's march to the nomination may be ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City stages gay wedding expo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jason Langlois and Will Bladh are in the early stages of making plans for their summer 2017 wedding, and they don ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


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