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Utah officials blame lack of logging for major fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

June 27, 2017 | | Nation

Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Workers installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol on Tuesday, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the privately funded statue on state grounds.

June 27, 2017 | | Nation

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

NEW YORK (AP) - For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines.

June 27, 2017 | | Nation

Some shoppers fret when firms take over brands

NEW YORK (AP) - Some shoppers are fretting about big companies they don't like taking over their favorite brands.

June 27, 2017 | | Nation

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

June 27, 2017 | | Nation

New senior vice president named for Kaiser in Central Valley

Corwin Harper, a health-care leader with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare operations and multiple senior leadership roles, has been named Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente's Central Valley Area.

June 26, 2017 | | Nation

CNN accepts resignations over retracted news story

NEW YORK (AP) - CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

June 26, 2017 | | Nation

Is French the next trendy yogurt?

NEW YORK (AP) - There's Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining sales by marketing yet another culture in the yogurt section.

June 26, 2017 | | Nation

New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage: It costs jobs

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.

June 26, 2017 | | Nation

Man catches teen falling from park ride

NEW YORK (AP) - Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help.

June 25, 2017 | | Nation

Air bag maker Takata files for bankruptcy in Japan, US

NEW YORK (AP) - Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people.

June 25, 2017 | | Nation

Homeless college students a growing concern on campuses

DETROIT (AP) - Jennifer Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She's also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed.

June 25, 2017 | | Nation

Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.

June 25, 2017 | | Nation

Farm workers, activists march on Ben & Jerry’s

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben & Jerry's factory to push for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk for the ice cream maker that takes pride in its social activism.

June 18, 2017 | | Nation

Several sailors’ bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - Navy divers found a number of sailors' bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the busy sea off Japan, but a spokeswoman said not all seven missing had been accounted for.

June 18, 2017 | | Nation

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S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely ...

January 22, 2018 | | Nation

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