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UNIV. OF ND WILL USE FIGHTING SIOUX NICKNAME: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The University of North Dakota resumed using its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname Wednesday even though it triggered NCAA sanctions, leaving some fans weary of the seven-year fight over a moniker that critics believe is demeaning.

February 08, 2012 | | Nation


Sources: New military roles planned for women

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the past decade women in the U.S. military have served, fought and died on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 08, 2012 | | Nation


Jubilant Santorum sweeps Minnesota, Colorado; wins Missouri primary as well

WASHINGTON (AP) - A resurgent Rick Santorum won Republican presidential caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday night, a stunning sweep that raised fresh questions about front-runner Mitt Romney's appeal among the ardent conservatives at the core of the party's political base.

February 08, 2012 | | Nation


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SENATE STRUGGLES TO PAY FOR HIGHWAY PROGRAMS: WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate was scheduled to take up a bill to extend federal highway and transit programs later this week even though Democrats were still struggling Tuesday to find a way to pay for the programs.

February 07, 2012 | | Nation


Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive resigns after Planned Parenthood flap

ATLANTA (AP) - A vice president at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure resigned Tuesday, saying the breast cancer charity should have stood by its politically explosive decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

February 07, 2012 | | Nation


White House hinting compromise on birth control ruling for Catholic charities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hammered by Republicans and the Catholic Church, the White House hinted at compromise Tuesday as it struggled to calm an election-year uproar caused by its rule requiring religious schools and hospitals to provide employees with access to free birth control.

February 07, 2012 | | Nation


Pa. college vending machine dispenses 'morning-after' pill

SHOPPENSBURG , Pa, (AP) - Students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania can get the "morning-after" pill by sliding $25 into a vending machine, an idea that has drawn the attention of federal regulators and raised questions about how accessible emergency contraception should be.

February 07, 2012 | | Nation


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SATIRE TREATED SERIOUSLY ON LA. REP'S FB PAGE

February 06, 2012 | | Nation


Manteca Adult School spring classes are now underway

Spring semester Adult School classes got underway last week.

February 06, 2012 | | Nation


'Halftime in America' ad creates political debate

DETROIT (AP) - People rarely pick a fight with Dirty Harry. But Chrysler's "Halftime in America" ad featuring quintessential tough guy Clint Eastwood has generated fierce debate about whether it accurately portrays the country's most economically distressed city or amounts to a campaign ad for President Barack Obama and the auto bailouts.

February 06, 2012 | | Nation




NBC broadcasts Super Bowl with pomp and promotion

NEW YORK (AP) - Clint Eastwood's patriotic pep talk about "halftime in America" might just as well have applied to NBC.

February 06, 2012 | | Nation


Chicago college offers class on Occupy movement

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago college is offering a class on the Occupy movement.

February 06, 2012 | | Nation


Deliberate blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, two boys

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - Days after a judge ruled against him in a child custody hearing, a father and his two young sons were killed Sunday when police said he intentionally blew up a house with all three inside - a tragic ending to a bizarre case that began more than two years ago when the man's wife went mysteriously missing in Utah.

February 05, 2012 | | Nation


Too many kids breathe others’ smoke in cars

CHICAGO (AP) - Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren't all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list.

February 05, 2012 | | Nation


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Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Getting paid for posts? New twist for Social networking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


Thieves got into StubHub accounts for $1.6M payday

NEW YORK (AP) - Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | | Nation


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