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Lawsuits filed against Volkswagen

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At least two lawsuits have been filed in California over Volkswagen tampering with emissions testing on VW and Audi models to deceive regulators.

September 24, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation

Experts question safety of Essure device linked to pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Hollister to remove steps from entrances

DENVER (AP) - The clothing chain Hollister will get rid of steps at its trademark entrances at dozens of stores across the U.S. to make the doorways wheelchair accessible as part of a settlement approved Thursday by a federal judge.

September 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pope denies he’s a liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world's wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

New duck-billed dinosaur found

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and Florida university researchers.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Gunman kills deputy outside lawyer’s office

SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy outside a lawyer's office Tuesday and then barricaded himself inside a motel, where he exchanged gunfire with other deputies and was killed, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Whistleblowers: VA inspector general a ‘joke’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to retaliate against whistleblowers despite repeated pledges to stop punishing those who speak up, a group of employees said Tuesday. One called the department's office of inspector general a "joke."

September 22, 2015 | | Nation

Alabama city leaders target sagging pants

DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Leaders of an Alabama city fed up with sagging pants on young men and hemlines on women's skirts creeping higher are mulling penalties for clothing they consider inappropriate.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

2 arrested in Reno after commission meeting evacuated

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A man set off a panic and evacuation of the county commission chambers in Reno on Monday when he spilled an unknown green liquid on the public speaking lectern while making a statement about pollution in the city's drinking water supply.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Navy fighter jet crashes near Lemoore

LEMOORE (AP) - A Navy fighter jet crashed near a California military base Monday, but the pilot ejected and safely parachuted to the ground, authorities said.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Suspended student poured gasoline on security guard

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A suspended student poured gasoline from a soda container onto a school security guard on Monday when she was denied entrance to her western Pennsylvania high school, police and school officials said. Students were later dismissed as the smell of gas permeated the school.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Ex-peanut exec gets 28 years in prison

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Apple withdraws some China apps

BEIJING (AP) - Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

Macy’s plans to add 85K seasonal holiday workers

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 85,000 seasonal workers for temporary jobs ahead of the holidays to meet expected higher demand. That is about the same as a year ago.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

VW rocked by emissions scandal as stock plunges

BERLIN (AP) - Volkswagen, the world's top-selling automaker, lost a stunning 17.1 percent of its value Monday after admitting that it intentionally rigged nearly half a million cars to defeat U.S. smog tests.

September 21, 2015 | | Nation

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House bill would limit calorie labels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supermarkets and pizza chains would get some relief from government calorie labeling rules under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

$2M awarded to man who had surgery on wrong side of brain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Group blasts ‘unsafe’ toys

BOSTON (AP) - Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie "Jurassic World" and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group's annual ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Target profit climbs as traffic jumps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Switch insurance plans to pay less

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul.

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

FDA clears new heroin antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved an easy-to-use version of the life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, as communities ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

GOP: Close borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from some Democrats and igniting an emotional ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safety

NEW YORK (AP) - From cafes in New York to tailgate parties in the heartland, the bloodbath in Paris is forcing Americans to ponder the awful ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

French hunt 2nd fugitive, launch new airstrikes on IS

PARIS (AP) - French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

MOSCOW (AP) - A somber President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible for a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

Salt Lake City elects its first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the ...

November 17, 2015 | | Nation

Foreign students in US up 10%

BOSTON (AP) - The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 ...

November 16, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Oregon man’s rampage Leaves dad, 2 pedestrians dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man attacked his parents before torching the home they all shared, stealing their SUV and intentionally running down pedestrians in ...

November 16, 2015 | | Nation

NJ mall frees up Santa’s lap: No more $35 to $50 fee

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Santa Claus is free again.

November 16, 2015 | | Nation

Wisconsin convent says prayer has gone on nonstop since 1878

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire - any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say ...

November 16, 2015 | | Nation

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