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US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Fired worker had right to free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Student debt traps both parents & kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Norovirus outbreak affecting hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


How does House elect speaker?

WASHINGTON (AP) - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


NY district attorney’s policy barring guns prompts debate

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon shooter rants in writings about his not having a girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly - and tragically - adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly - and tragically - adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Boy, 11, accused of killing 8-year-old neighbor with shotgun

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) - An 11-year-old boy has been charged with murder after he killed his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and witnesses say it was because the girl wouldn't let him see her puppy.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Hunter escapes attack; shoves arm down bear’s throat

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Publisher apologizes for calling slaves ‘workers’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


Lady Gaga felt alive on ‘Horror Story’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation


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Man errantly texted DA about drug swap

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man mistakenly sent a text message to a Pennsylvania prosecutor indicating that he wanted to trade marijuana for heroin.

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Cops: Cocaine trafficker lived in public housing for elderly

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - A 74-year-old Massachusetts man living in public housing for the elderly faces drug trafficking charges after police say they found cocaine valued ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he's made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he'll vote ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump signs NASA bill for Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Halfway house officials paid for alcohol, strip club

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials at a southern Ohio halfway house illegally spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, hotels, travel costs for family members and ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


High pesticide level spurs 1st recreational marijuana recall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after samples of a type of pot were found to ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Utah teens plotted to shoot girl over texts

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Two teenage boys accused of shooting a girl in the head in small-town Utah concocted the plan while playing video games and ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases new red iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners’ suit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to info, tools on phones

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Target celebrates stretch marks in swimwear ads

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is celebrating the stretch mark as a thing of beauty. The chain has launched a swimwear campaign on social media that ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Pepsi pulls 12-packs, 2-liters from shelves over soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pepsi is pulling 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city's new tax on sweetened ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) - Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a ...

March 20, 2017 | | Nation


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