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SOCIAL SECURITY AT 80

WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Samsung unveils two jumbo phones

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.

August 13, 2015 | | Nation


Hiring reaches six-month high during June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Couple accused of turning girl, 13, into sex slave

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by surgery

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who at age 90 still travels the world supporting the humanitarian endeavors that have consumed his time in the decades since he left office, announced Wednesday he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit over using teen as bait in sex sting at school can proceed

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit against an Alabama school board to continue over a 14-year-old girl who was used by a school employee in a plot to catch an alleged sexual predator.

August 12, 2015 | | Nation


Burger King: One Direction, Buzzfeed spurred chicken fries

NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Burger King's chicken fries may have the boy band One Direction and the website Buzzfeed to thank for the return of the skinny fried sticks.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Verizon: Existing customers can upgrade

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a two-year service contract.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton relents, gives up email server

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


More than 5,000 quakes hit northwest Nevada

RENO (AP) - Seismologists studying a year-long swarm of thousands of mostly minor earthquakes in northwest Nevada say they could be the precursor for a "big one," although speculation that they're related to a series of extinct volcanoes can't be ruled out.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Parents of boy with cockroach in breathing tube get prison

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman and her husband were sentenced to prison for endangering and neglecting five of her children, including a 4-year-old with cystic fibrosis who had a dead cockroach in his breathing tube.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Colorado may ban ‘candy’ name on marijuana treats

DENVER (AP) - Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Kim Kardashian drug promotions draw FDA’s ire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian's social media posts violate federal drug-promotion rules.

August 11, 2015 | | Nation


Man on motorized scooter waved pellet gun, shot dead

PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) - A 77-year-old man on a motorized scooter who pointed what appeared to be a handgun at police officers and refused their demands to drop it was shot by them and was killed, authorities said.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Answers sought as mine spill fouls rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in the desert Southwest on Monday, prompting local officials and families to demand answers about possible long-term threats from heavy metals borne along by the spill.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


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4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks Indianapolis crowd

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational ...

April 08, 2018 | | Nation


Teens begin Mississippi- to-Memphis march in honor of King

DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) - Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Commitment to King’s unfinished work remains 50 years later

ATLANTA (AP) - Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


50 years after King’s death, high-pay jobs elude many blacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Black workers nationwide are chronically underrepresented in high-salary jobs in technology, business and engineering, among other fields, an Associated Press analysis of government ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals go mostly unmet

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for many issues throughout his life as a minister and the leader of the ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats tell embattled rep to quit; she says she won’t

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The cries for embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Winning ticket for Mega Millions bought in NJ

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey.

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Judge dismisses case against social media after Florida club rampage

DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Facebook, Google and Twitter by families of patrons killed in the 2016 Orlando, Florida, nightclub ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Woman sentenced to 5 years for voting while on probation

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman was sentenced to five years in prison for voting in the 2016 presidential election when she was ineligible ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


How you’re tracked online — and what you can do about it

NEW YORK (AP) - Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


North Carolina officer shoots, kills man during traffic stop

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A white North Carolina police officer shot and killed a black passenger who refused orders not to reach for a gun ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


New York killer who massacred 10 in 1984 freed from prison

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who killed 10 people in 1984 in one of New York City's most notorious massacres has been released from ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


‘Hope and dignity:’ Pope calls for peace in Easter message

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


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