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Best Buy shares down as it offers muted profit goals

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Best Buy fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain outlined long-term profit goals that displeased investors.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Health benefit offers from small firmss keep vanishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list

NEW YORK (AP) - In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


7.1 quake kills 139 as in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Haitians find ‘Mexican dream’ instead

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle and come in on days off to learn new skills, traits that he says make them a model for their Mexican counterparts.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Stanislav Petrov, averted nuclear war, dies at 77

MOSCOW (AP) - Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold War, has died at 77.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


GOP strains for last chance Obamacare repeal votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T in tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years, justifying the spurt of red ink with promises of surging economic growth and a burst of new revenues.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


More protests set for today after quiet night in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Senate GOP musters final push to erase health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill's impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial estimates won't be ready in time for a vote.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American.

September 18, 2017 | | Nation


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Female directors ready to topple an ignoble Oscar stat

NEW YORK (AP) - Four.

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


CMA Awards offer political, emotional moments during show

NASHVILLE (AP) - The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments ...

November 08, 2017 | | Nation


Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

MOSCOW (AP) - A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple revamped overseas ops

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


House GOP weighs repeal of health mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's ...

November 06, 2017 | | Nation


WEST COAST HOMELESS EXPLOSION

SEATTLE- In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw ...

November 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Nation


Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs following attack by neighbor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Brazile stirs Dem party strife as bellwether gov race nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are struggling to put the bitter 2016 election behind them as the party's current chairman and his predecessor bicker over Hillary ...

November 05, 2017 | | Nation


Protocol on Asia trip? Trump to use ‘whatever language he wants’

WASHINGTON (AP) - When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren't too long - or short. Don't bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets. Don ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


More than 40M fire extinguishers that may not work recalled

DETROIT (AP) - More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s tweets unlikely to slow NYC terror case

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's tweets calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the New York truck rampage could give ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Following attack, 57 NYC intersections get barriers

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials on Thursday began to put up additional concrete barriers at intersections, including one where an attacker drove onto a ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


Suspect walked off job hours before deadly Walmart attack

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver Walmart, killing three people, abruptly walked away from his roofing company job ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


US rate for gun deaths increases

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a ...

November 02, 2017 | | Nation


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