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Federal budget heads to final passage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong Republican complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits.

December 17, 2013 | | Nation


Why do lottery players think they can defy gambling odds?

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck - really extraordinary luck - you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island.

December 17, 2013 | | Nation


Jealous Fla. man shot at co-worker's car

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Wal-Mart employee faces charges after officials say he shot a co-worker's car window because she won an employee-of-the-month award.

December 17, 2013 | | Nation


Florida school named for South general, honorary KKK member to be changed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida school board has decided to end a decades-long controversy and rename a high school now named for a Confederate general and honorary Ku Klux Klan leader that some historical records say ordered the execution of hundreds of black Union soldiers.

December 17, 2013 | | Nation


Odd News

MAN TICKETED FOR TRYING TO TRADE GATOR FOR BEER: MIAMI (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.

December 17, 2013 | | Nation


Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall

NEW YORK (AP) - Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty.

December 17, 2013 | | Nation


Nevada family describes wilderness ordeal

RENO (AP) - Family members rescued after spending about 48 hours in the frigid wilderness of northern Nevada last week spoke out publicly for the first time Monday, saying they don't think they would've lasted two more days out in the cold.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Yellowstone magma much bigger than thought

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Congress targets fed workers' pensions

Congress targets fed workers' pensions

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Influential country singer Ray Price passes away at 87

DALLAS (AP) - Good friends like Willie Nelson and Merle haggard got more credit for their contrary ways and trend-setting ideas, but it was Ray Price who set the precedent for change in country music more than a decade earlier.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winner for 'Suspicion,' dies at age 96

CARMEL (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $568M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Mega Millions jackpot inched toward a U.S. lottery record Monday as it soared to $586 million amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, raising the possibility that the prize could pass the once-unthinkable $1 billion mark by Christmas Eve should nobody win before then.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Cat-mouse game might explain how felines got tame

NEW YORK (AP) - A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village some 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines transformed into the tame pets we know today.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

REGULATORS SUE ONLINE LENDER CASHCALL: WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have sued online lender CashCall Inc., its owner and two related companies, accusing them of collecting money that consumers didn't owe.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


Florida police say man lied about abandoned baby

DEBARY, Fla. (AP) - A man who said he found an abandoned newborn girl wrapped in newspapers outside a central Florida convenience store was arrested Monday and charged with lying to investigators.

December 16, 2013 | | Nation


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Man, 85, says mail carrier saved his life

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - An 85-year-old Nebraska man credits a mail carrier with saving his life on a recent hot day after he fell in the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Clinton confident about handling of emails

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Demos fret over ‘sharing economy; GOP moves in

DENVER (AP) - The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Pet teacup porkers pack rescues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the ...

July 26, 2015 | | Nation


Theater gunman killed with legal handgun

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Mega-health deals bloom, Anthem bids $48B for Cigna

NEW YORK (AP) - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Tourists worried about fire nix their Glacier National Park trips

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Hotels and campgrounds in Glacier National Park are flooded with calls from worried tourists canceling their reservations or asking whether the Montana ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


AT&T buys DirecTV, biggest traditional TV provider in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Jacket worn by Ringo Starr in movie gets $46K

BOSTON (AP) - The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" has sold at auction for more than ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Oregon TV anchor fired after testing positive for marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


UBER APPROACH TO MEDICINE

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Bono teams up with Revo for eye care awareness

NEW YORK (AP) - Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Alzheimer’s: Exercise good for brain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


Teen arrested in grandparents’ deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The 14-year-old grandson of an Arkansas couple found dead behind their home was arrested Thursday and was awaiting arraignment on two ...

July 24, 2015 | | Nation


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