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Instagram says it will show posts in order of ‘relevance’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Instagram users could soon notice something different in their feeds: Instead of showing users the most recent posts first, the mobile photo-sharing app says it will give higher priority to posts that each user is likely to care about most.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


TARGETING OVERDOSES

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Study questions impact of students’ weight report cards

NEW YORK (AP) - When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds being labeled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.

March 14, 2016 | | Nation


Smartphone ‘voices’ not always that helpful during a health crisis

CHICAGO (AP) - It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer is often "not very."

March 14, 2016 | | Nation


After crash, Competitors press toward Iditarod finish

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Mushers pressed their dog sled teams closer to the finish line in Alaska's famous Iditarod on Sunday after a snowmobiler intentionally rammed into two top competitors, killing one dog and injuring others, authorities said.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Dog with no legs leaves Korea for new life in US

PHOENIX (AP) - A dog that was left in a garbage bag behind a South Korea meat market has a new life - and new limbs - on the other side of the world in Arizona.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Farmworkers protest by home of Wendy’s billionaire chairman

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters, many farmworkers, led by Ethel Kennedy, demonstrated near the home of Wendy's fast food chain's chairman in hopes of convincing the company to pay a penny-per-pound fee for its tomatoes to supplement some farmworkers' wages.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


A drive to help the poor get back behind the wheel

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Zia Gbau, who came to Vermont as a refugee from the Republic of Congo, suffered a serious stroke last year and was unable to work for several months. Without money, his truck fell into disrepair, and he got two tickets for an expired inspection sticker.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Pricey tea a growing niche crop in US, even Canada

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - After Hurricane Katrina wiped out his timber 11 years ago, Jason McDonald wanted a crop less susceptible to Mississippi's potentially powerful storms.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Rubio’s political reckoning arrives in Florida primary

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was among the Republican Party's biggest stars when he burst onto the national stage in the tea party wave of 2010. Now, he is facing a home-state showing on Tuesday that could devastate his 2016 presidential campaign and damage his political brand for years to come.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Trump stands by campaign rhetoric

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Showing few signs of trying to ease the nation's tense political atmosphere, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is standing by his antagonistic campaign rhetoric, rejecting any responsibility for violence at his rallies and defending his supporters who have been charged with assaulting protesters.

March 13, 2016 | | Nation


Maine wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of claw meat.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Trump rivals fight on, but politely

MIAMI (AP) - Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday night's presidential face-off into a mostly respectful but still pointed discussion of Social Security, Islam, trade and more. Trump shook his head and declared at one point: "I can't believe how civil it's been up here."

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


Donald Trump rally attendee charged with hitting black man

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A white Donald Trump rally attendee was charged with assault Thursday after he was caught on video hitting a black man being escorted by deputies from the venue, authorities said.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


First lady’s death stirs memories of Reagan era

SIMI VALLEY . (AP) - They came to mourn the stylish, influential first lady and celebrate an era.

March 11, 2016 | | Nation


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Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel on Saturday by ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: Tweets ‘NO MORE’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday declared "NO MORE" to a deal to help "Dreamer" immigrants and threatened to pull out of ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles

WASHINGHTON, D.C. (AP) - It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, "merit-based" immigration system, a keystone ...

April 01, 2018 | | Nation


National anthem will hot topic at NFL meetings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Oregon couple working on psychedelic ballot initiative

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon couple is pushing to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use of psilocybin - a psychoactive compound found in so-called "magic" mushrooms ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Drive-thru prayers on Good Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana church is gearing up for Good Friday, when its pastor and volunteers gather on the church's long circle driveway ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Beaten inmate sues state for keeping half of $300K legal award

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut inmate is fighting the state in federal court after officials were ordered to pay him $300,000 in a lawsuit ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Trump defends $1.3T spending plan

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his decision to sign a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill despite his misgivings, pointing ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Porn star describes threat over alleged Trump encounter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Anguished students take aim at gun laws, next election cycle

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Charlie Goodman looked at the massive crowd around him, the largest youth-led protest in Washington since the Vietnam War era. He ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday that students who have rallied for gun control should instead learn CPR or find ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectors

NEW YORK (AP) - The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity ...

March 25, 2018 | | Nation


Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

CINCINNATI (AP) - A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


Indian tribe seizes non-native dad’s newborn in hospital

MIAMI (AP) - A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


McMaster out, Bolton in as new Trump adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R ...

March 22, 2018 | | Nation


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