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Job gains put US on pace for best growth since ‘99

WASHINGTON (AP) - A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.

December 05, 2014 | | Nation


US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Police cases converge to stir national debate

NEW YORK (AP) - From the White House to the streets of some of America's biggest cities, the New York chokehold case converged with the Ferguson shooting and investigations out of South Carolina and Cleveland to stir a national conversation Thursday about racial justice and police use of force.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Uber raises $1.2 billion, valued at $40 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan's Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care.

December 04, 2014 | | Nation


UN weather agency: 2014 on track for hottest year

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With temperature data showing 2014 currently tied for the hottest year on record, the U.N. weather agency on Wednesday rejected claims that global warming has paused.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US couple cleared in daughter’s death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - An American couple left the Gulf nation of Qatar on Wednesday after being cleared of charges in their adopted 8-year-old daughter's death, ending a nearly two-year legal saga they contend was rooted in confusion over cross-cultural adoption.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


US contractor ends fifth year in Cuban prison

HAVANA (AP) - Five years to the day after his arrest in Cuba on espionage charges, former U.S. contractor Alan Gross is threatening a hunger strike, refusing almost all visitors and predicting he will die in prison if he isn't freed by his 66th birthday in May, relatives and backers said Wednesday.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in recent days, Pentagon officials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and killed and terrorized Iraqi civilians.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - When Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight Islamic extremists, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab threatened to retaliate by bringing down Nairobi's skyscrapers.

December 03, 2014 | | Nation


Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson; students tackling sensitive topics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


Civilian workers at some prisons get pepper spray

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The federal prison system has begun supplying pepper spray canisters to cooks, counselors and other civilian workers at some of its most violent institutions, yielding to efforts following a 2013 fatal attack by an inmate on an unarmed Pennsylvania prison guard.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation


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Mom gets prison for lying to police in potty training death

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - A Utah judge handed down the maximum sentence Monday to a mother who acknowledged lying to investigators after what police call her ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


White officer gets probation in black driver’s shooting death

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white South Carolina police officer who was charged with a felony for shooting and killing a black driver at the ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Utah polygamy ban restored in loss for ‘Sister Wives’ family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court restored Utah's ban on polygamy Monday, handing a defeat to the family from TV's "Sister ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Legislator barred from bringing oxygen tank to House chamber

UNITY, N.H. (AP) - An 80-year-old New Hampshire legislator with a lung problem has been told not to bring his portable oxygen concentrator with him ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Rescuers try to find skiers stuck on glacier for days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Searchers on Monday hoped to find two skiers who have been stuck on an Alaska glacier for three days and were forced ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Brown: Measure addresses old mistake

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the initiative he is promoting for the November ballot would help fix a mistake he made ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Fireworks accident at temple in India kills 100 plus

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AP) - The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began - an unauthorized ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for disabled savings

BOSTON (AP) - Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


3 rescued from deserted island after writing ‘help’ on beach

HONOLULU (AP) - Three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Rep. Honda creates legal expense fund

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Honda has quietly set up a fund dedicated to collecting money to pay bills related to ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Top cartel leader appeared to find temporary haven in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - A man who was slain at an upscale suburban Dallas shopping center is identified in federal court documents as the acting leader of ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


SpaceX delivers world’s 1st inflatable room for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has made good on a high-priority delivery: the world's first inflatable room for astronauts.

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Minnesota Burger King workers smash windows after prank call

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - A prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ousted execs defend work at Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two men ousted from top executive positions at Wounded Warrior Project say their leadership upheld the intent of donors who contributed millions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


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