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Hacking fallout puts all firms on alert

ATLANTA (AP) - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Volatile online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) - Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Hellmann’s maker drops suit over ‘Just Mayo’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


14 charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) - Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Killing shows strict police vetting needed

DENVER (AP) - The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Guilty verdict in exchange student’s death

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Uber says it will focus more on safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ release

NEW YORK (AP) - Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

NEW YORK (AP) - BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

NEW YORK (AP) - Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Man gets 7 years for mailing bomb to Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) - An Oklahoma man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his conviction on charges of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to an Arizona sheriff in a plot to frame a former business partner.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Congress votes to extend tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


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First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Lost sailors did not activate their emergency beacon

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


‘House of Cards’ canceled as fallout continues for Spacey

NEW YORK (AP) - The fallout facing Kevin Spacey widened Monday following an accusation that he allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, with Netflix ...

October 30, 2017 | | Nation


Trump offers fresh criticism of inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Marine sergeant’s trial over Muslim recruit’s death to start

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A court-martial is due to start this week for a Marine Corps drill instructor charged with abusing two Muslim recruits ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

PHOENIX (AP) - A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


High school coach blasts ref who left after anthem

MONROE, N.J. (AP) - A high school football coach criticized a referee who refused to officiate a game after members of the opposing team knelt ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


He writes to families of dead troops

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


Domestic abuse shelters for men help spotlight male violence victims

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas group has opened what's believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are ...

October 29, 2017 | | Nation


House backs $4T budget, tax plan is coming up next

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans powered a $4 trillion budget through the House on Thursday by a razor-thin margin, a close vote underscoring the difficulties that lie ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Crossing Honolulu street? Don’t text to avoid a fine

HONOLULU (AP) - Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


JFK files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


GOP targets environmental rules after massive wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for tree cutting in national forests in response to the deadly wildfires in ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Feds agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a "very substantial" payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


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