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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


Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sued over shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man's civil rights.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Retired officer gives autism safety

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Sex-change for inmate overturned

BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


Hackers make threats against theaters

NEW YORK (AP) - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including thousands of emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.

December 16, 2014 | | Nation


All-electric car may not be so green

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Thieves adopt ‘crash-and-grab’ tactics

CHICAGO (AP) - All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothing and ski masks pour out, grabbing whatever they can with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Lava on course to hit gas station, stores

HONOLULU (AP) - Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said Monday.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


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Lawyers: Execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Death penalty for drug traffickers part of plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Some wanted Florida school shooting suspect committed in 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided he ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition.

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Navy’s new attack submarine named Colorado joins fleet

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, joined the fleet Saturday in a ceremony at Connecticut's Naval ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Prospects dim for congestion tolls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The prospects for are worsening for the latest proposal to impose new tolls on motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the ...

March 18, 2018 | | Nation


Site rededicated to Harriet Tubman

BALTIMORE (AP) - A space at a Baltimore park that had long honored two Confederate generals has been rededicated to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

March 12, 2018 | | Nation


Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role ...

March 12, 2018 | | Nation


Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


Background check system riddled with flaws

SEATTLE (AP) - Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


No more conditions on North Korea for talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


Trump backs off his call for raising age to purchase gun

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background ...

March 11, 2018 | | Nation


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