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Couple was living in overdue rental truck

McCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Police say they have arrested a Mississippi couple found living with their two children and the children's grandmother in an overdue rental truck that had been reported stolen.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


Fast food workers push for $15 an hour

CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


Coming out of the Social Security closet

Well, I've written another column that sure touched a nerve. I'm talking about the column that appeared a couple weeks ago in which I shared an email I got from a woman who was upset because her good friend died at age 69 without ever collecting a nickel of her Social Security benefits. She was angry at a financial planner who advised her friend to delay benefits until age 70. Sadly, in this woman's case, that turned out to be bad advice.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON (AP) - More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


As inmate died, lawyers debated

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Doctor fires back at gunman

DARBY, Pa. (AP) - A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a hospital on Thursday helped stop the patient by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man held after wild car-theft spree

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Tornado slams campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man claims penis was mistakenly amputated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Dad charged after dresser kills 2 toddlers

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Not buying insurance may cost you $2,448

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

SEATTLE (AP) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17% by hauling 8% more freight

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Workforce layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) - The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

July 24, 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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