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FCC chairman backs AT&T-DirecTV deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Congress pursues changes after pier shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Scientists record explosion at Alaska volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An explosion Tuesday morning rocked Alaska's Cleveland Volcano but scientists have detected no ash cloud that could threaten jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Feds: Man tried to export night-vision goggles to China

HONOLULU (AP) - A man was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly arranging to buy six pairs of military-grade night-vision goggles from an undercover federal agent and trying to export them to China, court documents show.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Bill Cosby’s attorneys asking judge to keep settlement sealed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers argued on Tuesday that his admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s doesn't mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Theater shooter may never be executed even if sentenced to die

DENVER (AP) - The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But even if they choose death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

‘Archie’ cartoonist Tom Moore dies in his native El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Court overturns Blagojevich convictions

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

I-10 California bridge passed inspection, failed in flash flood

DESERT CENTER (AP) - The interstate bridge that washed out in the desert between Los Angeles and Phoenix easily withstood its daily load of thousands of cars and trucks, but the pounding of a powerful flash flood scoured away the land where the bridge was anchored, officials said Monday.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Child hurt when SUV rolls off freeway, into cars

VICTORVILLE (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old child was seriously injured when an SUV carrying seven people careened off a Southern California freeway and into a car dealership, damaging a dozen other vehicles.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Gold falls to lowest level in 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors are running out of reasons to own gold.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Fed directs 8 biggest banks: Hold more

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion against unexpected losses and reduce the chances of future taxpayer bailouts.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Apple has cash cow in iPhone

CUPERTINO (AP) - Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to ‘drive dirty’

DETROIT (AP) - Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

New legal marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

DENVER (AP) - Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations.

July 21, 2015 | | Nation

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September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Target pushes health, hands workers Fitbits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is going on a health kick, aimed at both customers and its employees.

September 16, 2015 | | Nation

Whataburger fires worker, refused to serve officers

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) - Whataburger has fired a worker who refused to serve two off-duty, in-uniform law enforcement officers who stopped at a Dallas-area restaurant.

September 16, 2015 | | Nation

Target pushes innovation, promises to fix the basics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target is using 25 stores in the Los Angeles area as testing grounds for the retailer's top 50 innovations - from electronic tags ...

September 16, 2015 | | Nation

Floods kill at least 16

HILDALE, Utah (AP) - Rescuers trudged through muddy streambeds Tuesday in a small polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border and found the bodies of several children ...

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Astronaut midway in yearlong spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway home.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Candidates raise money via new Twitter service

WASHINGTON (AP) - Think of it as tweeting for dollars.

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

School bus crash kills 2, seriously injures 3

HOUSTON (AP) - A school bus plunged off a highway overpass in Houston after being hit by a car driven by a teacher Tuesday, killing two ...

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Arrest for cursing on ticket is rights violation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A village named Liberty must stand trial for arresting a man who wrote curse words on a speeding ticket and ...

September 15, 2015 | | Nation

Man who killed firefighter was mad over traffic delay

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A motorist accused of deliberately and fatally hitting a firefighter with his car told police he was angry with the firefighters collecting ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Mississippi seeks suspect in slayings 300 miles apart

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A college instructor suspected in the fatal shootings of a woman he lived with on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and a professor ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Charges in hazing death of NYC student

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) - A grand jury has recommended charges against dozens of fraternity members in the death of a New York City college freshman ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Mom of boy found dead in swing indictement

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake in NW Nevada

REBO (AP) - Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near ...

September 14, 2015 | | Nation

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