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Court rule changes should cut lawsuits’ cost, time

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts highlighted changes Thursday to federal court rules that he hopes will make lawsuits less expensive and time consuming.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices. Massive stockpiles of crude globally turned 2015 into the year of the pain-free fill up. More of the same is expected for 2016 as oil prices remain low. Here's a quick breakdown of the numbers, courtesy of the AAA.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) - Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines - not to mention the companies that run them.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Facebook glitch marks 46 years of online friendship

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook's making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


NY payphones become free Wi-Fi hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) - Operator, won't you help me replace this call?

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Nevada court orders new trial in biker club killing

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle clubs at a Reno-area casino.

January 01, 2016 | | Nation


Drought persists despite above average snowpack

The California Department of Water Resources its first snow survey Tuesday and determined that water content in the state's snowpack is 136 percent of average for this time of year. Although recent storms have provided near average water content in the Sierra snowpack, actual runoff is well below average. At just 56 percent of average, less water has been available to fill up key reservoirs.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Woman drowned grandson in bathtub

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A 51-year-old California woman who is accused of intentionally drowning her grandson in a bathtub has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police vow to stop surfers who use violence to protect waves

PALOS VERDES ESTATES . (AP) - So much for hanging loose.

December 30, 2015 | | Nation


Great Salt Lake hits historic low

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Drought has caused water levels in the northern portion of Utah's Great Salt Lake to drop to a historic low for the second year in a row, according to state and federal officials.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


911 dispatcher demoted for playing video games on job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida 911 dispatcher has been reprimanded and demoted for playing video games on the job.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Cleveland officers still in jeopardy over Rice case

CLEVELAND (AP) - Despite the grand jury decision not to charge a white patrolman in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the case is far from over for the city of Cleveland, the officers involved in the shooting, or the black boy's grief-stricken family.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Times Square on New Year’s to be ‘safest place in the world’

NEW YORK (AP) - With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world - heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


Hawaii man’s opinions on sex keep him from becoming teacher

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


What is ‘affluenza’?

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager sentenced to probation for causing a fatal drunken-driving crash was taken into custody late Monday in Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled after he may have violated terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, now 18, received the light sentence in 2013 after his attorneys said he suffered from "affluenza," which drew widespread ridicule.

December 29, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump declares opioid emergency but pledges no additonal money

WASHINGTON (AP) - In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Comcast’s cable customers tumble as cord-cutting picks up

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast's video upswing could be sputtering out.

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


UPS predicts record holiday deliveries

DALLAS (AP) - UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Hammers, axes help test Trump wall prototypes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. government announced Thursday that prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico have been completed and ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Mom lost baby for 14 months over unpaid fees

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge resigned Wednesday after an attorney said the judge prevented a mother from seeing her baby for more than a ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Union Pacific’s 3Q profit up 6% despite challenges

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific delivered a 6 percent improvement in third-quarter profit even though it hauled 1 percent less freight and dealt with disruptions ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Amazon shares soar as earnings beat expectations

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


2 teens arrested in high school plot

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Two Georgia teenagers who made threats against a high school have been arrested in a plot authorities described Thursday as similar to ...

October 26, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says Clinton funding for Russia info ‘a disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans latched onto revelations tying Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to a dossier of allegations about his ties ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Just in time for Thanksgiving: Traceable turkeys

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks.

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU: Teen at center of case has abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) - An immigrant teen in federal custody who was seeking an abortion over the Trump administration's objections had the procedure Wednesday after a ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, GOP at odds over using 401(k)s to pay for cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts, with ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Fats Domino stirred New Orleans flavor into rock ‘n’ roll

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In appearance, Fats Domino wasn't a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


Premiums rising 34% percent for most popular Obamacare health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


UPS will raise some rates by 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS says it is raising rates on U.S. ground and air shipments and international services by an average of 4.9 percent ...

October 25, 2017 | | Nation


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