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Betting pool on Sturgis rally deaths

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Members of a Black Hills family and their friends acknowledge that a betting pool they run on how many bikers will die during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota is a bit macabre, but they say they mean no harm.

August 12, 2014 | | Nation


#Barmageddon: Law students sue over software

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Five law students have sued a Florida software company over a computer submission system that malfunctioned while they and thousands of others across the country were taking the bar exam one day in July - showing that future attorneys may be the last people you want to anger.

August 12, 2014 | | Nation


US sends 130 troops to Iraq

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.

August 12, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• POLICE WON'T RELEASE NAME OF OFFICER WHO SHOT TEEN: FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the young man's death.

August 12, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN STRUCK BY 3 VEHICLES, INCLUDING 2 PATROL CARS: GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by three vehicles on U.S. Highway 395 south of Gardnerville, including two Douglas County sheriff's patrol cars.

August 11, 2014 | | Nation


US ‘fully supports’ Iraq president

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States said Sunday it "fully supports" Iraq's new president, just hours after embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused him of violating the constitution.

August 10, 2014 | | Nation


Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

August 10, 2014 | | Nation


Killing of unarmed man draws criticism

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, police said Sunday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the killing.

August 10, 2014 | | Nation


Reagan aide Jim Brady’s death ruled homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) - This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday.

August 08, 2014 | | Nation


Online suicides case back in lower court

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota prosecutors argued Friday that an ex-nurse should be convicted of assisting suicide for going online and urging two people to kill themselves, but a defense attorney said there's no evidence to prove that William Melchert-Dinkel's Internet chats led directly to their deaths.

August 08, 2014 | | Nation


Document: Boy accused of murder wanted to go jail

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a western Michigan playground told authorities he wanted to go to jail and did not know the victim, according to a court document filed Friday.

August 08, 2014 | | Nation


Texas proposes alcohol sales at some gun shows

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas could start allowing alcohol sales at gun shows provided they don't allow live ammunition or let buyers take possession of their weapons at the events.

August 08, 2014 | | Nation


Oracle sues Oregon over health exchange work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oracle Corp. has sued the state of Oregon in a fight over the state's health insurance exchange, saying government officials are using the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills.

August 08, 2014 | | Nation


GM issues third recall on SUVs

DETROIT (AP) General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

August 07, 2014 | | Nation


25% of households ‘just getting by’

WASHINGTON (AP) - A quarter of U.S. households say they're "just getting by" financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.

August 07, 2014 | | Nation


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Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


FITNESS TRACKERS

NEW YORK (AP) - Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery and hasn't picked it up since February.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


MTV causes stir with film on white people

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn't feel the issue concerned them - like those quoted as saying they consider white the "default race" or "normal."

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Death business expands weddings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil. Her groom waited at the other end, in front of decorative doors and lattice work that blocked the view of a nearby cemetery with 73,000 graves.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Adult coloring books selling like crazy

NEW YORK (AP) - Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer.

July 17, 2015 | | Nation


Answers to Emmy’ questions

NEW YORK (AP) - Nominations for the annual Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday. Here are the answers to some questions about television's biggest honor.

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


Broadcast’s best on sidelines for Emmys

NEW YORK (AP) - A broadcast network is still the best place for a television event to get notice. That holds no sway with Emmy voters, though.

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS

WEST HOLLYWOOD . (AP) - The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to fully acknowledge the wealth of diverse talent adding to the medium's vibrancy and relevance.

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


Water district OKs Selleck’s settlement

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - A Southern California water district voted Wednesday night to accept Tom Selleck's offer of more than $21,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the "The Blue Bloods" and "Magnum, P.I." star of taking water he wasn't entitled to for his 60-acre ranch.

July 16, 2015 | | Nation


Intel’s 2nd-quarter results surpass Wall Street estimates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel said Wednesday that greater demand from data centers and sales of memory products helped counteract the slumping PC market in the second quarter.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Netflix delivers strong quarter with 3.3 million more customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter performance followed a familiar script of accelerating subscriber growth that has turned the Internet video service into a stock market sensation.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Shoppers disappointed in hyped ‘Prime Day’ sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped "Prime Day" sale. But some shoppers found a lump of coal instead.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Apple’s updates iPod Touch amid declining sales

CUPERTINO (AP) - Although the iPod's popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Scientists develop bacon-flavored seaweed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon?

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


Cops: Man high on drugs flees ambulance, shot by homeowner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A 27-year-old man was shot and killed by a Florida homeowner after running into a police station and complaining about taking bad drugs, then jumping from an ambulance and trying to break into homes, according to police.

July 15, 2015 | | Nation


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