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Pot industry battling stoner stereotypes

DENVER (AP) - Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation

Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’

CHICAGO (AP) - Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation

Experts want restrictions on testosterone use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

DALLAS (AP) - Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation

Pizza Hut testing ‘skinny slice’

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation

Retailers dive deeper into vaccines

ATLANTA (AP) - Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation

Price support snuffed out for tobacco growers

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation

School bus driver killed during safety drill

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation

Americans’ bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation

Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation

Shooting victim’s parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) - The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation

Threat conviction tossed in violent poem case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has tossed the conviction of a Utah man who was found guilty of threatening to kill a professor by sending an email containing a violent anti-immigrant poem.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation

Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.

September 15, 2014 | | Nation

Smoking rates on rise in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.

September 15, 2014 | | Nation

EPA wants to expand water control

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.

September 15, 2014 | | Nation

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Parents forgive sons accused of trying to kill them

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple said Friday they have forgiven two sons accused of attacking them in what police believe was a plot to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Man charged in 6 killings called van ‘murder mobile’

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - An East Coast drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow prison inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

NAACP seeks Confederate flag dialogue

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - An NAACP leader in the Virginia town where students have been suspended over wearing Confederate flag emblems to school commended the teens ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Players: Coach told them to strike ref

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas high school football coach directed two players to strike a referee during a game because of missed calls that had hurt ...

September 18, 2015 | | Nation

Trump condemned for questioner

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at ...

September 18, 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

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