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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


‘Selma’ stars march in Alabama honoring Martin Luther King Jr

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Shots are fired outside Bidens’ Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

January 18, 2015 | | Nation


Teen sweethearts on crime spree

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks and stirring concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Boy Scouts down 7% in ongoing decline

DALLAS (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Dying inmate’s last words stir questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Academy president responds to firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Responding for the first time to the firestorm that erupted over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push for more diversity.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


$48B poured into tech startups in 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. Strong technology IPOs are luring investors chasing the next big return, but with valuations this high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Woman accused of trashing boss’s cubicle with glitter

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Obama’s new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels & such

HAVANA (AP) - The success of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy depends partly on hotel hand towels.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


Twitter accounts of New York Post,news agency hacked

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Twitter accounts of the New York Post and UPI, as well as the news agency's website, were briefly hacked Friday.

January 16, 2015 | | Nation


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Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt $100M suit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Nevada lawmaker seeks ban on human microchips

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Computer chips that store personal information and could be used to pinpoint someone's location could not be implanted in humans ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


PRO-TRUMP AMERICA

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) - She tugged 13 envelopes from a cabinet above the stove, each one labeled with a different debt: the house payment ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault accidents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Verizon is pulled back into unlimited wireless data game

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon, in a major reversal, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan.

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Sears, Kmart remove some Trump products from online

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears and Kmart have evicted "a very small number" of Trump-branded items from their online stores, but won't specify how many ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, Trudeau to discuss women in workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce today, showing the ...

February 13, 2017 | | Nation


Shopping getting more political

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU seeing surge in members & donations

NEW YORK (AP) - The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Supreme Court nominee has defended free speech, religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been a defender of free speech and a skeptic of libel claims, an Associated Press ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Immigrants wait in fear after raids

CHICAGO (AP) - Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


GM posted $9.4B net profit in 2016, encore may be tough

DETROIT (AP) - At an investors' conference during Detroit's auto show in January, confident General Motors executives told investors to expect improved pretax profits for ...

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Aluminum-sided Expedition SUV being rolled out by Ford

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co.'s biggest SUV is dropping some weight.

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


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