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• ASTRONOMERS SPOT MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Cancer risk with fibroid procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Salmonella decline seen in food

NEW YORK (AP) - The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Merck tablet gets OK t to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Facebook rolls out location- sharing feature

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years as popularity soars

DENVER (AP) - Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Target expands subscription service

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart jumps into money transfer business

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling

NEW YORK (AP) - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation


Fake abduction in park outrages bystanders

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation


Teen pees in reservoir, Portland dumping 38M gallons of water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation


Armed robber was never told to report to prison 13 years ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) - After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation


Man charged with marathon hoax

BOSTON (AP) - The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation


Court upholds Snowden email firm contempt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 16, 2014 | | Nation


Research finds signs of brain changes in marijuana smokers

NEW YORK (AP) - A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

April 15, 2014 | | 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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