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• WOMAN ACCUSED OF DROWNING PUPPY SO SHE COULD BOARD PLANE: GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.

January 26, 2015 | | Nation

Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by drugs

CHICAGO (AP) - With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation

Obama seeks bigger area in Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

MIAMI (AP) - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation

‘Historic’ blizzard may slam Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) - A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation

Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation

Abortion foes express renewed hope at SF rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anti-abortion activists attending a march in San Francisco on Saturday offered personal stories about how an abortion negatively affected their lives and expressed renewed hope that the procedure will be outlawed or at least further curtailed now that Republicans are back in control of Congress.

January 25, 2015 | | Nation

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

Video: Clerk killed over cigarettes

PHOENIX (AP) - A surveillance video that captured the killing of a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk shows the suspect calmly walking behind the counter after pulling the trigger, stepping over the fallen victim and grabbing several packs of Marlboros before slowly exiting.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

Man who drove through checkpoint killed

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

Purse-snatcher can’t shake grandma off car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland thief trying to make a getaway Friday had a hard time seeing his way clear, given that 53-year-old grandmother Tammy Elliott was on the hood of his car, hanging on to the windshield wipers and screaming at him to give back her purse.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump across USA

NEW YORK (AP) - At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.

January 23, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation

Snowboarding takes a slide in popularity; experts unfazed

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

Online storage provider Box stock price soars during Wall Street debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Box's shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider's decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M

NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.

January 23, 2015 | | Nation

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Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks & suspenders

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon - not because of his speed but because ...

November 20, 2015 | | Nation

Clueless Irish dad back in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The clueless Irish dad whose accidental selfie video of his Las Vegas vacation was watched by millions is back in Sin City ...

November 20, 2015 | | Nation

Tech charging built into bags, wallets

NEW YORK (AP) - There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there ...

November 20, 2015 | | Nation

Stikbot interface using a smartphone

NEW YORK (AP) - What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range ...

November 20, 2015 | | Nation

Square’s stock soars 45 percent in 1st trading day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

VW has only a few costly options

DETROIT (AP) - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

UnitedHealth casts doubt on overhaul exchanges

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest health insurer is questioning its future in public insurance exchanges, the latest signal of major concerns about the ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Discarded cell phone led to Paris attacks ringleader

PARIS (AP) - French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week's Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn't ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Utah school apologizes for terrorism poster assignment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah school apologized Thursday for a classroom assignment in which students were asked to create a propaganda poster for a ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

What’s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK’d by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Trump says he would ‘absolutely’ implement Muslim database

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the United States - the ...

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Daughter guilty of murdering 96 -year-old mother

SANTA ANA . (AP) - A 72-year-old woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for fatally shooting her 96-year-old mother in the Southern California home they shared.

November 19, 2015 | | Nation

Fate of attacks mastermind unclear

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell ...

November 18, 2015 | | Nation

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