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What is market ‘correction’ and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) - A dismal start for the stock market this year has pushed its major indexes into what is known as a "correction," or decline of 10 percent or more from a recent peak. Here are some common questions asked about corrections and what they mean to investors:

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


Powerball buyers go to great lengths

NIPTON. (AP) - Lottery ticket buyers have to suspend their belief in math to drop $2 on an infinitesimal chance to win the Powerball jackpot, but in Nevada, they also have to drive across the desert and wait in lines that can stretch for hours.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Powerball jackpot now at $1.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion because of continuing strong Powerball ticket sales.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Starbucks expects China to surpass US as largest market

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks said it expects China to eventually overtake the U.S. as the coffee chain's largest market.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


How low can oil go? Some say below $30

DALLAS (AP) - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Apple defies industry trend as PC sales fall

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple keeps defying a PC industry trend: While other major computer-makers saw shipments fall in 2015, Apple increased the number of Macs it shipped worldwide last year, according to estimates from two research firms on Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Researchers: Small Colorado glacier could melt in 20 years

DENVER (AP) - A small glacier in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, could disappear in about 20 years because of regional climate warming and drought, and similar thawing could be underway elsewhere in Colorado's high country, researchers said Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


NPS river trips hostile to women in Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Deep inside the Grand Canyon, on river trips that stretch for weeks, National Park Service workers have preyed on their female colleagues, demanding sex and retaliating against women who refused, a federal investigation found.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


With Demo race narrowing, Clinton rips into Sanders

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Facing a narrowing primary contest, Hillary Clinton ripped into rival Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, saying the Vermont senator was offering unrealistic policies and overstating his anti-establishment credentials.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems. Iran accused the sailors of trespassing but American officials said Tehran has assured them that the crew and vessels would be returned safely and promptly.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Obama warns against election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow fear and division to take hold.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater

RANCHO CORDOVA (AP) - More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the state's deepest looks yet at the safety of using the chemical-laced water on food crops.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Hawaii may use grass huts for homeless

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a unique solution to the housing crisis: They want to make it possible for people to live in traditional Hawaiian grass huts.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Son’s letter from Iraq 11 years later

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia couple was surprised after receiving a letter their son sent almost 11 years ago while serving in Iraq.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Fresno County city approves medical marijuana service

COALINGA (AP) - The Coalinga City Council has voted to allow a medical marijuana dispensary, commercial cultivation and delivery services within city limits, making it the first Fresno County city to embrace new state laws regulating pot.

January 11, 2016 | | Nation


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McDonald’s revives Dollar Menu with $1, $2 and $3 items

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dollar Menu is making a McComeback.

December 04, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Man angry about parking stabbed 2, mowed down others

NEW YORK (AP) - A man angry about a parking dispute stabbed two people and then drove into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Trump suggests willingness to negotiate on GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says he never asked Comey to stop Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday in a tweet that he never asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his ex-national security ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Roiled by claims, Alabama Senate race goes off the rails

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Shouting matches and threats. A feud with a late-night television host. Standing ovations and standoffs with the media. Long stretches without campaigning.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Fight over travel rules goes back to appeals courts

SEATTLE (AP) - For most of the time Syrian refugee Mohammad Al Zayed has been in the United States, judges have been wrestling with the Trump ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


FBI agent removed from Mueller probe for anti-Trump messages

WASHINGTON (AP) - A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Tis the season: Woman gets help with brother’s special gift

BALTIMORE (AP) - A toy company and strangers are pitching in to help a Maryland woman find a particularly important Christmas gift for her disabled brother.

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Met opera to probe sex misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said Saturday it will open an investigation into allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused ...

December 03, 2017 | | Nation


Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Lawyer: Conyers has no plan to resign amid harassment claims

DETROIT (AP) - Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Prospects brighter for tax overhaul, success not assured

WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP leaders toiled behind the scenes Wednesday in hopes of readying a long-anticipated tax bill for a floor debate. A pair of pro-family ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump health pick parries questions on drug cost, health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it the opportunity of his lifetime, President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary pledged Wednesday to help lower drug prices and ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


Matt Lauer is fired at NBC, accused of crude misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer was fired for what NBC on Wednesday called "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague and was promptly ...

November 29, 2017 | | Nation


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