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Energy companies lead an advance in US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease showed promise.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

NEW YORK (AP) - Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to record events like the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, but is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to dispel the resulting racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

WASHINGTON (AP) - The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Supreme Court asked to halt execution

HOUSTON (AP) - Attorneys who contend a condemned Texas inmate set to die this week is too delusional for execution asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to halt his lethal injection and determine whether mentally ill people should be exempt from the death penalty because it is unconstitutionally cruel punishment.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Magnitude-4.7 quake shakes Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - A moderate earthquake jostled residents of northern Arizona - a region where quakes are frequent but usually don't produce much damage or alarm.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Air Force pilot killed in crash in Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 crashed late Sunday night while returning to its base in the Middle East.

December 02, 2014 | | Nation

Cosby resigns from Temple board

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby resigned Monday as a trustee of Temple University following string of allegations that accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting women over many years.

December 01, 2014 | | Nation

Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

ISTANBUL (AP) - Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the persecution of religious minorities in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and called for a "constructive dialogue" with Muslims, capping the pontiff's three-day visit to Turkey with a strong show of Christian unity in the face of suffering and violence.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

Bahrain’s pro-government bloc dominates vote

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Pro-government candidates took the majority of contested seats in Bahrain's parliamentary election on Sunday, although 13 independent Shiite candidates won mandates despite a boycott by the main opposition group, official results showed.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

China urges Taiwan to keep ties after poll loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - China urged Taiwan to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan's pro-Beijing ruling party was routed in local elections.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

Iberia corruption, austerity fuel anger at leaders

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - In Spain, citizens are fuming over tales of a secret political slush fund. In Portugal, people are aghast that a former prime minister has been jailed awaiting a possible trial for corruption. In both austerity-hit countries, mounting revelations of graft among the political class are fueling the emergence of new parties that have captured the mood of disaffected voters by offering a message of change.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

Ex-president wins Uruguay election, pot plan safe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Ruling party candidate Tabare Vazquez easily won Uruguay's presidential election on Sunday, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has helped legalize gay marriage and moved to create the world's first state-run marijuana marketplace.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

Black Friday slows down as allure fades

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday fatigue is setting in.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

Police: 3 South Africans killed in Afghan attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban suicide attackers killed the South African leader of a foreign aid group, his son and daughter and an Afghan worker in an assault on the agency's Kabul offices, authorities said Sunday, as the city's police chief resigned in the wake of the latest insurgent attack there.

November 30, 2014 | | Nation

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Minimum wage vaults onto agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first question in Tuesday's GOP presidential debate - whether the minimum wage should go to $15 an hour - was the starkest evidence ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Restaurant ‘fires’ patron who berated autistic delivery driver

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Military: US ‘reasonably certain’ Jihadi John is dead

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" its drone strike in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Big nomination lead for Clinton in ‘superdelegates’

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's little doubt which candidate the Democratic Party establishment supports for president. It's not even close.

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Utah judge reverses order to take baby from lesbian couple

PRICE, Utah (AP) - A Utah lesbian couple said Friday they are relieved after finding out they will be able to keep a baby girl they ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Crime lab tech makes stunning discovery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police crime lab technician was called to a crime scene to photograph a shooting victim, only to realize that ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Man gave fatal drug dose to calm upset girl

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A man gave a fatal dose of a powerful painkiller to his girlfriend's 17-year-old daughter because she was upset about ...

November 13, 2015 | | Nation

Gobbling down turkey costs more

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely ...

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Birth control mix-up results in 113 pregnancies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 100 women who blame their pregnancies on errant birth control packaging have joined a negligence lawsuit filed in Philadelphia against several ...

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Rings & pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

HELSINKI (AP) - After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.

November 12, 2015 | | Nation

Online threats against blacks net arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri was charged ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

Scalia asks if Supreme Court expresses nation’s principles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The presence of three women on the U.S. Supreme Court isn't enough to convince Justice Antonin Scalia that the court has ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

7 of 9 on plane that crashed were from Florida firm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Seven associates of a Florida real estate investment company were on the second day of a multicity Midwestern trip to look at ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

Cops: Mother of 8 killed by ex after fight over diaper money

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A single mother of eight young children was shot to death by an ex-boyfriend during an argument over money for diapers and baby ...

November 11, 2015 | | Nation

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