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Free range’ parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case, 1 remains

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - A Maryland couple who were investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

Ladybug prankster can’t walk

MORGANZA, Md. (AP) - Some seniors at a Maryland school aren't feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

Appeals panel won’t lift hold on Obama immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

Taco Bell switching from fake to real black pepper

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

IRS: Thieves stole tax info from 100,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

Charter buying Time Warner Cable

NEW YORK (AP) - As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

Olive Garden pushing breadstick creations

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

May 26, 2015 | | Nation

Battle over bears heats up at Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Las Vegas man will ask a judge this week for a protective order against bear advocates at Lake Tahoe, saying they harassed him after he initiated efforts to trap a bear that damaged his vacation home.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 people missing in Texas

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) - A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation

Police: Three kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

MIAMI (AP) - A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, police said.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation

Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat - and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation

Nevada case latest to test ‘stand your ground’ laws

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation


COPS: MAN FIRES BB GUN AT 11-YEAR-OLD, SAID BOY SHOT HIS SON: MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday.

May 25, 2015 | | Nation

YouTube is redefining celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation

Pipeline that leaked wasn’t equipped with auto shut-off

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

May 24, 2015 | | Nation

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Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Baby born with DNA from 3 people from new technique

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO salary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential

RENO (AP) - Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on CVS pill bottles

NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Fierce battle over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Rescued boater spent week adrift on a raft

BOSTON (AP) - A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, 2,500 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

‘Pokemon Go’ fervor cools, but the game isn’t dead yet

NEW YORK (AP) - Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an arrest was ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Will boom in loans at retailers turn to bust?

NEW YORK (AP) - They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.

September 25, 2016 | | Nation

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