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E-cigarette use rising among teens

NEW YORK (AP) - Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Ohio man says wife’s remains lost in mail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The cremated remains of an Ohio woman that were supposed to be delivered to her husband didn't arrive as scheduled or in time for her funeral, and now the U.S. Postal Service is trying to figure out what happened to the package.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Ex-CEO of mine where blast killed 29 indicted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Don Blankenship, the steely-eyed executive once dubbed "The Dark Lord of Coal Country," on Thursday became the highest-ranking coal official to face federal charges in the nation's deadliest mine disaster in 40 years.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


CRUDE OIL & RAW POLITICS

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a blend of crude oil and raw politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu scrapped on Thursday for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


5 years for officer who shot handcuffed suspect in his back

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland police officer convicted in a shooting that paralyzed a handcuffed suspect from the waist down was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, far less time than prosecutors had requested.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


SAP to pay Oracle $359M to end battle

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Justice Department deploys planes to gather cellphone data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Southern Cal port truckers demonstrate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sales up ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Banks fined billions for rigging currency market prices

LONDON (AP) - Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients - and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance - regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


House, Senate to vote on Keystone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Pot patient sues after firm won’t hire her

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters and airfields are reaching the government almost daily, say federal and industry officials.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


GOP win in Alaska adds to party’s sweep

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


District scraps religious names on calendar

BALTIMORE (AP) - Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


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In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn’t hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


In inaugural speech what will Trump say?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Denver ponders public pot use rules

DENVER (AP) - Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range location restrictions

CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


States argue for more say over endangered species

DENVER (AP) - The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Trump pays surprise visit to his Washington hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) - He just couldn't stay away.

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion dis

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Wynn Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is ...

January 18, 2017 | | Nation


Obama shortens Manning’s term

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Sneaker wave deaths witnessed by mom show need for awareness

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials - not what ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


Porn studio owner faces charge of running brothel

PHOENIX (AP) - The owner of a business in an industrial area of Phoenix says he was running a legitimate porn studio where amateurs could rent ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) - Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much ...

January 17, 2017 | | Nation


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