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Biden: Health care sign-ups may fall short

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it would be a good start for the federal health care law if 5 million to 6 million people sign up by the end of March, an acknowledgement that enrollments might fall significantly short of the Obama administration's unofficial goal of 7 million.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado pot market exceeds tax hopes

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Coach charged in Missouri girl’s death

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A middle-school football coach was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched off a street just blocks from her southwest Missouri home as several residents watched in horror.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Entrepreneur gifts Bitcoins to Washington college

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - In what may be the first college donation of the new electronic currency, a Bitcoin entrepreneur has donated $10,000 worth of the digital money to a Washington state liberal arts college.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Pizza worker caught urinating in sink fired

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia pizza restaurant has been shut down after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19B

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Visa, MasterCard offer more smartphone payment options

NEW YORK (AP) - Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Marlboro maker Altria taking e-cigs nationally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to expand its MarkTen electronic cigarette brand nationally in the second quarter.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Stores can see where you go by tracking your smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


As German car sales drop, industry bets on growing trend of car sharing

BERLIN (AP) - Germans, once a nation of ardent automobile enthusiasts, are not buying cars as much as they used to. Instead, they're sharing them.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Tesla’s shares soar on results, outlook

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla Motors Inc. shares soared in extended trading after the electric car maker delivered a strong fourth-quarter performance and said that it expects sales of its vehicles to increase sharply this year.

February 19, 2014 | | Nation


Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jackpots like Wednesday's anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that money on a single purchase?

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

uKANSAS BILL WOULD ALLOW SPANKING THAT LEAVES MARKS: TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Nun gets nearly 3 years in prison

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee plant.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


Shortage of execution drugs acute

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


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GoPro stock tumbles after weak sales

SAN MATEO (AP) - GoPro had a rough holiday season.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Wage trends: Poor getting poorer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


No evidence man who attacked cop part of terror cell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The head of the FBI said Thursday the agency has found no indication that the man who ambushed a Philadelphia policeman was part ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Another teen charged in school murder plot

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Two 16-year-old girls have now been charged as adults in an alleged plot to kill classmates at a suburban Denver high ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Bones of hunted mammoth show early human presence in Arctic

NEW YORK (AP) - The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


New York mayor on cusp of possible horse carriage deal

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials are close to a deal that would save Central Park's horse-drawn carriages from a threatened ban.

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Who are the 3 winners of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot?

MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Obama: Michelle Obama will not run for president

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It used to be that death and taxes were the only certain things in life, but for President Barack Obama there ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Yellowstone hikers taking risks

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The killing of a Montana man by a Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear highlights the need for hikers in the region to ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Average age of new moms at all-time high, now over 26

NEW YORK (AP) - The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S - over 26.

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


FDA gives OK for Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


Iraqi refugee wanted to bomb Texas malls

HOUSTON (AP) - An Iraqi refugee who is facing charges he tried to help the Islamic State group wanted to set off bombs at two Houston ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton rips into Sanders ‘ record

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Bernie Sanders casts himself as the voice of anti-establishment politics, fueling his insurgent rise in the Democratic primaries as a principled ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


Air ball: Fan memo draws ridicule

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Wisconsin high school athletics association blew its whistle on fans' unsportsmanlike taunts and negative chants - including "air ball" and "season's over ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle push to win back customers

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle says it will launch a marketing push in February to begin its road to recovery after a series of food scares ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


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