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Biker gang leader convicted of casino murder

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A biker gang leader was convicted of murder Wednesday in the 2011 killing of a Hells Angels member at a Nevada casino that authorities said was part of an orchestrated assassination plot to take out a high-ranking official of the rival group.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Group: Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Smartphones don't make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk

ATLANTA (AP) - Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease - by keeping glucose at a healthy level.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


More players seeking big jackpots only

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The allure of capturing the estimated $425 million Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy Wednesday, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket norm: Fatigued Powerball players, increasingly blase about smaller payouts, often don't get into the game until the jackpot offers big bucks.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Hasan intent on getting death sentence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - On the first day Maj. Nidal Hasan went on trial in a fight for his life, he claimed responsibility for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. He posed no questions to most witnesses and rarely spoke. On one of the few times he did talk, it was to get on the record that the alleged murder weapon was his, even though no one had asked.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Climate change is impacting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have moved to higher elevations over the past half century.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Publishers object to Apple remedy

NEW YORK (AP) - Publishers who have settled an electronic book pricing dispute with the federal government objected Wednesday to penalties the government wants to impose on Apple Inc., saying it will hurt publishers rather than the personal electronics giant.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Attempted murder charge in alleged Oregon tattoo war

North Bend, Ore. (AP) - David Wonnacott qualified for a tattoo license on July 5 and wasted little time establishing a business in a small, coastal Oregon community. Problem is, police said, he did it with a gun.

August 07, 2013 | | Nation


Retailer drops girls' math shirt after complaints

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Children's Place has stopped selling a T-shirt that sparked complaints of sexism.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Maine candidate in swimsuit video defends self

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A candidate for Maine Senate who's getting heat for appearing in Brazilian-style swim trunks in an online video says his acting background is the kind of experience Mainers should want from their lawmakers.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Research disputes links between combat, suicide

CHICAGO (AP) - Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war's effects on the psyche.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Rising tax revenue eases pressure for cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rising tax receipts are shrinking the federal deficit, and that will shape the budget debate when Congress returns from vacation next month. The big question for lawmakers: Should they renew, end or modify the tens of billions of dollars in "sequester" cuts in government spending that took effect earlier this year?

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Manning's max possible sentence cut to 90 years

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's possible sentence for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks was trimmed from 136 years to 90 years Tuesday by a military judge who said some of his offenses were closely related.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Escape artist pulls off locked coffin skydive

SERENA, Ill. (AP) - A Wisconsin daredevil freed himself from shackles and a locked casket while plummeting to the earth at 130 miles per hour on Tuesday, eventually parachuting gently into a northern Illinois field.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


Obama pitches mortgage overhaul

PHOENIX (AP) - Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be left "holding the bag" for the mortgage giants' bad bets.

August 06, 2013 | | Nation


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Intel stock beats Wall Street forecasts

SAN MATEO (AP) - Intel posted a fourth-quarter earnings report that was slightly better than Wall Street forecasts, but its stock still fell in late trading ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion in mortgage settlement

NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs said Thursday it had reached a roughly $5 billion settlement as part of a federal and state probe into its ...

January 14, 2016 | | Nation


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


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