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Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


‘So help me God’ in oath is optional

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Teen charged with sex assault on team bus trip

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated

CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-day appeal from a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago, clearing the way for her execution.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pot industry battling stoner stereotypes

DENVER (AP) - Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’

CHICAGO (AP) - Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Experts want restrictions on testosterone use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health experts said Wednesday there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging in men and that their use should be narrowed to exclude millions of Americans currently taking them.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

DALLAS (AP) - Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Pizza Hut testing ‘skinny slice’

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Retailers dive deeper into vaccines

ATLANTA (AP) - Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.

September 17, 2014 | | Nation


Price support snuffed out for tobacco growers

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation


School bus driver killed during safety drill

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.

September 16, 2014 | | Nation


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Militants behead Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


Police couple killed outside Paris, child is rescued

PARIS (AP) - A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a senior police officer to death Monday evening outside his home in a distant suburb of Paris, officials said ...

June 13, 2016 | | Nation


D-Day flag from US boat sells for $514K at auction

DALLAS (AP) - The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Memorial honors soldiers of ‘secret war’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new memorial on the Minnesota Capitol grounds honors soldiers of the "secret war" in Laos.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Armstrong to join cyclists honoring 5 killed in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Lance Armstrong plans to be in Kalamazoo for a "Finishing the Ride" event in honor of the five cyclists killed when they ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton, Trump adjust politicking following Florida mass shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton adjusted their presidential politicking Sunday, first offering prayers and support to the victims of the worst mass shooting ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Union Pacific railroad fined over $7 million in 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Union Pacific penalties surpass those of every railroad nationwide for the past two years.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the city of cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, a soda tax that regulates people's behavior is a hard sell.

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


FedEx on trial for drug trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two giants - the U.S. government and FedEx - are set to do battle in a federal court over the explosive claim that ...

June 12, 2016 | | Nation


Texas prep valedictorian says meant no offense with viral tweet

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as "undocumented" in a tweet touting her academic accomplishments said she didn't intend ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutors: 13-year-old Detroit boy killed over picking up $70

DETROIT (AP) - Three people were charged Thursday in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten and choked and whose body ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


No charges in death of Milwaukee mother shot by her toddler son

MILWAUKEE (AP) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a mother who was shot by her 2-year-old son as she drove along ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Driver of pickup charged with murder in bicyclists’ deaths

DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor filed murder charges Thursday against the 50-year-old driver of a pickup truck that struck a group of bicyclists out for ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


City says it won’t meet deadline on surf gang’s illegal fort

PALOS VERDES ESTATES (AP) - A Southern California city told the state Coastal Commission it won't meet a deadline to tear down an illegal beach ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on ...

June 09, 2016 | | Nation


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