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Tesla improving Autopilot radar

PALO ALTO (AP) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes in which they are involved.

September 11, 2016 | | Nation


Doctor: Clinton has pneumonia

NEW YORK (AP) - An ill Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday and needed to be held up by three people before she appeared to stumble off a curb and was helped into a van. Several hours later, her campaign revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and advised to rest.

September 11, 2016 | | Nation


Checking out: Drug users take advantage of public libraries

NEW YORK (AP) - The same qualities that make libraries ideal for studying and reading - unfettered public access, quiet corners and nooks, minimal interaction with other people - also make them appealing places to shoot up heroin, librarians are finding.

September 11, 2016 | | Nation


Trump vows huge boost in military spending

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Republican Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to boost defense spending and deploy more active troops, fighter planes, Navy ships and submarines as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military.

September 07, 2016 | | Nation


Colorado hits another cannabis 1st with certified hemp seed

DENVER (AP) - Colorado notched another nationwide first Wednesday involving cannabis when state agriculture officials showed off the first certified domestic hemp seeds.

September 07, 2016 | | Nation


Judge restores disabled man’s right to vote

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California judge restored the voting rights of a man with a traumatic brain injury after expressing doubts about his ability to communicate but saying she was bound by a new state law that makes it easier for people with developmental disabilities to cast a ballot.

September 07, 2016 | | Nation


Neighbors, town officials cry foul over ‘WTF’ sign on lawn

WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut homeowner who planted on his lawn three large wooden letters that spell "WTF" is rankling neighbors and town officials who say the message is offensive.

September 07, 2016 | | Nation


Starbucks plans content creation with digital series

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks wants to tell stories about inspiring Americans, marking the coffee chain's latest push to deepen its relationship with customers and cast itself as a positive force on social issues.

September 07, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton blasts Russia

CLEVELAND (AP) - Setting the stage on Labor Day for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign, Donald Trump softened his stance on immigration while Hillary Clinton blasted Russia for its suspected tampering in the U.S. electoral process.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


Activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, has died. She was 92.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


Mexico’s Baja California battens down

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico's western Pacific coast with heavy rain Monday and took aim at Baja California's twin resorts of Los Cabos, where residents nailed plywood over windows and pulled in fishing boats while preparing for a possible direct hit two years after being slammed by a major storm.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


Obama makes trade deal top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite formidable opposition across the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is using his final months in office to fight for congressional approval of a 12-nation free trade pact called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - State police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers texting behind the wheel.

September 02, 2016 | | Nation


2 dead in plane crash at Sparks RV park near airport

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A small plane that crashed into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing both people on board, plunged nose-first close to occupied RVs - and no one on the ground was hurt, authorities said Wednesday.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


To quell uproar, governor seeks ‘spiritual guidance’

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he left an obscene message on a Democratic lawmaker's voicemail and then said he wished he could challenge him to a duel and point a gun at him.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


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Harris elected to Senate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kamala Devi Harris will change the U.S. Senate by walking through the door.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Voters enhance state’s already tough gun laws

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters on Tuesday expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


California voters favoring plastic bag ban in early returns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California voters were leaning toward upholding a statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, according to partial returns Tuesday.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Trump rides chutzpah to victory

WASHINGTON (AP) - He felt it in the breeze.

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Republicans retain slim Senate majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly ...

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


GOP keeping control of House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in ...

November 09, 2016 | | Nation


Prince Harry slams media ‘abuse’ of girlfriend

LONDON (AP) - It's the British royals versus the press - again - and Prince Harry thinks enough is enough.

November 08, 2016 | | Nation


LA: Hollywood Hills parties have gone way too far

LOS ANGELES (AP) - So-called "party houses" in the Hollywood Hills that feature red carpets, security guards and even wild animals are getting bigger and noisier ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


UCSF surgeon jailed on 99 felony counts in prescription case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a San Francisco surgeon was arrested on suspicion of 99 felony crimes in connection with prescribing opioid narcotics.

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


Tesla to end unlimited free use of its 734 supercharging stations

PALO ALTO (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors has decided to stop offering unlimited free use of its 734 fast charging stations worldwide, just months ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


3 arrested following fatal gunfight

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Police say they have arrested three men, including the suspected shooter who engaged in a fatal gunfight with a police officer outside a ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


Election 2016: It’s almost over

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Closing out a wildly unpredictable White House race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump blitzed through battleground states Monday in a final bid to ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


Quake destroys Oklahoma buildings

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - Dozens of buildings sustained "substantial damage" after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck an Oklahoma town that's home to one of ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


$3M awarded in Rolling Stone case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Jurors awarded a University of Virginia administrator $3 million Monday for her portrayal in a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about the ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


Doubts on temporary presidential picks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday raised doubts about the temporary appointment of a former labor official in a case that could limit the ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


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