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Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation

Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Family wants officer prosecuted for scuffle with 76-year-old man

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The relatives of a 76-year-old man want a South Texas police officer prosecuted for a traffic-stop scuffle in which a stun gun was used on him, an attorney for the family said.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

More charges in death of man hit, carried on car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A driver has pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of manslaughter after being accused of hitting a pedestrian with such force that he flipped on top of her car, carrying him on the roof for 11 blocks and leaving him in the street to die.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

2 states challenge legal Colorado pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Cuban-Americans don’t think alike

MIAMI (AP) - Anyone who thinks Cuban-Americans think alike on Cuba hasn't taken a close look at the community lately, poet Richard Blanco says.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

‘Prison Houdini’ may make legal escape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Budget cuts could delay tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Hacking fallout puts all firms on alert

ATLANTA (AP) - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Volatile online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) - Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

Hellmann’s maker drops suit over ‘Just Mayo’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation

14 charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) - Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation

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Teen defends mom, fatally shoots dad

ST. PETERSBURG (AP) - A ski-mask-wearing man who broke into his former girlfriend's house and threatened her with a gun early Tuesday morning was shot ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Burning Man memorial for LSD guru Leary

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Timothy Leary's still dead, but some of the LSD guru's remains apparently made a trip to the "Burning Man" counter-culture ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Cops did not know infant was in car

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The four police officers who shot and killed two people inside a vehicle during a gunfight in a convenience store parking ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

2 players allege ref made racial slur before hit

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two Texas football players accused of intentionally ramming into a referee during a high school game allege the referee directed racial slurs ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation


MIAMI (AP) - Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Caped superhero is pushing pot legalization; does it impact kids?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A caped green superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at college campuses and bars in Ohio has sparked debate over its impact ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

‘Doctors Without Borders’ warn snakebite treatment running out

LONDON (AP) - Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, putting the lives ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Obama visits Boston for Labor Day

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama made a Labor Day visit to Boston on Monday to reinforce ties with unions, fellow Democrats and the city he ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Clinton says no email apology

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

‘Give it a go, Joe’: Pittsburgh union crowd cheers on Biden

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hearing chants of "Run Joe, run," President Joe Biden marched in Pittsburgh's annual Labor Day parade on Monday as speculation swirled about ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last week because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

1 dead, Cuomo aide shot during West Indian Day festivities in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - The West Indian Day Parade, a rollicking, colorful celebration of Caribbean culture, music, style and food, rolled through New York City's ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Study: Are we shifting to fewer, weaker Atlantic Ocean hurricanes?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Air Force wants owners to give up bombing range location

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property now surrounded by a vast bombing ...

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

Drone crashes at Kentucky’s stadium

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - University of Kentucky officials continue to investigate the crash of a student's drone into a section of Commonwealth Stadium before Saturday ...

September 06, 2015 | | Nation

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