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Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation


Flakka behind increasingly bizarre crimes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation


Kaiser nurses strike hospitals over staffing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Registered nurses at six California hospitals went on strike Thursday over staffing levels and other issues during contract negotiations, a move the medical centers called "inappropriate" but said would not interrupt services.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation


Tesla to expand battery tech to homes, firms

FOSTER CITY (AP) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation


Can you run from police?

BALTIMORE (AP) - When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets.

April 29, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Moose fatally stabbed in Alaska park; 3 men arrested

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesses reported seeing the men punching the animal and walking away.

April 29, 2015 | | Nation


Death of transgender teen who ‘had enough’ deemed suicide

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The death of a troubled transgender teenager who begged people to fix society before she stepped in front of a tractor-trailer on a highway has been deemed a suicide, and the investigation into it has been closed, the State Highway Patrol said.

April 29, 2015 | | Nation


Thousands protest Baltimore death

BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of people hit the streets in Baltimore and several other cities from Boston and New York to Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest the death of a black man who died of spinal injuries after his arrest by Baltimore police and to demand reforms to police procedures.

April 29, 2015 | | Nation


Houston man charged in crashes that killed boy, homeless man

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors are trying to recreate a path of destruction left this week by a driver who police say killed a 6-year-old boy and a homeless man in separate drunken-driving collisions only hours apart in Houston.

April 29, 2015 | | Nation


Shark kills woman, 65, off Maui

HONOLULU (AP) - A shark killed a 65-year-old woman in an attack off the shore of Maui on Wednesday, officials said.

April 29, 2015 | | Nation


Court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.

April 28, 2015 | | Nation


‘Partridge Family’ child star Suzanne Crough, 42, dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show "The Partridge Family" has died.

April 28, 2015 | | Nation


Ranger uses stun gun on man operating drone over lava lake

HONOLULU (AP) - A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that flying an unmanned aircraft at a national park is prohibited.

April 28, 2015 | | Nation


Disney told to rehire workers who refused soiled costumes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the "Festival of the Lion King" show, an arbitrator ruled Monday.

April 28, 2015 | | Nation


Georgia teacher to retire after blasting Obama to students

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - A central Georgia middle school teacher who criticized President Barack Obama and his supporters in front of students has been removed from the classroom, pending her upcoming retirement.

April 28, 2015 | | Nation


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Trump campaign manager charged with simple battery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police charged Donald Trump's campaign manager with simple battery Tuesday as a videotaped altercation with a reporter transformed what was ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Was police dog sniff outside Connecticut condo door legal?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut marijuana bust has turned into a potential precedent-setting case on whether apartment and condo dwellers have the same rights as ...

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Mississippi Senate favors allowing armed security

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Asked to choose between a Christian spirit of peace and a "God-given right" of self-defense, Mississippi senators Tuesday overwhelmingly favored the latter.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Rhode Island tourism video features Reykjavik, Iceland

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Maybe the state should be called Rhode Iceland.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Ebola meth? Police joke nets drug arrest

DALLAS (AP) - The joke has shown up on some police department Facebook pages: Anyone in possession of methamphetamine or other illegal drugs should stop by ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Man shot by police after drawing weapon at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Murder charge filed against man in Indiana toddler’s death

SPENCER, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man drank whiskey with the uncle of a 1-year-old girl and then waited until the family fell asleep before abducting ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Hospital works to reduce opioids in ER

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Mark Rosenberg doesn't need to go to his job as chairman of emergency medicine at New Jersey's busiest emergency ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Bison returning ‘home’

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Descendants of a bison herd captured and sent to Canada more than a century ago will be relocated to a Montana American ...

March 28, 2016 | | Nation


Tea party activists hail ruling vs IRS

CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists are heartened by a federal appeals court ruling that strengthens their legal push against the IRS for alleged targeting in ...

March 27, 2016 | | Nation


Punish people for texting while walking?

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Jared Schumacher is among the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who routinely use electronic devices to text, listen to music ...

March 27, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s phone interviews in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - In television news, a telephone interview is typically frowned upon. Donald Trump's fondness for them is changing habits and causing consternation ...

March 27, 2016 | | Nation


Rolling Stones deliver historic free concert

HAVANA (AP) - Rock legends the Rolling Stones strutted and sang before hundreds of thousands of jubilant Cubans in Havana on Friday, delivering a historic concert ...

March 26, 2016 | | Nation


Syracuse edges Gonzaga for spot in Elite 8

CHICAGO (AP) - Every part of it paid off for Syracuse. The Orange learned and persevered during a trying season.

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Title shot against Kovalev looming for Andre Ward

OAKLAND (AP) - It's seems a foregone conclusion that Andre Ward will get his long-anticipated shot at unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev later this ...

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


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