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SAP to pay Oracle $359M to end battle

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) - Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Justice Department deploys planes to gather cellphone data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Southern Cal port truckers demonstrate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truckers who haul cargo containers in and out of the massive seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach staged the latest in a string of demonstrations Thursday against what they call unfair labor practices.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart sales up ahead of holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement during the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Nation


Banks fined billions for rigging currency market prices

LONDON (AP) - Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients - and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance - regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks $3.4 billion.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


House, Senate to vote on Keystone

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Pot patient sues after firm won’t hire her

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters and airfields are reaching the government almost daily, say federal and industry officials.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


GOP win in Alaska adds to party’s sweep

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


District scraps religious names on calendar

BALTIMORE (AP) - Presented with the opportunity to recognize a Muslim holiday on the school calendar for the first time, leaders of Maryland's largest school district went a different direction: They removed all mention of religious holidays from the calendar.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Gas to average under $3 in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Dangling workers rescued from WTC

NEW YORK (AP) - Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday before firefighters sawed through a thick double-layered window to reach them.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Major federal lab misused contract funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Managers at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General said in a report Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Man accused of hit-and-run, victim in windshield

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man accused of driving under the influence struck and seriously injured a pedestrian and then kept going, even though the victim was lodged in the vehicle's windshield.

November 12, 2014 | | Nation


Pot shops on the block not always so popular

DENVER (AP) - The booming new marijuana industry has an image problem. Not with government officials and the public - but with other businesses.

November 11, 2014 | | Nation


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3rd body found on SC man’s property

WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) - Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and ...

November 07, 2016 | | Nation


Illegal immigrants in United States see election as crucial

NEW YORK (AP) - There was never any doubt Juana Alvarez's 18- and 20-year-old American-born daughters would be taking part in the election this year ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Reality, the election & Hillary Clinton

This is not a show. We don't get to change the station if we don't like it. We don't get a new ...

November 06, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Nation


Stinky LA dump could be ordered to limit its hours

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest dump in Los Angeles County is under fire from several agencies for a stench that some residents say is unbearable.

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Captive’s rescue leads to break in grisly slayings

CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) - For 13 years, the relatives came together periodically to grieve one of South Carolina's grisliest mass shootings and compare leads ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Federal judge rejects voter intimidation arguments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey on Saturday denied a motion by the Democratic National Committee to sanction the Republican National ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Protester in Trump Reno rally scuffle denies being Clinton plant

RENO (AP) - A protester involved in a scuffle at a Donald Trump rally in Reno, Nevada denied accusations Sunday that he is an operative for ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


FBI chief: No charges for Clinton regarding emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a letter sent Sunday, FBI Director James Comey told Congress that a review of newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails has "not changed ...

November 06, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio high school apologizes for offensive Trail of Tears banner

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio high school Saturday blamed "ignorance" as it apologized for a banner displayed at a prep football game recalling the country ...

October 30, 2016 | | Nation


If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with FBI’s Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The relationship between James Comey and Hillary Clinton was never going to be tension-free, not when Comey's FBI had conducted an election-year ...

October 30, 2016 | | Nation


FBI obtains warrant to search newly found emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation ...

October 30, 2016 | | Nation


Surfer punched shark to survive

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: I’ll run America like my business. Clinton: Let’s not

WASHINGTON (AP) - His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the center of his political campaign Wednesday. Taking a break ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation


Pentagon suspends Guard bonus repayments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon worked Wednesday to stave off a public relations nightmare, suspending efforts to force California National Guard troops who served in Iraq ...

October 26, 2016 | | Nation


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