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Fear of economic blow as births drop

NEW YORK (AP) - Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

May 07, 2014 | | Nation


Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is likely to get worse and more expensive, says a new federal report that is heating up political debate along with the temperature.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Is U of Utah fight song too manly?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After more than a century of singing "I'm a Utah Man," some say it's time to update the University of Utah's 1904 fight song.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


‘Affluenza’ teen’s family to pay victim $2M

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the family of a boy who was paralyzed in the accident, according to court documents detailing the first approved settlement in the case.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Prayer case challengers: The debate matters

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - Two upstate New York women who challenged their town board's pre-meeting prayers before the nation's highest court said Tuesday their disappointment in losing is softened by the dialogue the case has inspired.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Unidentified remains to return to Sept. 11 site

NEW YORK (AP) - The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 are set to be moved to a repository at ground zero this weekend, renewing a more than decade-long debate among grieving family members about the best final resting place for their loved ones.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Pricey SUVs destroyed when wreck triggers fire

HOUSTON (AP) - A vehicle involved in a traffic accident careered into a Houston-area Cadillac dealership and struck a row of Escalades, triggering a fire that destroyed six of the pricey SUVs.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Board has dad charged after protesting book at school meeting

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man who refused to stop objecting to a book about bullying read by his daughter's high school English class was charged with disorderly conduct.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Subway tests hummus, thinner meat slices

NEW YORK (AP) - Subway is testing hummus and thinner slices of deli meats that look more appealing as it looks to keep pace with changing eating trends.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Intel, PC makers broaden support for Chromebook operating systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Hawaiians spur STD app’s name change

HONOLULU (AP) - A sexual health information app called "Hula" will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app's owner said Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


Nestle Purina in dog fight over competitor’s claims

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nestle Purina PetCare Co. filed suit Tuesday against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd., accusing its competitor of misleading consumers about the ingredients in its dog and cat foods.

May 06, 2014 | | Nation


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Celebrating with parties, parades & turkey feasts

NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services - a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

LONDON (AP) - Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


Longevity, icon status get toys into hall of fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


Producers: Pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota farmers are nearing the end of a record corn harvest this week, but they have serious concerns about grain prices, storaage options and rail congestion heading into spring. And they're looking for more options than the Keystone XL pipeline to help.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


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