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Car infotainment systems still distract even with voice commands

DETROIT (AP) - Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Fatal shooting of 4-year-old began with traffic lane dispute

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Alan Garcia had just picked up his two children from school when it happened. He was trying to get off a freeway, and another car forced him out of his lane.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Documents: Arizona tried to illegally import execution drug

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona tried to illegally import a lethal injection drug that's not approved in the U.S. but never obtained it after federal agents stopped the shipment at the Phoenix airport, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


FCC votes to further cut cost of inmate calls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal commission's decision Thursday to further reduce the cost of jail and prison phone calls led some to hail it as a money saver for inmates' families, but immediately prompted phone companies to threaten legal action.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Probe: EPA caused mine spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


EBay beats 3Q profit forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - EBay Inc. (EBAY) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $539 million.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series, movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Apple cleaning up act in China with more renewable energy

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is cleaning up its manufacturing operations in China to reduce the air pollution caused by the factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads during the past eight years.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


GM overcomes huge recall costs to post healthy 3rd quarter profit

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' third-quarter profit fell slightly, but the company rode strong North American sales to overcome $1.5 billion in costs from its deadly ignition switch recall. Its shares rose almost 7 percent in afternoon trading Wednesday.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Biden won’t run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden's storied political career will come to an end much the way it started nearly half a century ago: shaped by crushing personal tragedy that shook his deep-seated confidence in his own ability to lead.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Bush: Move Interior HQ to the West

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he would rein in regulation at the Interior Department as president and try to move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to the West, home to 90 percent of federally owned land.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


WikiLeaks publishes CIA director’s emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The WikiLeaks organization posted material Wednesday from what appears to be CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security clearance application containing personal information.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Obama says US will tackle prescription drug abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to combat the "epidemic" of heroin use and prescription painkiller abuse that is upending communities across the country.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Attorneys for transgender student ask for new judge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge who repeatedly referred to a transgender student's "mental disorder" should be removed from presiding over the teenager's lawsuit challenging a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his high school, his attorneys said in court papers Wednesday.

October 21, 2015 | | Nation


Monitors at radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Radiation wasn't immediately detected during fly-overs of a burned trench containing long-buried radioactive waste at a commercial disposal site in rural southern Nevada, state and federal officials said Monday.

October 20, 2015 | | Nation


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UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) - An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I've heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump's plans to privatize Social Security. I ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) - Bars and many restaurants in Denver won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week's election, and officials in those ...

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Daily fantasy sports rival firms merging

BOSTON (AP) - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


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