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Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington - usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone - are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fallout continues at Univ. of Oklahoma over racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school's president and the organization's banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Apple watch, gold MacBook unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch - for 18 hours a day. That's how long the battery will last on an average day.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes climb; GM gains on buyback announcement

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market's bull run turned six on Monday. The anniversary was marked with modest gains.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Black Madam convicted of murder in fatal buttocks injection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted Monday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped hours after silicone injected into her buttocks moved to her lungs.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APPLE EVENT LIVE: New skinny, light and silent MacBook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - CEO Tim Cook is directing Apple's big event Monday in San Francisco, unveiling a new deal between Apple TV and HBO, touting growth in iPhone sales and Apple Pay adoption, and announcing a set of tools called ResearchKit to help hospitals and research centers develop apps for patients.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Disputing credit report could get easier under new rules

NEW YORK (AP) - Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog feared poisoned at famous Crufts show; owners devastated

LONDON (AP) - The co-owners of an Irish setter feared poisoned at Britain's leading dog show are devastated by his death - but insisted Monday they don't believe that one of the other competitors is responsible.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Toddler found alive 14 hours after car crash in Utah river

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) - An 18-month-old girl whose mother crashed their car into a Utah river survived hanging upside down in a car seat for some 14 hours in freezing temperatures before a fisherman found her, authorities said.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge higher; steadying after Friday's big sell off

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, led by gains for industrial companies and utilities. The market is steadying after a big-sell off on Friday when a strong jobs report boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates this summer.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) - An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Doctor describes pulling Harrison Ford from plane wreckage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

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January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US economy slows to 2.6% growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slump as another dip in oil drags down the market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

DENVER (AP) - Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed stays 'patient' but voices new low inflation concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but is signaling greater concern about excessively low inflation.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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