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Stocks edge lower as utilities slump offsets energy gains

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower as a slump in utilities offsets a gain in energy stocks.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress sends NSA phone collection bill to president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has sent legislation to the president reviving and remaking a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program two days after letting it temporarily expire.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NSA phone collection bill clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two days after letting a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program go dark, the Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to revive but also reshape it. GOP leaders mounted a last-ditch effort to soften some of the changes.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Long Island man's red underwear leads to burglary arrest

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime. But it was a Long Island man's red underwear that led him into the hands of police.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," ''Star Wars" and "Frozen."

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US auto sales expected to fall slightly in May

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 4 percent in May on strong demand for its Jeep and Ram brands.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain broadly after Intel deal for chip designer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly higher after some encouraging economic reports and a big acquisition in the semiconductor industry.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Airlines try to save time with speedier boarding process

DALLAS (AP) - Airlines are trying to save time by speeding up a part of flying that sometimes creates delays even before the plane leaves the gate: the boarding process.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trans woman Bruce Jenner debuts Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Jenner made his debut as a transgender woman in a va-va-voom fashion in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly rising following Intel deal for chip designer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose modestly in early afternoon trading Monday following a rise in a key manufacturing index and news of a big acquisition in the semiconductor industry. Six of 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were higher, led by health care companies.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lindsey Graham launches 2016 bid

CENTRAL, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has kicked off his presidential campaign.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall

NEW YORK (AP) - Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty.

December 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dial-a-Carol a holiday tradition at U of Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) - The phones are jingling off the hook at Dial-a-Carol, a student-run project on the University of Illinois' Champaign campus. It's a hotline of sorts for people who prefer hearing holiday music sung by a choir of amateurs who've been up all night studying.

December 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

MIAMI (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.

December 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

December 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Critics slam NORAD Santa tracking

SLEIGH BELLS: The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa's global whereabouts. But there's something new this year: public criticism.

December 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck - really extraordinary luck - you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island.

December 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

December 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year.

December 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New drug, study method show breast cancer promise

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

December 13, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Holiday shopping spree not for everyone

NEW YORK (AP) - Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.

December 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US unemployment aid applications surge to 368,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year.

December 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Some cancer treatments can be skipped

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer - which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation - without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Female libido drug remains in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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