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Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. more »»

Obama: Debate to lift Cuban trade embargo not expected soon

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it will likely be a while before Capitol Hill begins a debate about possibly lifting the trade embargo with Cuba, which must be done by Congress. more »»

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. more »»

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

December 19, 2014

DENVER (AP) — The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in a Colorado movie theater. more »»

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

December 19, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. more »»

Woman who foiled abduction was ready for a fight

December 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Museum worker who police say prevented the abduction of a 2-year-old girl is a 65-year-old woman with a bum knee. more »»

Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

December 19, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. more »»

Speaker invites Obama for State of the Union

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 20. more »»

5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference

December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conferenc. more »»

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

December 19, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. more »»

Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city

December 19, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow. more »»

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

December 19, 2014

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. more »»

Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finale

December 19, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino's leg, but they couldn't rob her of her joy as a new bride. more »»

US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

December 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. more »»

Federal judge considering Oklahoma's death penalty

December 19, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the... more »»

Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

December 19, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic... more »»

Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license

December 19, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business... more »»

Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

December 19, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses. more »»

Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife

December 19, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women wh... more »»

 
 
 

 

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