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A nightmare scenario

WASHINGTON - What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to another undecided, hotly disputed presidential election? What if the outcome turns on the razor-thin margin in one or two states, one candidate seeking a recount, the other going to court?

November 03, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ex-wife: Father cared deeply for child who died in hot car

BRUNSWICK - The ex-wife of a man charged with murder after their toddler son died in a hot SUV shed tears for her boy on the witness stand Monday while testifying that her former husband would not have left him to die on purpose.

October 31, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Mich. girl and her service dog head to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - A fluffy white goldendoodle named Wonder waited patiently outside the Supreme Court Monday while the justices inside debated the legal rights of disabled children who want to bring their service dogs to school.

October 31, 2016 | By SAM HANANEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies

WASHINGTON - A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that calls for the therapy to be further explored.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Good riddance to a campaign that put the 'ugh' in ugly

WASHINGTON - Good riddance to Campaign 2016, the election that put the "ugh" in ugly.

October 29, 2016 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds?

What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now? A big study in England did that - screening thousands of babies for inherited risk - and found it was twice as common as has been thought.

October 26, 2016 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Girls and autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

CHICAGO - Think autism, and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.

October 25, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Some US schools cancel classes on Election Day, relocate polling places

FALMOUTH, Maine - Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

October 25, 2016 | By PATRICK WHITTLE and DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite warnings, extremely dangerous air bags not repaired

DETROIT - Owners of more than 300,000 Hondas have yet to get their air bags repaired, despite warnings from the automaker and regulators that the inflators have an extremely high chance of rupturing and causing injury or even death.

October 25, 2016 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Quarter of cancer deaths in US linked to cigarettes

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states, where smoking is more common and the rules against it are not as strict.

October 24, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Survey finds Lexus, Toyota, Buick most reliable auto brands

DETROIT - Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

October 24, 2016 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Looking out for No. 2

FAIR HAVEN, N.J. - Some specially trained dogs are helping humans curb themselves.

October 24, 2016 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cyberattacks disrupt the internet

Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. The White House called the disruption malicious and a hacker group claimed responsibility, though its assertion couldn't be verified.

October 21, 2016 | By RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests

PIKETON, Ohio - Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting - for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure.

October 20, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to critics: I'll accept election results — if I win

DELAWARE, Ohio - Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton could be rigged against him.

October 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE, JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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Man gets life without parole in son's hot car death

MARIETTA - A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he ...

December 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia - On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open ...

December 02, 2016 | By ZANA CIMILI and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

WASHINGTON - The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.

December 01, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump salutes Carrier — and himself — for saving jobs

INDIANAPOLIS - Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open ...

December 01, 2016 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels

WASHINGTON - "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food ...

November 30, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday ...

November 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as ...

November 29, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing ...

November 28, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government ...

November 28, 2016 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Fidel Castro dead at 90

HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S ...

November 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PETER ORSI Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge clears Dylann Roof for trial

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to ...

November 25, 2016 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Stores focus on savvier Black Friday shoppers

NEW YORK - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or ...

November 25, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Trump chooses racial conciliator in UN pick Nikki Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley has developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who led the charge to bring down the Confederate flag ...

November 24, 2016 | By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press | Associated Press


Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Parade

NEW YORK - Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ...

November 24, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road ...

November 23, 2016 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON and ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Associated Press


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