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Will GOP efforts convince voters?

WASHINGTON - With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another term at the helm?

March 24, 2018 | By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused minor injuries to a worker.

March 20, 2018 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT The Associated Press | Associated Press


Want to avoid the flu while flying?

NEW YORK - Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over.

March 19, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Woman killed by self-driving SUV

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company Monday to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the U.S. and Canada.

March 19, 2018 | By FELICIA FONSECA and TOM KRISHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

AUSTIN, Texas - The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.

March 19, 2018 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

CHICAGO - It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and the new president had narrowly escaped assassination the year before. It was time for action on gun control. And the National Rifle Association seemingly agreed.

March 15, 2018 | By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN AP National Writers | Associated Press


Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

CHICAGO - It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and the new president had narrowly escaped assassination the year before. It was time for action on gun control. And the National Rifle Association seemingly agreed.

March 15, 2018 | By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN AP National Writers | Associated Press


'Multiple' fatalities when bridge collapses onto vehicles

MIAMI - A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane highway collapsed at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing eight vehicles under massive slabs and killing multiple people, authorities said.

March 15, 2018 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration's tax cuts and a resilient global economy.

March 09, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Florida governor signs gun restrictions 3 weeks after attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting, cementing his state's break with the National Rifle Association. The NRA immediately fought back with a lawsuit.

March 09, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press


Analysis: Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart's

NEW YORK - Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes.

March 08, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Gun legislation passes Florida House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature.

March 07, 2018 | By CURT ANDERSON, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JOSH REPLOGLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump reopens a seemingly settled video game debate

NEW YORK - In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link.

March 07, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Opioids no better than common painkillers

CHICAGO - A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain.

March 06, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Florida House debates amendments to school safety bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposal to arm some teachers and school employees proved particularly contentious Tuesday as Florida representatives debated amendments to a school safety bill.

March 06, 2018 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, TERRY SPENCER and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press


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US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell

FORT WORTH, Texas - The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.

April 25, 2018 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be ...

April 25, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees ...

April 25, 2018 | By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


E-cigarettes under fire

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians ...

April 24, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habit

NEW YORK - Social media is a daily way of life for many Americans.

April 24, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Reporter | Associated Press


Waffle House slaying suspect arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment ...

April 23, 2018 | By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press | Associated Press


10 dead after driver plows into crowded Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO - A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested ...

April 23, 2018 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press | Associated Press


Lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the ...

April 21, 2018 | By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Americans told to toss romaine lettuce

PHOENIX - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not ...

April 21, 2018 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press | Associated Press


IRS extends tax deadline

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.

April 18, 2018 | By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer | Associated Press


1 dead after jet blows an engine

PHILADELPHIA - A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate ...

April 18, 2018 | By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in ...

April 16, 2018 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Driverless cars give hope to blind

OCALA, Fla. - In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru ...

April 14, 2018 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the ...

April 14, 2018 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Knowing when to say when

NEW YORK - Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that ...

April 13, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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