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What consumers can expect from AT&T, DirecTV deal

LOS ANGELES - Ready to bundle your mobile phone and TV bills together? That is one of the changes customers can expect if AT&T Inc.'s proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is approved by regulators.

May 19, 2014 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press | World


Burger King scrapping 'Have It Your Way' slogan

NEW YORK - Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old "Have It Your Way" slogan in favor of the more personal "Be Your Way."

May 19, 2014 | By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press | World


Nasal strip could clog Chrome's Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

May 18, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS Associated Press | World


In Georgia race, Republicans cry foul over taxes

ATLANTA - Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue says his chief rivals in the GOP race for Georgia's open Senate seat are falsely accusing him of being the worst kind of Republican - one who wants to raise taxes.

May 18, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | World


Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup.

May 18, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | World


Groups spend big to influence Georgia Senate race

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shelled out $920,000 for TV and online ads promoting Rep. Jack Kingston in the crowded race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

May 17, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


The STAR treatment: Woman fighting cancer in unique ways

Michelle Thompson is knee-deep into stage 4 cancer, but you wouldn't know it from looking at her.

May 16, 2014 | By WENDY LEONARD Deseret News National | World


Bill limits full contact youth football drills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.

May 16, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | World


Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

WASHINGTON - Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital.

May 16, 2014 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | World


Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot to death two men after a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday as they announced new murder charges against the former NFL star, who was already awaiting trial in another shooting death.

May 15, 2014 | By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | World


Should the government tell us what's in our food?

The state of Vermont soon will mandate that genetically modified foods - any plant or meat product that has had its DNA manipulated in a laboratory, also called a GMO - be labeled as such. The law, officially titled H.112, passed last Thursday and is the first in the United States to require the labelling of GMOs. It has attracted both public support and condemnation and raised the question as to whether the public needs GMOs labeled or not.

May 15, 2014 | By BETHAN OWEN Deseret News National | World


Ukraine launches talks, but its foes are missing

KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government launched talks Wednesday on decentralizing power as part of a European-backed peace plan but did not invite its main foes, the pro-Russia insurgents who have declared independence in the east.

May 14, 2014 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press | World


Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

RICHMOND, Va. - You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Immigrants' children account for growing U.S. population, and lawmakers are taking note

If not for immigrants having children, the U.S. population would be shrinking, according to a new report from the Urban Institute.

May 13, 2014 | By AMY McDONALD Deseret News National | World


Ex-Minnesota quarterback charged with assault

MANKATO, Minn. - Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault after a weekend fight outside a Mankato bar that left another man gravely injured.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | World


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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

July 27, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | World


Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

PHILADELPHIA - Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | World


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON - The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

July 26, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | World


Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

WUXI VILLAGE, China - The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.

July 25, 2014 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press | World


Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE Associated Press | World


Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

July 21, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | World


Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

NEW YORK - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

July 20, 2014 | By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press | World


Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

July 20, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press | World


Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.

July 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | World


Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

BOSTON - An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

July 19, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | World


Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON - For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.

July 15, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | World


Babe Ruth's Boston contract fetches $1M at auction

BALTIMORE - Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Twins brew up self-serve beer for All Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS - It's BYOB at the home of the Minnesota Twins for this week's All Star Game.

July 11, 2014 | By KYLE POTTER Associated Press | World


Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

WASHINGTON - Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.

July 11, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World


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