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Traffic deaths surge

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday.

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press

Death sparks ‘Autopilot’ car probe

WASHINGTON - The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver's history of speeding further complicates the question.

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press

Journey to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES - Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out.

June 30, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press

Study reveals suicides by job

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations.

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas measure that led several clinics to close.

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press

Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee.

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press

Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state.

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press

Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to derail far more sweeping proposals.

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press

911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that in coming days "you're going to see more of this type of action going on," according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press

Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway - even over restricting firearms for terrorists.

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press

Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press

Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando.

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press

Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried to reconstruct the killer's movements and figure out what role his wife may have played in the plot.

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press

Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Trump refuses to say he will accept election results

LAS VEGAS - Threatening a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month ...

October 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press

US graduation rate hits record high

WASHINGTON - The nation's high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial ...

October 17, 2016 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press | Associated Press

Battle for Mosul tests Obama's strategy in fight against IS

WASHINGTON - More is riding on the battle for Mosul than the recapture of the Islamic State group's main stronghold in northern Iraq. Also on ...

October 17, 2016 | | Associated Press

Trump challenges legitimacy of election

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest ...

October 15, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

Study questions value of mammograms, breast cancer screening

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a ...

October 12, 2016 | | Associated Press

Hurricane's blow was less than feared

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march ...

October 08, 2016 | By BRUCE SMITH and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press

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