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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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Teachers acquire new skill: How to stop the bleeding

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa - As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social ...

April 10, 2018 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press


FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion ...

April 06, 2018 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

NEW YORK - Technology that once promised freedom from the confines of an office has, for many workers, become a ball and chain, blurring the lines ...

April 06, 2018 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

BOSTON - Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on ...

April 06, 2018 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated ...

April 05, 2018 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MAUREEN LINKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Addressing the opioid crisis

ATLANTA - The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and ...

April 05, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press


MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin ...

April 04, 2018 | By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, ADRIAN SAINZ and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


EPA to ease emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama ...

April 02, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked ...

April 02, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | Associated Press


Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

NEW YORK - Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for ...

April 02, 2018 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should ...

March 31, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack ...

March 30, 2018 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee ...

March 28, 2018 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment "WILL NEVER BE REPEALED" and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall ...

March 28, 2018 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT - Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world ...

March 27, 2018 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


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