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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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Oops! 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | World


Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

July 10, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | World


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World


US employers add 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK Associated Press | World


Storm's path puts it off NC beaches for July 4th

SAVANNAH - A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina's coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.

July 02, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 02, 2014 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | World


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