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  • New, larger iPhones unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s larger iPhones won’t just have bigger screens. They’ll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. The iPhone 6 will have …


  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but …


  • CVS plans to stop tobacco products sales

    CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain …


  • Bangladesh toll 547; smell proof number will rise

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Ten days after the horrifying collapse of a garment-factory building, life has become still more gruesome for crews working to recover bodies at the site. The …


  • Britain finds horsemeat in school meals, hospitals

    LONDON (AP) — Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket …


  • NYC, New England brace for up to 3 feet of snow

    BOSTON (AP) — Snow began to fall around the Northeast on Friday at the start of what’s predicted to be a massive, possibly historic blizzard, and residents scurried to stock …


  • Beer will help power Alaska brewery

    JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer. The Juneau-based …


  • Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never. This holiday shopping season, many stores haven’t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they …


  • Will cigarette makers jump into pot market?

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Will the Marlboro Man light up a joint soon? The states of Washington and Colorado legalized possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the November …


  • APNewsBreak: Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker …


  • 2 dead after shooting at Las Vegas Strip hotel

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many patrons fleeing in …


  • Police: 2 dead after shooting at Las Vegas hotel

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday night at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending frightened patrons fleeing. …


  • Smartphones can soon be used to ‘e-hail’ NYC taxis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Raising your arm and yelling “taxi!” is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you’ll need is a smartphone app. New …


  • New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the …


  • New tests could hamper food outbreak detection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation’s ability …


  • DC lottery contract is subject of federal probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about …


  • Ariz. winners claim half of $588M Powerball prize

    PHOENIX (AP) — The other ticket holders in last week’s record $577.5 million Powerball jackpot have claimed their half of the prize but aren’t stepping into the spotlight just yet, …


  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred …


  • Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began — the high …


  • Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began — the high …


  • Couple convicted of stealing GM trade secrets

    DETROIT (AP) — A former General Motors engineer with access to the automaker’s hybrid technology was convicted Friday along with her husband of stealing trade secrets for possible use in …


  • AP: Exchange student sponsor out over abuse claims

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization has lost its government designation to bring foreign exchange students to the United States after facing allegations of mismanagement and lax oversight that included …


  • Missouri couple wins $588 million Powerball prize

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: “We …


  • Mo. mechanic, his wife named Powerball winners

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement announcing that Mark …


  • Missouri mechanic, his wife named Powerball winner

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement Friday announcing that …


  • Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store …


  • Ex-Nat’l Lampoon CEO to be sentenced in fraud case

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former chief executive of National Lampoon and two co-conspirators faced possible life sentences Friday after being convicted of swindling investors out of about $200 million. U.S. …


  • Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.’s a mystery

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket …


  • Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store …


  • Drought threatens to close Mississippi to barges

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall …

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