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  • US allows visa-free travel for Taiwanese

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Tuesday visa-free travel for Taiwanese visiting America. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described it as a “logical development in close security, economic and people-to-people” …


  • Many employers still unaware of NY nanny law

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allison Julien worked for more than two decades as a nanny in New York, toiling 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay until the …


  • AP-GfK Poll: Most see health law being implemented

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans may not be all that crazy about President Barack Obama’s health care law, but a new poll shows they don’t see it going away. The Associated …


  • New York City hospitals cracking down on junk food

    NEW YORK (AP) — People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can’t smoke. In a few months from now, they …


  • Obama chides Congress for departing with much left

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is faulting Congress for leaving town with several pieces of unfinished business on its plate, including measures to help veterans, farmers and homeowners. Obama …


  • Polar bear bill ties Senate in knots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On its last day in session before the election, the Senate tied itself in knots over 41 polar bear carcasses that hunters want to bring home from …


  • US to reinstate New Zealand military ship visits

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — After a 25-year ban, America will begin allowing Royal New Zealand Navy ships to visit U.S. military and Coast Guard facilities around the world, U.S. …


  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation’s enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92. EPA …


  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation’s enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92. EPA …


  • AP IMPACT: Varied license laws for older drivers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …


  • NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt …


  • NYC bans big sugary drinks at eateries, theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas …


  • NYC big-soda crackdown plan goes to vote Thursday

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan …


  • Mo. lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an Obama …


  • Gas prices hit $8 in NJ, Pa. in Lukoil protest

    SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — More than 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania jacked up prices to more than $8 a gallon Wednesday to protest what they …


  • Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

    CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …


  • Senate Ag leader urges House action on farm bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Debbie Stabenow is opposing House proposals to extend the current farm policy act and urging House Republican leaders to take up legislation to …


  • Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian men rank as the world’s top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco …


  • Olive Garden, LongHorn workers sue company

    MIAMI (AP) — Darden Restaurants violated federal labor laws by underpaying thousands of servers across the country at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other eateries, according to a …


  • Ex-Obama advisers seek health care cost control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Barack Obama’s former advisers are proposing major changes aimed at controlling health care costs as political uncertainty hovers over his health law. Call it …


  • Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a decision barring the federal government from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages …


  • AP Newsbreak: USDA bought meat from slaughterhouse

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California slaughterhouse under federal investigation for cruelty and possible health issues sold 21 million pounds of beef to the federal government in 2011 for use …

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