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  • Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

    PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission.For most peop ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said W ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others sp ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

    BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, ca ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain pri ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Bar ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out o ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please t ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Obama challenges Republicans in State of Union speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans i ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Ernst to deliver GOP response to Obama address

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Republican officials tapped newly elected Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on Thursday to deliver the party’s formal response to President Bar ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Obama wants to remove barriers to greater broadband access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to provide greater access to fast Internet broadband service in towns and cities across the country b ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Ohio bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Tough Mudder to add tear gas obstacle to its events in 2015

    LONDON (AP) — For many, just the thought of running 12 miles (19 kilometers) over mounds of mud and through pools of ice water is enough to make them ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid

    ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney and his wife reached out to former staff and supporters in key states over the weekend, making contact just hours after sho ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Golden Gate Bridge closing for safety upgrade this weekend

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden Gate Bridge will shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours starting at midnight Friday so workers can install a movea ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:10 am
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