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Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses

May 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank.

By and large, U.S. more »»

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

May 5, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months,... more »»

Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

May 5, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. more »»

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

May 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. more »»

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

May 5, 2016

KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring... more »»

Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign

May 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters... more »»

After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

May 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.. more »»

Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

May 5, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. more »»

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

May 5, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance... more »»

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

May 5, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. more »»

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. more »»

Agency: Eagle hit Alaska plane before crash that killed 4

May 4, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people on board, authorities said Wednesday. more »»

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