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  • Recalls this week: battery packs, doors

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A line of battery packs used to charge electronic devices are being recalled this week because they can overheat and cause a fire. Here's a more detailed look: BATTERY PACKS DETAILS: Goal Zero's Sherpa brand 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs that are used to charge cellphones,...

  • GOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016

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    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking across the sprawling grounds of a pink-hued luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades. They rarely...

  • Homeless woman's stun gun spurs 2nd Amendment case

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    BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. In an unusual twist, the Supreme Judicial Court is also being asked...

  • Correction: Christian Parents-Gays story

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    In a story Nov. 26 about evangelicals with gay children, The Associated Press erroneously reported a statement by the Rev. Al Mohler about same-sex attraction. Mohler said same-sex attraction can't change through secular therapy but can change through the Gospel, not that same-sex...

  • S&P 500 ends lower as oil slump hits market

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    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as falling crude prices weigh on the market in a holiday-shortened session. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased five points to close at 2,067 Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose less than a point to close at 17,828. The...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is...

  • Baby of dead pregnant woman in critical condition

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen. George Weatherwalk told reporters Thursday that the...

  • High winds scale back search for missing anglers

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CUT BANK, Mont. (AP) — Strong winds in northern Montana led Glacier County officials to scale back the search for a Canadian man and a Japanese woman who went missing after a weekend fishing trip. The sheriff's office had patrols working the shoreline of Mission Lake, which is south...

  • Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community. Police say Brandon Scerri unleashed a couple of handmade incendiary devices Sunday on streets in Dobbs Ferry after watching a scene in...

  • Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender. Authorities say Jacklyn Blake confessed to officers who responded to her...

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