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Obama shops at Washington bookstore, popular frozen pop shop

Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 2:11pm

President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses.

Greek political leaders fail to agree on pension reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:51pm

The leaders of five of the seven parties represented in Greece's Parliament have failed to agree on pension reforms after a six-hour meeting, prompting the prime minister to criticize the opposition for being "irresponsible" and "unserious."

Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 12:30pm

Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.

Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 12:10pm

Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.

NYC-area ports stare down sizeable challenge of modernizing

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 11:10am

From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater and greater speeds.

Maine ski resort focuses on safety after chairlift accidents

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 8:01am

A Maine ski resort that's responsible two of three chairlift mechanical failures that led to injuries in the past five years is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 7:32am

Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.

What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 6:51am

The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican.

Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:21pm

Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.

Rocker Jack White's Third Man Records store opens in Detroit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 4:00pm

Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City.

State wants to hear from insured denied health services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:51pm

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says some patients are reporting that providers are not accepting their Community Health Alliance insurance.

League of Women Voters seeks to lower sales tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:41pm

The League of Women Voters of Idaho is launching a ballot initiative drive to lower Idaho's sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent.

In medical marijuana states, 'pot doctors' push boundaries

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:20pm

The slogan "WE'ED like to be your doctor!" has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider's clinics in Illinois.

Tomah VA Medical Center launches 100-day improvement plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:20pm

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center has adopted another plan to improve patient care at the troubled facility.

Higher education board to address on-campus beer sales

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:00pm

South Dakota's governing body on higher education is mulling whether to allow beer and wine sales on the state's six public university campuses, a move that opponents have said could encourage binge drinking and create additional problems for the schools and surrounding communities.

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:51am

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods.

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:01am

Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.

Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 1:20am

Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the small, oil-rich country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.

British Airways passengers who fled plane fire file lawsuit

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:40pm

Passengers who ran from a British Airways flight that caught fire in September before takeoff in Las Vegas are suing the plane's manufacturer and the maker of the engines.

APNewsBreak: Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:51pm

A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, though that status lasts only about six months under Friday's decision from the state.