02-20-2018  3:51 pm      •     

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Customers aren't flocking online as fast as company expected

NEW YORK (AP) -- Why is Netflix raising its prices? In part, because the company miscalculated how many people still want to receive DVDs by mail each month, a more expensive service to provide compared with its streamed Internet videos.


Progressive Change Campaign Committee fumes over potential cuts to services

CHICAGO (AP) -- A liberal group upset over potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security has delivered pledges to President Barack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters threatening to pull its support.


Electric car drivers could cruise from Southern Oregon to Canada

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state transportation officials on Wednesday announced a new initiative to place electric vehicle charging stations at key intervals along the West Coast's busiest highway - a development that should allow drivers to cruise the 580 miles from the southern border of Oregon all the way to Canada by the end of the year.


Proposal one of many forgotten Civil War moments now being recognized

DALTON, Ga. (AP) -- Badly outnumbered by Union forces and sensing looming defeat in the Civil War, Confederate Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne made a shocking proposal about a century and a half ago: the Southern government should free black slaves willing to fight in rebel ranks.


Opinion piece in medical journal argues foster care more ethical than surgery

CHICAGO (AP) -- Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation's most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.


Cancer concerns tied to medication from Bristol and AstraZeneca

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators have concerns about bladder and breast cancer seen in patients taking an experimental diabetes pill from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca.


Two-year jaunt will raise money for clean water in developing nations

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) -- Amy Russell isn't expecting her walk across Connecticut to pose much of challenge. It's child's play compared to the 7,000-mile, two-year trek across Africa she starts in January in an effort to raise money to help provide clean drinking water for people in underdeveloped countries.


Growing up black in the segregated 1960s, Deborah Goldring slept two to a bed, got evicted from apartment after apartment, and watched her stepfather climb utility poles to turn their disconnected lights back on. Yet Goldring pulled herself out of poverty and earned a middle-class life — until the Great Recession. First, Goldring's husband fell ill, and they drained savings to pay for nursing homes before he died.


Incident sparked allegations of racial profiling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file charges against a University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at San Francisco airport.


Cases have been repeatedly mishandled by medical examiners and coroners

Last week, an Orlando, Fla., jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, bringing to a stunning end a trial that had fixated the nation for weeks.


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