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  • Suspicious device found on rental car at Albuquerque airport

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal and local authorities declared a suspicious device found on a rental car at Albuquerque’s airport to be safe Sunday and are now launching investigations into how it got there. Avis…

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don’t want another Bush deciding when to take the…

  • Florists heartbroken as Pakistan spurns Valentine’s Day

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flower shops in Pakistan were largely empty over the weekend after officials and religious leaders condemned Valentine’s Day as a Western import and urged people to shun the festivities. Religious hard-liners across…

  • Are hackers feasting on your medical records?

    The hacking of health care records is soaring. Security experts offer tips on how to protect your health records and credit card information from hackers.

  • Israel: 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians were killed and another critically wounded while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in three separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said. In…

  • New York weighs new approach to high child care costs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York may allow the parents of young children to defer a piece of their state income taxes to help cover the cost of child care. The novel proposal, introduced as…

  • Jennifer Lawrence donating $2 million to hometown hospital

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to a Kentucky hospital where she visited sick youngsters during a recent holiday trip home. The Oscar winner, a Louisville native, announced by video…

  • Main Street holds up as Wall Street struggles, for a change

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is hurting, and Main Street doesn’t care. It’s got burgers and cars to buy. Big losses in stock markets around the world this year have the wingtip-set fretting, but…

  • Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.…

  • For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle

    VIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him. The 40-year-old…

  • Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year’s hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three…

  • US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea’s nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Eurozone economy grew a paltry 0.3 percent in Q4 BRUSSELS (AP) — The 19-country eurozone grew by a paltry quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the final three months of 2015 despite tail winds…

  • House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday. The vote was…

  • Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping bill Friday that reworks Wisconsin’s hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats’ complaints that the measure will lead to cronyism in state agencies. The Republican-backed…