• App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids …

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  • ATM fees continue to climb, according to survey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey …

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  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still …

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  • Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

    NEW YORK — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced. The …

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  • Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dies at age 74

    CINCINNATI — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall. Radcliff was …

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  • Apple: Record 10 million iPhone 6 sold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million …

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  • Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, who has led …

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  • NY: Walmart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Walmart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent “sugar tax” on soda. The attorney general’s office says the retailer launched a national sale in June advertising Coca-Cola 12-packs for …

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  • Changes surround 9/11 commemoration

    NEW YORK — A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning. As the nation pauses today to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, little about the …

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  • Flight 93 anniversary marked by Hastert

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The 40 passengers and crew who died when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were to be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary ceremony at the Flight 93 …

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  • 1 booked for sex trafficking

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 22-year-old fugitive accused of trafficking at least two women and possibly others from out of state to Baton Rouge, allegedly forcing them into prostitution Investigators first learned of Emmanuel Bailey’s operation …

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  • High-speed chase yields arrest

    BERNIE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Arkansas man who they say led officers from six law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through southeast Missouri. Fifty-year-old Wendall Coleman’s charges include driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and failure to drive on the right side …

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