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Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes hold at record levels

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK (AP) - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ferguson police officer not indicted

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks inch further into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) - A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO (AP) - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

WASHINGTON (AP) - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Pastor files suit in traffic stop mix-up

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A pastor and his wife have filed a lawsuit after a mix-up led to police pulling them over and drawing their guns.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Famed movie critic Roger Ebert dies

CHICAGO (AP) - Roger Ebert, the most famous and popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday. He was 70.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama's budget to spare Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget next week will steer clear of major cuts to Medicaid, including tens of billions in reductions to the health care plan for the poor that the administration had proposed only last year.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman jailed in fatal fire granted bond

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A woman charged with murder and child cruelty after three of her four children died in house fire has been granted $75,000 bond.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Laws, rumors have ammo hard to stock

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wall street stocks edge higher; Best Buy soars

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged higher on Wall Street as investors took advantage of a slump Wednesday to get back into the market.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jimmy Fallon to take over Leno's spot

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's recent personnel transition in morning television was a disaster. Executives hope their luck is better late at night, and they have a year to try and make it a smooth handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Young women live with men first, marry

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly half of young women say the first time they lived with a guy, they weren't married.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. soldier charged with killing wife

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia soldier accused of plotting attacks as the leader of an anti-government militia group has been charged by the Army with the killing of his pregnant wife in 2011.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in light of automatic spending cuts that have led to furloughs for thousands of federal workers.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC on Wednesday announced its long-rumored switch in late night, replacing incumbent Jay Leno at "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall after weak reports on hiring, services

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday after weak reports on hiring and growth at service companies dampened the outlook for the U.S. economy.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oldest American is 113-year-old Detroit-area woman

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - The oldest woman in the U.S. is pushing off questions about her longevity to a higher power.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former Atlanta schools superintendent posts bond

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall was released from jail after posting bond.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tybee to hold first gay and lesbian festival

YBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island is set to hold its first gay and lesbian festival next month.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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