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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slump as another dip in oil drags down the market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

DENVER (AP) - Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed stays 'patient' but voices new low inflation concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but is signaling greater concern about excessively low inflation.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Lynch is promising a fresh relationship with law enforcement - and with Congress - as she appears before a Senate committee Wednesday in her bid to become the nation's first female attorney general.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After being hit by car Tampa cat crawls back from grave

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. (AP) - A man answering a Craigslist ad from a couple who wanted to buy a 1966 Mustang robbed, shot and killed the husband and wife when they traveled several hours to buy the classic car, a sheriff said Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Slide in US stocks slows in afternoon trading

U.S. stocks were headed for a lower close in late-afternoon trading Tuesday after Caterpillar and other big companies reported disappointing earnings and lowered earnings outlooks, raising concerns about future profit growth. The major stock indexes pared back some of their losses from earlier in the day.

January 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jewish leader issues warning on anniversary

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) - A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

January 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Holy mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fish

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.

January 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Arias trial postponed until next week

PHOENIX (AP) - The next phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial was postponed Thursday and will continue next week.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AT&T creates new prepaid wireless business

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - AT&T is expanding in the prepaid wireless niche with the launch of a new brand - Aio Wireless.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. couple sentenced in death of 2-year-old girl

ROME, Ga. (AP) - A man and woman convicted of murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl have been sentenced to life in prison.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Carpet firm could get $100 million in incentives

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say a Georgia-based carpet manufacturing company could get state incentives worth more than $100 million.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gator ousted from suburban Atlanta pond

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An alligator that had been living in the pond of a suburban Atlanta subdivision was removed, but not before biting the trapper on his arm.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Dead Boston bombing suspect buried

BOSTON (AP) - The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in an undisclosed location outside the city of Worcester, where it had been held for a week at a funeral home, police said Thursday.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market pulled back early Thursday after surging to record levels during the past week.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Fish oil doesn't help prevent heart attacks

Eating fish is good for your heart but taking fish oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jodi Arias convicted of first-degree murder

PHOENIX (AP) - The jury has found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. Arias initially denied involvement and later blamed the killing on masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow average holds on to 15,000 with a small gain

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average held above 15,000 a day after it closed above the landmark level for the first time.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Miss America' song cut from pageant over dispute

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The next Miss America won't hear a familiar refrain when she's crowned in Atlantic City, N.J., in September.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amanda Berry's sister offers thanks, seeks privacy

CLEVELAND (AP) - Amanda Berry, who was held captive for about a decade before being rescued from a house along with two other women, arrived at her sister's home Wednesday morning to the cheers of hundreds of neighbors and swarms of journalists.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former US official describes Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday described a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the middle of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, amid confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and fears about the safety of additional American personnel.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nick Saban's Ga. mountain mansion to be auctioned

ATLANTA (AP) - University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is selling his lake-front estate in the north Georgia mountains with its three-story lighthouse and custom boat house.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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