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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


Obama launches sales mission on immigration

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school's library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrials did on Wednesday

U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wednesday, declining for the first time this week and edging below record highs set the day before. Investors found little new to trade on in the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.

November 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federally subsidized child care providers will have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers and undergo a yearly inspection under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

November 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-based health system is rolling out a new patient gown that aims to offer a little more style, comfort and rear coverage.

November 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Ga. Senate passes weak cap on lobbyist gifts

New state Senate rules adopted Monday set some weak limits on what lobbyists can give lawmakers, but those restrictions include big loopholes.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate panel fast-tracks hospital tax over protest

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate leaders have fast-tracked a proposal to shore up the state Medicaid program without requiring lawmakers to vote on a direct tax.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Schumer to back Hagel for Pentagon's top job

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Hagel secured the backing of two of the staunchest pro-Israel Senate Democrats in a clear boost to the Republican's prospects of becoming President Barack Obama's next defense secretary.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher as retailers rally

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged higher on Wall Street after a rally in retail stocks offset concerns about flaring tensions in Washington over increasing the country's borrowing limit.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook unveils social search feature

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature on Tuesday in the company's first staged event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters since its May initial public offering.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart to hire vets, buy American

NEW YORK (AP) - Why wait on Washington to fix the economy when there's Wal-Mart?

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama weighing executive action on guns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps he could take through executive action alone, congressional officials said. But the scope of such measures is limited.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower; Apple extends decline

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened lower on Wall Street as concerns about the government's finances intensified, offsetting a report that retail sales rose in December.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Zaxby's warns customers of potential fraud

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gingrich: GOP unwise to pick fight on debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says House Republicans are making a mistake by using the issue of increasing the borrowing limit to challenge President Barack Obama on spending issues.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What's Facebook's secret? Company tells all today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook's mystery "press event" on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY seals 1st state gun laws since Newtown massacre

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, calling for a tougher assault weapons ban and provisions to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bitter cold grips Calif., some citrus damaged

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - As an unusual cold gripped the West Coast for the fifth day, some California citrus growers began to see damage on Monday while strong winds added to the misery of bundled-up city residents.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gov. Deal pitches Medicaid money fix

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal says the governor is proposing a plan that would allow lawmakers to avoid an explicit vote on whether to extend an expiring hospital industry tax that helps finance Georgia's health care system.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hitting the debt limit: What bills would be paid?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reiterating a threat he first issued in the summer of 2011, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Republicans that older Americans might not get their Social Security checks and veterans won't get timely benefits if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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