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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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GA lawmaker proposes bill to arm school principals

ATLANTA (AP) - A state lawmaker is proposing a bill to allow school systems to choose whether principals should be allowed to carry concealed weapons.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GA Lottery

ATLANTA (AP) - These Georgia lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Colorado theater shooting "mini-trial" ends

ENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A hearing laying out the evidence against the accused gunman in the Colorado theater shooting ended Wednesday with the defense deciding not to call witnesses to attest to James Holmes' mental health.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Beyonce, Clarkson to perform at Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country's most patriotic songs.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. tax collections in December up 10 percent

TLANTA (AP) - Georgia's tax collections jumped nearly 10 percent to roughly $1.7 billion in December compared to the same period a year ago.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks open higher for first day in three

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose on Wall Street in early trading Wednesday after U.S. corporate earnings reports got off to a strong start.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jack Lew expected to be next Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Money restored for UGA veterinary medicine projec

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Board of Regents has decided to restore $16 million in features for the planned Veterinary Medical Learning Center at the University of Georgia.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police facing shortage of ammunition for training

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Police in metro Atlanta say a nationwide shortage of ammunition is causing them to delay training for officers and put orders for more bullets on back-order.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US may leave no troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to contain al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$5M paid Iraqis over Abu Ghraib abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) - A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CES unveils big TVs with 'ultra-high definition'

AS VEGAS (AP) - The race to make TVs larger and larger has created a colossal problem for manufacturers: As screens grow, picture quality worsens - unless the viewer moves farther away from the screen.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$1 million donations wanted for Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are making an unprecedented solicitation for high-dollar contributions to help pay for the celebration.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Savannah, Ga., debates double-decker tour buses

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A proposal to put double-decker tour buses on the streets of Savannah's historic district has residents rallying to bring the plans to a screeching halt, with critics fearing the buses would hit ancient oak limbs and give sightseers a peeping Tom's view into Victorian homes.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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