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Fed promises 'patient' approach to a rate increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Travel industry carefully eyeing Cuban tourism

NEW YORK (AP) - Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US changing approach to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the end of America's "outdated approach" to Cuba Wednesday, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with the communist island - a historic shift in U.S. policy that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted knife wounds Tuesday in the woods, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed suburban Philadelphia schools and left people on edge.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up praising the sisters for their selfless work caring for the poor - a major shift in tone that reflected the social justice mindset of Pope Francis.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robin Williams tops 2014 most Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ruble slides to new low, Wall St. looking down

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Market participants were transfixed Tuesday by a stunning slide in the Russian ruble that presented President Vladimir Putin with one of the biggest challenges of his 15-year rule.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Impeded no more by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide, extending decline, as oil slumps

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower, extending losses from last week.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Flu more widespread in US; eases off in some areas

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say flu is more widespread across the nation, but the number of hard-hit states has declined.

January 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks dip, pushing S&P 500 from 5-year high

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened slightly lower on Wall Street Friday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 back from a five-year high.

January 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1 student shot at high school in Taft, Calif.

TAFT, Calif. (AP) - A student was shot and wounded at a rural California high school Thursday and a student suspect was taken into custody, officials said.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas court asks: Is man's best friend priceless?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - They say all dogs to heaven. But if they get there before their time, should someone pay up?

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Large pet reptile found guarding Calif. pot stash

ASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Zoo officials say a five-foot-long alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth" that had apparently been protecting a stash of marijuana in a Northern California home has died.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher on Wall Street

EW YORK (AP) - The stock market edged higher on Thursday as investors waited for more indications on the health of U.S. companies from earnings reports. Economic reports were mixed.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How to tell a cold from the flu

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


General Motors to open tech center in Roswell

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says General Motors will open an information technology center in suburban Atlanta.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart bribery docs released

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawmakers are making public some documents that they say show that Wal-Mart CEO found out that the retailer's Mexican unit was giving bribes as early as 2005.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Biden to meet with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market gave up an early gain Thursday as economic reports gave investors a mixed picture on the outlook for growth.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Biden to meet with NRA to discuss gun safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inviting in the opposition, Vice President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun organization that could obstruct White House efforts to pass stricter arms legislation.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks rise for a second day on growth outlook

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened higher on Wall Street Thursday, gaining for a second day, after the European Central Bank chief said the region was poised to start growing again, bolstering expectations that the worst of the region's crisis is behind it.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Lincoln' leads Oscar nominations

The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

January 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia hires Miss. State's Wilson as DL coach

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson has been named the defensive line coach at Georgia.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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