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Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - A Georgia man accused of beating a deer with an accounting textbook after it had been hit along an Arkansas highway has ...

February 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Home Depot to hire more than 80,000 workers for busy spring

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot is on a hiring spree.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support ...

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday ...

February 02, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot split 3 ways, in CA, FL & TN

MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) - An eye-popping, unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that became a national fascination will be split three ways, by mystery winners in ...

January 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Alan Rickman, star of 'Harry Potter' dies at 69

LONDON (AP) - British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He ...

January 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona ...

January 11, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws, making his first ...

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bill Cosby charged with sexually assaulting a woman

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago - the first criminal case ...

December 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SpaceX launches rocket 6 months after accident, then lands

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an ...

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lindsey Graham ends his 2016 presidential campaign

LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

December 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Agreeing at last: Congress sends tax, spending bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress ended its chaotic year on a surprising note of bipartisan unity and productivity Friday, overwhelmingly approving a massive 2016 tax and spending ...

December 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama says he won't fade away in final year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Closing out a tumultuous year, President Barack Obama laid the groundwork Friday for his last year in office, vowing not to fade into ...

December 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Holiday sales pattern skews online; malls lose some luster

NEW YORK (AP) - More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches rather than head to stores this holiday season.

December 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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House speaker calls for 'pause' in Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday for a "pause" in Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. in the wake of the Paris attacks, and assembled a task force to bring legislation to a vote as soon as this week.

November 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move higher in afternoon trading

U.S. stocks bounced higher in afternoon trading Monday, moving past any concerns that the terrorist attacks in Paris could spell trouble for the global economy. European markets shook off an early loss and ended mixed. Investors bid up shares in telecommunications companies and defense contractors. Travel-related stocks were down.

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Belgian jihadi ID'd as mastermind of Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) - Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels' most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d'Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium's most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria.

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More than 100 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) - A series of unprecedented attacks on popular night spots killed more than 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II, officials said. President Francois Hollande condemned it as a terrorist attack and pledged that France would stand firm against its foes.

November 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police stop Google self-driving car for going too slowly

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - A car built by Google that drives itself around city streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly.

November 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FanDuel: Operations will continue amid talks with NY lawman

NEW YORK (AP) - Company officials at daily fantasy sports website FanDuel have vowed to keep their New York operations running after the state's top lawman told them to stop.

November 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man arrested for kidnapping UGA student on camp

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man accused of kidnapping a University of Georgia student has been arrested.

November 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery to honor veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama urged the public Wednesday to keep veterans in their thoughts long after the annual holiday honoring them.

November 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


This Christmas, city won't stand for 'Charlie Brown' tree

READING, Pa. (AP) - A year after its scraggly "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree caused an uproar, a Pennsylvania city is putting up a more traditional tannenbaum this holiday season.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A late gain leaves stocks mostly higher after a 4-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market turned mostly higher in late trading, leaving indexes with modest gains after a sluggish day.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early intelligence suggests bomb brought down Russian airliner

WASHINGTON (AP) - US official: Early intelligence suggests bomb brought down the Russian airliner.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 stabbed, attacker killed at central California university

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A male student stabbed and injured five people as classes got underway at a rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta to host college football championship in 2017

Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions that were vying for the event.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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