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Police shooting in downtown Atlanta leaves 1 man dead

ATLANTA (AP) - Police officers ducked behind cars as gunshots whizzed through a busy part of downtown Atlanta, where authorities say the gunbattle killed a South ...

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in US

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Canadian college student has pleaded guilty to smuggling or attempting to smuggle thousands of turtles from southeastern Michigan, more than ...

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals ...

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Officials expect record-breaking travel at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are projecting a record-breaking day in traveling at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin

BALTIMORE (AP) - In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic ...

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ex-Subway spokesman pleads guilty to child porn, sex crimes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography and sex crime charges, telling the judge he understood that he would ...

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Suspected Paris mastermind, cousin died in raid

PARIS (AP) - The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police ...

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Paris attacks mastermind not arrested in raid

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 ...

November 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Death row inmate not allowed beer for last meal

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A death row inmate's last meal request for a six pack of beer has been denied.

November 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive

NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has HIV.

November 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a protest that stretched into early Tuesday marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, although there was no repeat of the violence that scarred weekend demonstrations.

August 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injured

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County's police chief said Monday.

August 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Most Americans support removal of Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds meets with the approval of 57 percent of Americans, but 34 percent believe it was the wrong move, a new survey revealed.

August 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Extradition sought for American lion killer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares rebound

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, as Chinese shares rebounded and traders wait to hear from the Federal Reserve.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Boy Scouts to allow gay adult leaders

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US indexes open higher on earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher in early trading Tuesday following five straight losses. The market was helped by positive results out of UPS, Ford and other big companies and some stabilization in foreign markets, particularly China.

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.

July 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Charleston shooting defendant to provide handwriting samples

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church was ordered to provide handwriting samples to investigators, and prosecutors hope to match it with notes and other writings that point to motive.

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Last words from slain Marine to girlfriend: 'ACTIVE SHOOTER'

They were four people charged with the safety of others, gunned down in a place where the nation's defense is the paramount mission for those who pass through its doors. They are being deemed heroes by some, and the cruel irony of protectors becoming targets was not lost, with President Barack Obama calling it "a heartbreaking circumstance" to lose four men who served "with great valor."

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

SEATTLE (AP) - Passengers saw flames shoot from an airliner's engine and the Delta flight with more than 260 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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