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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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Little birds are big business for Georgia firm

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Georgia may be the poultry capital of the U.S., producing billions of broiler chickens a year. But a company in Greensboro has found success raising and selling another meat bird one-tenth the size of the typical commodity chicken.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$500,000 camera stolen from moviemakers at IHOP

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) - Police are searching for suspects after a $500,000 movie camera was stolen from a crew filming "Dumb and Dumber To" in metro Atlanta.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New program uses veterans to fight child predators

TLANTA (AP) - Federal investigators are training veterans to help fight child pornography and online sexual exploitation.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No. 15 Georgia tries to rebound on road at Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Georgia has kept Bulldogs' fans on the edge of their seats in this season of high hopes, tight finishes and an injury list that seems to grow longer with each passing week.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Firearms deer season to open across Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia deer hunters can begin taking to the woods this weekend.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgians frustrated by food stamp phone system

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia residents who receive food stamps have been frustrated by problems in a statewide phone call-in system. They say it often blocks their attempts to apply for benefits or renew them.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Budget crisis exposes deepening rift in GOP

BOSTON (AP) - Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP's popularity plunging to record lows.

October 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


EEOC files discrimination suit against Ga. county

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against a north Georgia county, claiming older employees were targeted during layoffs.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


19 dogs, cat removed from north Ga. home

BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Cherokee County say a man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after 19 dogs and a cat were removed from his home.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fewer workers filing for unemployment in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state labor officials say the number of laid-off workers filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down by 3.4 percent in September.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State grants permits for Saturday 'Great Bull Run' in Conyers

ATLANTA (AP) - Just days before daredevil runners plan to dodge a stampede of bulls at a Georgia horse park, state agriculture officials approved last-minute permits paving the way for the event.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Donor egg pregnancies on the rise, US study finds

CHICAGO (AP) - New research shows U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta-based SunTrust to cut 800 positions

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees that it will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Changing demographics influencing taste buds

MIAMI (AP) - Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio woman charged in theft of $2.87 from fountain

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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