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FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

ROME (AP) - Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Documents detail another delayed GM recall

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

PARIS (AP) - Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A year after background check defeat, modest goals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tributes will mark Boston bombing

BOSTON (AP) - The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

April 15, 2014 | DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late night host.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Tropical Storm Andrea bearing down on Fla. coast

MIAMI (AP) - Heavy rain was pouring across much of Florida early Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state's western coast and a new tropical storm warning was issued for a swath of the U.S. East Coast.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge backs dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials to discuss Charlotte-Atlanta rail line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Transportation officials are set to hold the latest of three public hearings on proposed passenger rail service between Charlotte and Atlanta.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia bans license plates with guns, sex, hate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has unveiled new rules banning references to guns, drugs and alcohol on personalized license plates.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Churches split on Scouts' welcoming of gay youth

In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Allegations of sex, drugs roil Baltimore jail

BALTIMORE (AP) - Inmates often complain of idleness, but Tavon White apparently had no trouble keeping busy behind bars.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pa. building collapses, people believed trapped

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A four-story building being demolished collapsed Wednesday on the edge of downtown, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner said.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall after weak economic reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading Wednesday after economic reports suggested that the economy is growing at a sluggish pace.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jon Stewart to take 'Daily Show' break for a film

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart is starting a summer-long break from anchoring "The Daily Show," but it will be no holiday. He'll be in the Middle East making his first movie.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. earns federal funds for workforce development

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is set to receive $717,000 in federal grants for workforce and training programs after the state exceeded its goals for helping unemployed residents find jobs.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Donilon to resign as security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

NEW YORK (AP) - A group of around 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were ejected from an AirTran flight after the pilot and crew lost patience with kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their phones.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gas line explosions prompt evacuations in Ga. town

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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