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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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Woman pleads guilty in Social Security case

BERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to failing to report a woman's death and collecting about $141,000 in Social Security benefits over 26 years.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Atlanta school superintendent has breast cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - The lawyer for Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta school superintendent indicted in the school system's cheating scandal, says the educator has breast cancer.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. PSC may give $10K fine to anti-abortion group

ATLANTA (AP) - Two elected Georgia regulators have proposed giving a $10,000 fine from a telephone company to an anti-abortion charity that the officials have connections to.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mayor invites Illinois gay couples to wed in Minn.

CHICAGO (AP) - With all of Illinois' financial woes, residents have grown accustomed to politicians from other states trying to raid its companies, jobs and best workers.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


King's children in new court battle over legacy

ATLANTA (AP) - As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter were caught up in their latest fight over control of their father's legacy.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rifles would be placed in schools under plan

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in safes inside school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Johnson 'deeply skeptical' about strike on Syria

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson says he's "deeply skeptical" that using force against Syria is in the nation's interest.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14 people die in Ga. crashes during holiday period

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta boy, 1, dies after being shot with BB gun

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a 1-year-old child has died after being shot with a BB gun.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgians turn to Facebook to rescue kitten

DALTON, Ga. (AP) - When Rodney Belfry realized a kitten had fallen into a large storm drain outside the restaurant where he works, he knew something had to be done soon.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1 in 5 boys got HPV shot in first year recommended

ATLANTA (AP) - A new report offers a first look at how many boys are getting shots designed to protect girls from cervical cancer. Health officials say the number getting vaccinated so far is a good start.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds won't sue to stop marijuana use in 2 states

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government said Thursday that it won't sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


J&J tries new cap to curb fatal Tylenol overdoses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta fast food workers planning walk out

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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