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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


4 Marines killed in attacks in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials said. The suspect also was killed.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New species of feather-winged dinosaur unearthed in China

LONDON (AP) - A nearly complete, new dinosaur fossil has been unearthed in China, the first in its family to have unusually short feathered wings.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


In Iran deal, Obama sees validation for diplomatic gamble

WASHINGTON (AP) - To President Barack Obama, the historic nuclear accord with Iran is a validation of an arduous, politically fraught diplomatic gamble, one he foreshadowed before winning the White House and one that will shape his legacy long after he leaves.

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harper Lee's town joyful, anxious over 'Mockingbird' sequel

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Author Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville buzzed with excitement over the Tuesday release of her novel "Go Set a Watchman," the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird." The town is the model for Maycomb, the setting of both books. A full day of celebrations is planned, including readings, tours and a mint julep cocktail hour outside the old courthouse.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sculptor Andy Davis has died after Georgia crash

ATLANTA (AP) - The artist selected to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds died Sunday after a weekend crash involving a suspected drunken driver, a coroner said. Andy Davis was 53.

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama commutes sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, including 14 who were sentenced to life in prison, saying "their punishments didn't fit the crime."

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?

October 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks power higher; GE, Morgan Stanley gain

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's wild swings returned Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average jumping more than 300 points by midday following strong corporate earnings reports from Morgan Stanley, General Electric and Textron. Homebuilder stocks rose following a report that U.S. home construction picked up last month, and energy stocks gained as the price of crude oil turned higher.

October 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama names Ron Klain Ebola czar

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis, the White House said Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials said a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease is on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and is being monitored for any signs of infection.

October 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After an early slide, US stocks end mostly higher

U.S. stocks are ending mostly higher after recovering from an early plunge.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift after an early slide

U.S. stocks drifted between small gains and losses in late afternoon trading Thursday, struggling to remain in positive territory after a steep slide early in the day.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs coming

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge says he will rule soon on pastor's removal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A judge said he will rule Thursday afternoon on whether to temporarily bar from the pulpit a pastor who confessed to having sex with church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chrysler recalling nearly 907,000 cars, SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US steps up response as Ebola worries grow

WASHINGTON (AP) - The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation's public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Confidence among US homebuilders slips in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. homebuilders' confidence fell in October after four months of gains which had pushed the indicator to the highest point in nine years.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q

NEW YORK (AP) - Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fear rises in stock market as Dow drops 400 points

Fear is spreading in the stock market.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

NEW YORK (AP) - Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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