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Stocks edge up at midday as investors wait for Apple results

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are barely higher at midday as investors look ahead to Apple's results later today and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

NEW YORK (AP) - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

April 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits

DALLAS (AP) - For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UF fraternity accused of insulting vets

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida is investigating allegations that members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity spat at a group of disabled military veterans last weekend at a resort in Panama City Beach.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nasdaq moves into record territory as stocks gain

NEW YORK (AP) - The Nasdaq composite crossed into record territory as U.S. stocks turned higher in afternoon trading Thursday, despite mixed earnings reports from General Motors, Procter & Gamble and others.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Alarm at G.H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says a security alarm at the Texas home of former President George H.W. Bush was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he takes "full responsibility" for a counterterrorism operation that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida.

April 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has unanimously passed legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

WASHINGTON (AP) - A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 4 decades as fugitive, ailing man turns himself in

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn't.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services.

April 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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GOP blocks Democrats' minimum wage try in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major feature of this fall's congressional elections.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military benefits survive defense cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army corporal would get a full housing allowance to rent an off-base apartment while a military family will see little change in their grocery costs at the commissary as an election-year Congress rebuffed Pentagon efforts to trim military benefits.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man dies of heart attack after botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials halted an inmate's execution after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney. He later died of a heart attack.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US home price gains slow for third straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home price gains cooled in February from the previous year for the third month in a row, as harsh winter weather and high buying costs have slowed sales.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks move lower as tech, banks drag down market

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks turned negative Monday afternoon, dragged down by falling technology and bank companies that snuffed out investors' excitement about a potential blockbuster pharmaceutical deal.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


4 in 5 U.S. high school students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

April 28, 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer | NATION/WORLD


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


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