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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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Witherspoon: I lied about pregnancy during arrest

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May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kingston promises 'common sense' in Senate race

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's longest-serving Republican congressman says his campaign for the U.S. Senate will focus on "common sense" ideas and not "laugh lines for Jay Leno."

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks gain after unemployment claims fal

NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging news about the job market and higher profits from CBS, Facebook and other companies lifted stocks Thursday.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. tightens reins on distribution of pain drugs

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will no longer be a haven for pain clinics that authorities say are fronts for illegal distribution of prescription pain medication.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadheads oppose renaming Jerry Garcia venue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Deadheads are uniting in opposition to a proposal to rename a San Francisco venue named in honor of the Grateful Dead founder.

May 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia child care workers to face more checks

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law requiring childcare workers to undergo comprehensive, fingerprint-based background checks.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New law opens Ga. licenses to certain noncitizens

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two bills into law making it easier for certain noncitizens to get Georgia driver's licenses.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI: 3 removed backpack from Boston suspect's room

BOSTON (AP) - Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and accused Wednesday of removing a backpack containing fireworks emptied of gunpowder from Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the attack to try to keep him from getting into trouble.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed keeps stimulus, says taxes and cuts have hurt

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday stood by its aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment. And it sent its most explicit signal to date that tax increases and spending cuts that kicked in this year are slowing the economy.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Grocery store worker wins big on her lunch hour

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - A grocery store worker near Atlanta made more money on her lunch break than many people earn in a lifetime.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Carpet company planning 2 plants in Dalton area

DALTON, Ga. (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal says a carpet manufacturing company will open two plants in northwest Georgia and create about 2,400 jobs.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower on manufacturing, jobs slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) - Worries about a slowing economy tugged the stock market lower Wednesday.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston police: 3 more suspects in custody bombings

BOSTON (AP) - Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia family finds burning cross in front yard

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating after a metro Atlanta family found a large cross, which had been set on fire in their front yard.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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