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Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A plan to make the Bible the official state book in Tennessee derailed Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate sent the measure back to a committee, effectively killing it this year.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks struggle higher in afternoon; Netflix, Etsy soar

NEW YORK (AP) - Major stock indexes flipped from losses to gains Thursday afternoon following a rebound in crude oil prices. Major markets in Europe finished with losses amid renewed concerns that Greece could default on its debts.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress passes bill to repeal estate tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would repeal the federal tax on estates.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge lower in early trading; Netflix soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower as more companies report earnings.

April 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

Rising corporate profits and a jump in oil prices helped push the stock market to a modest gain on Wednesday. Delta and Intel led the way up after turning in results that beat Wall Street's forecasts.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chimp Tushi turns drone-buster in Dutch Burgers' Zoo

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) - Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rising oil and energy stocks push market higher at midday

NEW YORK (AP) - Rising oil prices and stronger earnings from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher at midday.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-NFL player Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

April 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks close mostly higher as company earnings roll in

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing mostly higher, led by gains in energy companies as the price of oil recovers.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man kills armadillo, but ricochet gunshot hits mother-in-law

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Your brain's aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks waver in noon trading after mixed earnings reports

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were moving between small gains and losses in noon trading Tuesday as investors reacted to mixed corporate earnings. JPMorgan Chase rose after reporting first-quarter results that beat expectations. Six of the 10 industry sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell, led by technology companies. Bond prices rose.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

he stock market closed slightly lower in light Monday trading as investors looked ahead to a busy week for company earnings. JPMorgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, and Wells Fargo are among the big names turning in quarterly results Tuesday as earnings season gets underway.

April 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Obama, Cameron pledge to help seek justice for Paris attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Proposal would restore wins for Penn State, Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's football team would get back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno would be restored as the winningest coach in major college football history under a proposed agreement announced Friday.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers wasted no time in pushing through their first priority of the 2015 legislative session, but the measure had nothing to do with the state's growing deficit and giant K-12 education shortfall.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke University has canceled its plan to use the tower of its chapel for a weekly, amplified call to prayer for Muslims.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end lower after bank earnings fall

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is ending lower following weaker earnings from banks.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Mexican government Thursday began issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Belgium police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium (AP) - Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects with links to Syria in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major and imminent attack against police buildings, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Weak bank results weigh on stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Disappointing results from Bank of America, Citigroup and other companies nudged the stock market lower Thursday. Target rose after the retailer announced plans to close down its stores in Canada.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry says he's going to France to give 'a big hug to Paris'

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks that have left the city on edge.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Covington filmed 'Selma' up for Oscar

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

A dismal report on retail spending in the U.S. and signs of slowing global growth drove the stock market lower for a fourth day in a row. Investors fled to the perceived safety of government bonds, sending yields plunging.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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