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Police shooting in downtown Atlanta leaves 1 man dead

ATLANTA (AP) - Police officers ducked behind cars as gunshots whizzed through a busy part of downtown Atlanta, where authorities say the gunbattle killed a South ...

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in US

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Canadian college student has pleaded guilty to smuggling or attempting to smuggle thousands of turtles from southeastern Michigan, more than ...

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals ...

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Officials expect record-breaking travel at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are projecting a record-breaking day in traveling at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin

BALTIMORE (AP) - In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic ...

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ex-Subway spokesman pleads guilty to child porn, sex crimes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography and sex crime charges, telling the judge he understood that he would ...

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Suspected Paris mastermind, cousin died in raid

PARIS (AP) - The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police ...

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Paris attacks mastermind not arrested in raid

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 ...

November 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Death row inmate not allowed beer for last meal

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A death row inmate's last meal request for a six pack of beer has been denied.

November 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive

NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has HIV.

November 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

House speaker calls for 'pause' in Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday for a "pause" in Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. in the wake of the Paris ...

November 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks move higher in afternoon trading

U.S. stocks bounced higher in afternoon trading Monday, moving past any concerns that the terrorist attacks in Paris could spell trouble for the global ...

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Belgian jihadi ID'd as mastermind of Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) - Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels' most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d'Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium's most notorious ...

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

NEW YORK (AP) - As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new

NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

EW YORK (AP) - Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ship hunts for more 'pings' in Malaysia jet search

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner's black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks extended their slump Monday afternoon, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for its first three-day losing streak since January. Declines were led by companies that sell goods and services that are not essential for shoppers.

April 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

April 07, 2014 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer | NATION/WORLD

Obit-Mickey Rooney-

Mickey Rooney, Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s, died Sunday at his North Hollywood home at age 93. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars for film achievements, received an Emmy and a Tony nomination.

April 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

April 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hasbro picks 5 'house rules' for new Monopoly set

NEW YORK (AP) - No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game.

April 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood never saw combat during a deployment to Iraq and had shown no apparent risk of violence before gunning down fellow service members on the same military base that was the scene of an infamous 2009 mass shooting, authorities said Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.

April 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

High court loosens reins on big campaign donors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.

April 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Gunman kills 3 at Ford Hood

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

April 02, 2014 | Will Weissert, Associated Press Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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