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Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans said they were determined to make President Barack Obama heed the Constitution as they began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting he has exceeded his executive powers.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ventura: Mixed emotions about defamation suit win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

NEW YORK (AP) - What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate confirms McDonald for VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Va. gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Take off your clothes to make it in TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hamas rockets end 12-hour truce

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Policy to spare youths from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Immediately embraced by Hispanics, the extraordinary step touched off an election-year confrontation with congressional Republicans.

June 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. reveals Secret Service accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government has revealed details of serious allegations against Secret Service agents and officers since 2004, including claims of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior. It wasn't immediately clear how many of the accusations were confirmed to be true.

June 15, 2012 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon to mark gay pride month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last summer, gays in the military dared not acknowledge their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.

June 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Verizon to ditch phone plans

NEW YORK - Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest cellphone company, is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes that allow consumers to share data usage among up to ten phones and other devices.

June 12, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Big US insurers to keep parts of health care law

Some of the nation's biggest health insurers will keep some popular parts of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul even if the law fails to survive Supreme Court scrutiny later this month.

June 12, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flexibility needed to snag best airfares

NEW YORK (AP) - To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice.

June 08, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes because of a swollen left front tendon.

June 08, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. smashes heat record for season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it spring's fever. Federal records show the U.S. just finished its hottest spring on record.

June 07, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Author Bradbury remembered

If there's one place where Ray Bradbury's legacy is tangibly omnipresent, it's the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

June 07, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


9 jurors picked for Sandusky case

Connections to Penn State weren't necessarily keeping prospective jurors from being chosen Tuesday to decide former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's fate on child sexual abuse charges.

June 06, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wis. signals opportunity for Romney

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall victory in Wisconsin sets the stage for what's now expected to be a hard-fought presidential battle for this Midwestern state.

June 06, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Solar-powered plane takes flight

MADRID (AP) - An experimental solar-powered plane has taken off from Madrid en route to Morocco in a bid to complete its first transcontinental flight.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reviewing Queen Elizabeth II's reign

LONDON (AP) - Her 60 year reign began amid gloomy post-World War II austerity, but Queen Elizabeth II has seen social and technological changes transform the world from her seat on Britain's throne. From a man setting foot on the Moon to the fall of Communism, the queen has witnessed dramatic world events, and withstood the challenges posed her sometimes troublesome family.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. YEAR OF TURMOIL IN WISCONSIN LEADS TO TODAY

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. eyes oil in resource-rich Arctic

TROMSO, Norway (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday ventured north of the Arctic Circle and urged international cooperation in a region that could become a new battleground for natural resources.

June 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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