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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since March 2008.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clarkesville mayor dies after being shot at his home

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say Clarkesville's mayor, Dr. Terry Greene, has died after a shooting at his home.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ole Miss DT Nkemdiche charged with possession of marijuana

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

CINCINNATI (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baltimore braces as first trial in Freddie Gray death closes

BALTIMORE (AP) - The city of Baltimore braced for a verdict Monday in the first of six trials of police officers charged in the death of ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Analysis: Bush comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) â€" Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush's plan backfired badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate.

October 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Questions remain after deputy fired over tossing teen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor. In the wake of the firing, though, questions remain about whether the officer should have been in the classroom in the first place, and where the former deputy goes from here.

October 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks mostly lower in midday trade; LendingTree rockets

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower Monday afternoon as investors began another big week of company earnings and looked ahead to a policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. The Standard & Poor's 500 index remained positive for the year. The index moved into the black for the first time in two months on Friday, propelled by strong earnings from several big tech companies and the prospect of renewed support for the global economy.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Maureen O'Hara, spirited movie star, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maureen O'Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim "How Green Was My Valley" to the uplifting "Miracle on 34th Street" and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films, has died. She was 95.

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton meets face-to-face with Benghazi committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came face-to-face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Libya, hoping to put to rest the worst episode of her tenure as secretary of state and clear an obstacle to her presidential campaign.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


An early gain for stocks, driven by strong company earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are moving higher in early trading after some encouraging results from McDonald's, eBay and other companies.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


It's time for 'Back to the Future' Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The future is today - if "Back to the Future" is to be believed.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrats bring gun debate back to presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - After 15 years of a virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics, Democrats are talking again.

October 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Government to require registration of most drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will require the registration of most drone aircraft to help track operators who flout safety rules and to encourage greater accountability, according to a drone industry official.

October 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama will focus on criminal justice reforms in coming weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'll travel the country in the coming weeks to encourage changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would reduce incarceration rates.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

BETHELEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hastert attorney says former speaker intends to plead guilty

CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for Dennis Hastert told a federal judge Thursday that the former House speaker intends to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drop; Wal-Mart slumps on weak guidance

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors assessed the latest earnings reports. Wal-Mart fell sharply after the company said that sales would be "relatively flat" this year because of currency fluctuations. JPMorgan Chase led financial stocks lower as its earnings fell short of analysts' expectations.

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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