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Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Major survey finds record low confidence in government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dieting dachshund in Ohio goes from obese to svelte

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Once a wanton wiener dog, Dennis went on a diet and is now a happy shadow of his former self after losing more than 75 percent of his body weight.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


nspector finds State Department lax on preserving emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department's internal watchdog has found that many department employees are not preserving emails for the public record as required by the government.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks mostly flat in early trading, day after sell-off

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are little changed in mixed trading, a day after a sell-off prompted by worries about higher U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar. The euro fell to its lowest level in 12 years.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Official: 11 service members missing in crash

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a routine night training mission were presumed dead Wednesday, and crews found human remains despite heavy fog hampering search efforts, military officials said.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks sink as investors worry about higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes fell sharply as fears of over possible interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve roiled financial markets around the globe.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton concedes she should have used government email

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Breaking her silence, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded Tuesday that she should have used government email as secretary of state and acknowledged she had destroyed tens of thousands of emails in her private account that she described as personal in nature.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House declines to discuss Obama email account

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is declining to say whether President Barack Obama has a private email account like one used by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that has sparked a political furor.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Modernizing "Cinderella" with humanity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall sharply at open on worries over Fed rate hike

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell sharply as fears of over possible interest rates hikes by the Federal Reserve roiled financial markets around the globe. In Europe, renewed concerns over Greece also spooked investors. The euro sank to a 12-year low against the dollar.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington - usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone - are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fallout continues at Univ. of Oklahoma over racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school's president and the organization's banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday, but the aid has so far been limited to automatic rifles and ammunition.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Rioters looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted riot police who tried to block access to parts of a predominantly black suburb of St. Louis after a candlelight vigil to an unarmed man who was fatally shot by an officer turned ugly.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

JERUSALEM (AP) - Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

SAO PAULO (AP) - The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White students to no longer be majority at school

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

HONOLULU (AP) - Tourists in popular areas of Hawaii got back to their vacations after a tropical storm swept through without widespread disaster, but a large, rural swath of the Big Island has spent more than 24 hours without electricity and is struggling with downed trees blocking roads.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn't bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

BOSTON (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US officials: New round of airstrikes near Irbil

NEW DELHI (AP) - American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Irbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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