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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


Nearly 200 nations pledge to slow global warming

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut ...

December 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to sign education law rewrite; power shift to states

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his signature Thursday, President Barack Obama is setting the nation's public schools on a sweeping new course of accountability that will ...

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher in early trade; energy sector recovers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading following a three-day losing streak.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Last words from slain Marine to girlfriend: 'ACTIVE SHOOTER'

They were four people charged with the safety of others, gunned down in a place where the nation's defense is the paramount mission for those who pass through its doors. They are being deemed heroes by some, and the cruel irony of protectors becoming targets was not lost, with President Barack Obama calling it "a heartbreaking circumstance" to lose four men who served "with great valor."

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

SEATTLE (AP) - Passengers saw flames shoot from an airliner's engine and the Delta flight with more than 260 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


4 Marines killed in attacks in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials said. The suspect also was killed.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New species of feather-winged dinosaur unearthed in China

LONDON (AP) - A nearly complete, new dinosaur fossil has been unearthed in China, the first in its family to have unusually short feathered wings.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


In Iran deal, Obama sees validation for diplomatic gamble

WASHINGTON (AP) - To President Barack Obama, the historic nuclear accord with Iran is a validation of an arduous, politically fraught diplomatic gamble, one he foreshadowed before winning the White House and one that will shape his legacy long after he leaves.

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harper Lee's town joyful, anxious over 'Mockingbird' sequel

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Author Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville buzzed with excitement over the Tuesday release of her novel "Go Set a Watchman," the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird." The town is the model for Maycomb, the setting of both books. A full day of celebrations is planned, including readings, tours and a mint julep cocktail hour outside the old courthouse.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sculptor Andy Davis has died after Georgia crash

ATLANTA (AP) - The artist selected to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds died Sunday after a weekend crash involving a suspected drunken driver, a coroner said. Andy Davis was 53.

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama commutes sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, including 14 who were sentenced to life in prison, saying "their punishments didn't fit the crime."

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies

CAIRO (AP) - Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died Friday. He was 83.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S.C.'governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on Confederate flag ban on federal cemeteries

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can briefly decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.

July 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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