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Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices - for the oil industry and for the economy.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama and the Midterms: What's at stake?

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Catholic bishops showed unprecedented openness Monday to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays had gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there were "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former 'SNL' cast member Jan Hooks dies at age 57

NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks has died.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global stocks sink after Wall Street plunge

BANGKOK (AP) - Global stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day of the year and worries grew that a decline in German growth could push Europe toward another recession.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Modiano wins Nobel for works about Nazi occupation

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear and resonant" prose.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US wholesale stockpiles climbed to .7%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, led by big increases in computers, lumber and furniture. But wholesale sales fell by the most since January.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks solidly higher after Fed minutes release

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market moved sharply higher Wednesday as investors reacted to the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which showed that the Fed is reluctant to raise interest rates any time soon.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1st U.S. Ebola patient has died

DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US agents to observe travelers for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection, officials said Wednesday. They did not provide immediate details or say what specific measures would be taken.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY court to hear arguments that chimps have rights

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York appeals court is hearing a novel legal effort to have chimpanzees declared "persons" rather than "things" so the animals can be freed from what critics say are inhumane conditions.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global economic growth worries send stocks lower

TOKYO (AP) - Global stocks dipped Wednesday as pessimism about global growth spread following a decline on Wall Street overnight and a strengthening yen, which dampened prospects for export-oriented Japan.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Obama's budget to spare Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget next week will steer clear of major cuts to Medicaid, including tens of billions in reductions to the health care plan for the poor that the administration had proposed only last year.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman jailed in fatal fire granted bond

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A woman charged with murder and child cruelty after three of her four children died in house fire has been granted $75,000 bond.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Laws, rumors have ammo hard to stock

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wall street stocks edge higher; Best Buy soars

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged higher on Wall Street as investors took advantage of a slump Wednesday to get back into the market.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jimmy Fallon to take over Leno's spot

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's recent personnel transition in morning television was a disaster. Executives hope their luck is better late at night, and they have a year to try and make it a smooth handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Young women live with men first, marry

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly half of young women say the first time they lived with a guy, they weren't married.

April 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. soldier charged with killing wife

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia soldier accused of plotting attacks as the leader of an anti-government militia group has been charged by the Army with the killing of his pregnant wife in 2011.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in light of automatic spending cuts that have led to furloughs for thousands of federal workers.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Leno to leave NBC's 'Tonight Show' next spring

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC on Wednesday announced its long-rumored switch in late night, replacing incumbent Jay Leno at "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall after weak reports on hiring, services

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday after weak reports on hiring and growth at service companies dampened the outlook for the U.S. economy.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oldest American is 113-year-old Detroit-area woman

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - The oldest woman in the U.S. is pushing off questions about her longevity to a higher power.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former Atlanta schools superintendent posts bond

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall was released from jail after posting bond.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tybee to hold first gay and lesbian festival

YBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island is set to hold its first gay and lesbian festival next month.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lake Lanier reaches full winter pool

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Lake Lanier, a main drinking water source and recreation area for metro Atlantans, has reached its winter full pool level.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Immigration bill envisions new farm worker program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sweeping immigration legislation taking shape in the Senate will aim to overhaul the nation's agriculture worker program to create a steady supply of labor for farmers and growers, who rely more than any other industry on workers who have come to the country illegally.

April 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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