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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


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SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man breaks into Berlin restaurant, drinks Tabasco

BERLIN (AP) - A man is in hot water after allegedly stealing a bicycle, pitching it through a Berlin restaurant window, then entering and quaffing half a bottle of Tabasco sauce - telling authorities he was thirsty.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oreo cookies to get skinny, 'sophisticated' new look

NEW YORK (AP) - Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global markets fall sharply after Greek 'no' vote

LONDON (AP) - Stock markets and oil prices fell Monday after Greece's voters overwhelmingly rejected reform proposals from international creditors, a verdict that's reinforced fears the country may be heading out of the euro currency.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Unconfirmed report of shots at Navy Yard in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lockdown was underway Thursday morning across the Washington Navy Yard campus after reports of shots fired, but a senior law enforcement official said those reports had not been confirmed.

July 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September.

July 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fire at S.C. black church wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US, Cuba to open embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) â€" The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. The latest developments (all times local):

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.

June 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched a 2016 campaign for president.

June 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Puerto Rico governor says island can't pay its public debt

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The governor warned that Puerto Rico can't pay its $72 billion public debt on the eve of a private Monday meeting with legislators, delivering another jolt to the recession-gripped U.S. island as well as a world financial system already worrying over Greece's collapsing finances.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are falling in early trading in the U.S., but not as much as in Europe as Greece's debt woes deepen.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it's "highly likely" that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2nd inmate in prison break shot, captured

CONSTABLE, N.Y. (AP) - The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local):

June 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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