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Obama to veto Keystone XL oil pipeline bill on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said, putting a freeze on a top GOP priority - at least for now.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He's shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift in early trading ahead of Yellen remarks

U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses in early trading as investors continue to watch for news from Greece and the Federal Reserve.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McConnell: Strip immigration issue from Homeland budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Republican is moving to disentangle contested immigration measures from stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FIFA recommends November-December for World Cup in Qatar

Long seen as inevitable, a 2022 World Cup in November and December is now practically a done deal.

February 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6 million people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high

U.S. stocks drifted slightly lower in late-afternoon trading Monday, with oil drilling companies and homebuilders notching broad declines. Investors were looking ahead to the start of a two-day round of Congressional testimony by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How Obama action could affect retirement advice from brokers

WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts. The change would put brokers - who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments - under the stricter requirements for registered financial advisers.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge lower, pulling Dow back from a record high

U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week.

February 23, 2015 | Alec Smith | NATION/WORLD


Movie mumbles: The story behind the 'Interstellar' dialogue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "What did they say?"

February 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market opens with small declines

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is opening with small losses as financial and industrial companies fall the most.

February 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

WASHINGTON (AP) - An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don't forget your vegetables.

February 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock market opens lower as oil price sags near $50

NEW YORK (AP) - Oil and gas companies are pulling the U.S. stock market lower in early trading as crude oil sinks to around $50 a barrel.

February 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FDA issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice - a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

February 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gaines 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French terror suspects in phone contact, want 'martyr' death

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) - French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes jump for a second day, erasing 2015 losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to the year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline. The top House Democrat predicted her party would uphold both of Obama's vetoes.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs - 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pelosi says Dems can sustain Obama vetoes

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have enough votes to sustain all three of the early vetoes President Barack Obama has threatened against priority bills in the new Republican-controlled Congress, party leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday as divided government headed for the first political showdown of a new year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off bridge in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The father of a 5-year-old girl pulled his daughter from the back seat of his car and then threw her off the approach to the Sunshine Skyway bridge into the bay about 60 feet below, police said Thursday.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French hunt for 2 in attack on paper; Paris mourns victims

PARIS (AP) - With tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to reduce FHA mortgage premium rate to spur buying

WASHINGTON (AP) - First-time homebuyers whose home loans are guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration would benefit from an Obama administration move to lower mortgage insurance premiums.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks rise, breaking a string of losses, as oil steadies

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is closing higher, ending a five-day losing streak, as investors cheered a slight upturn in the price of oil and hoped for more stimulus for Europe's struggling economy.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tobacco companies on Wednesday accused a federal judge of forcing them to inaccurately describe themselves as unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the public.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP tries to regroup after divisive speaker vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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