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Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up praising the sisters for their selfless work caring for the poor - a major shift in tone that reflected the social justice mindset of Pope Francis.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robin Williams tops 2014 most Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ruble slides to new low, Wall St. looking down

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Market participants were transfixed Tuesday by a stunning slide in the Russian ruble that presented President Vladimir Putin with one of the biggest challenges of his 15-year rule.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Impeded no more by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide, extending decline, as oil slumps

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower, extending losses from last week.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

SYDNEY (AP) - A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension

ATLANTA (AP) - Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow drops more than 300 as oil continues to plunge

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing more than 300 points lower, its worst loss in two months.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall as oil rout continues

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks dropped Friday as the rout in oil continued and a report indicated that growth in China, the world's second-largest economy, continues to slow.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Tax deadline not much of a deadline for most

WASHINGTON (AP) - Here's a little secret for all you procrastinators on Tax Day: The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but as long as you don't owe any additional taxes, there is no penalty for filing a few days late.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police chase shuts down westbound lanes of I-285

ATLANTA (AP) - A police chase briefly shut down the westbound lanes of a freeway that circles Atlanta during the tail end of Monday morning's rush hour.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia high in underwater mortgages

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is featured prominently in a survey of ZIP codes where mortgage holders owe more on their homes than the homes are now worth.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chavez's heir to take over divided Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin that highlights rising discontent over problems ranging from crime to power blackouts. His rival demanded a recount, portending more headaches for a country shaken by the death of its dominating leader.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA student stabbed, in intensive care

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police in Athens say a University of Georgia student is in intensive care after being stabbed during a dispute with another student.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Masters imposes stunning penalty on 14-year-old

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters took a stunning turn for its youngest player ever, and it may cost 14-year-old Guan Tianlang a chance to play on the weekend at Augusta National.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Upper income seniors' Medicare hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


PSY's new single steals attention away from NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean pop star PSY's first new single since his viral hit "Gangnam Style" is stealing attention from inter-Korean tensions.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks end a four-day advance as energy slides

NEW YORK (AP) - A drop in energy and mining companies Friday ended a four-day surge in the stock market.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A weak start on Wall Street; energy stocks slide

NEW YORK (AP) - Energy companies led the stock market lower Friday as the price of oil sank 2 percent. Major indexes were still on track to end the week with strong gains.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police search for clues in shooting of motorist

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say they're continuing to investigate why a motorist driving a luxury car was gunned down on an interstate outside Atlanta.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes possible in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of north Georgia including the metro Atlanta area.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Leishman grabs Masters lead, Woods starts strong

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Marc Leishman is the surprising early leader at the Masters.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. child care workers likely to face more checks

ATLANTA (AP) - A major change to rules governing child care centers across the state is likely to receive final approval soon as lawmakers, state officials and advocacy groups hail the move as an improvement to children's safety.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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