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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


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


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Obama will focus on criminal justice reforms in coming weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'll travel the country in the coming weeks to encourage changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would reduce incarceration rates.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

BETHELEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hastert attorney says former speaker intends to plead guilty

CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for Dennis Hastert told a federal judge Thursday that the former House speaker intends to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drop; Wal-Mart slumps on weak guidance

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors assessed the latest earnings reports. Wal-Mart fell sharply after the company said that sales would be "relatively flat" this year because of currency fluctuations. JPMorgan Chase led financial stocks lower as its earnings fell short of analysts' expectations.

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks climb in early trading, led by energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks continued to rally on Wednesday, helped by rising oil prices and energy stocks. Yum Brands plunged after cutting its profit forecast for the year, citing weakness in China.

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed.

October 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open higher; Twitter, GE among early gainers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, led by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil turns higher.

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers cut back sharply on hiring in September and added fewer jobs in July and August than previously thought - a sour note for a labor market that had been steadily improving.

October 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college, killing 13

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, authorities said.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Multiple casualties reported in Oregon shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Multiple casualties occurred Thursday in a shooting at a community college in southwestern Oregon, authorities said.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia launches airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. defense official tells The Associated Press that Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria.

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House, Senate to send Obama temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A temporary funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline should make its way to President Barack Obama on Wednesday with time to spare.

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Aquarium loses legal battle over beluga whales

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge in Atlanta has upheld a government agency's denial of a permit that would have allowed the Georgia Aquarium to import 18 beluga whales from Russia.

September 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich.

September 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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