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Shooting by 9 year old stirs gun debate

PHOENIX (AP) - "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

August 27, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC: Workers' comp OK for kickball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.

August 27, 2014 | MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil. U.S. officials said the United States had no prior notification of the attacks.

August 26, 2014 | BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama vows justice in murder of American

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

August 26, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burger King buying Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Breaking Bad,' Modern Family win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wis., Ind. to defend gay marriage bans

CHICAGO (AP) - The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

August 26, 2014 | MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

August 26, 2014 | ELLEN KICKMEYER, Associated Press SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soldier dies after shooting in Virginia

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American held in Syria freed after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Invasive insect threatens Fla. citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

August 25, 2014 | TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon cites Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

August 22, 2014 | ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | NATION/WORLD


Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair - making her fight for survival seem a bit easier.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. agency offers registered boaters free fishing

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources is offering birthday gifts to Georgia anglers.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Scientists are predicting a large mosquito population in Georgia during the next few weeks.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prince William's wife, Kate, in labor

LONDON (AP) - Prince William's wife, Kate, is in labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 elderly sisters, sister-in-law reunited

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Three elderly sisters and their sister-in-law are sharing their common life experiences once again after being reunited at a Duluth care center.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama asks 'soul searching' after Martin shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Grappling with the Trayvon Martin case in the most personal of terms, President Barack Obama said Friday it's time for Americans to search their souls on race and look for ways to move forward after the shooting and trial in Florida.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tech slump leads US stocks back from records

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a bad day for technology stocks Friday.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Youth campers recover after 17 hurt in bus crash

HATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) - Young people involved in a youth ministry program in the north Georgia mountains are recovering at their camp after a bus crashed on Fort Mountain, sending 17 people to hospitals with mostly minor injuries.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. police use federal grant for car tag scanners

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in two Cobb County jurisdictions say they've used federal grant money to install automatic license plate readers they use to scan and store hundreds of car tags in a database.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. outlet mall opens, creates traffic gridlock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A new outlet mall northwest of Atlanta is creating traffic gridlock on a nearby interstate.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Newborn giant panda cubs thriving on mother's milk

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta officials say a pair of twin newborn Giant Panda cubs are gaining weight because they are nursing well with their mother.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Would-be mermaid banned from Fla. pool

LITHIA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman has been banned from swimming in her community's pool because she wants to wear a mermaid tail.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GA judge grants inmate temporary stay of execution

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has granted death row inmate Warren Lee Hill a temporary stay of execution, and attorneys for the state say they plan to appeal the injunction in the state Supreme Court.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Internet shows its muscle by making Emmy history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmy Awards are television's biggest celebration of itself, but this year's ceremony will face an intruder: "House of Cards," the first online series to nab a top nomination with its best drama series bid Thursday.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Perry signs sweeping Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state's clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for the Republican-backed measure after weeks of sometimes raucous protests at the state Capitol.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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