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Expedia buying rival Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama war power plan in search of its first supporter

WASHINGTON (AP) - One day after President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he's still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have selected Philadelphia as the site of the party's 2016 national convention, choosing a patriotic backdrop for the nomination of its next presidential candidate.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s during a five-decade career in journalism, has died in a car crash. He was 73.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

NEW YORK (AP) - The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks closed effectively flat in quiet trading Wednesday as investors waited to see what the outcome would be of an emergency meeting between Greece and the rest of the eurozone to discuss the country's finances.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

CHICAGO (AP) - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IRS apologizes for seizing bank accounts of small businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State group, arguing the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked and urging lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat."

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Death of the bake sale: New rules mean healthier fundraisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints

MIAMI (AP) - Drivers at drunken-driving checkpoints don't have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their license and registration on the glass, along with a note saying they have no comment, won't permit a search and want a lawyer. At least, that's the view of a South Florida attorney.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain as investors assess corporate news

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as investors assessed the latest corporate news.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


In captivity, hostage said 'even in prison, one can be free'

The family of Kayla Jean Mueller said Tuesday it had received confirmation that she died while being held by Islamic State militants. The Mueller family released a letter it said she had written last year. Here is the text, as provided by the family, which also redacted some portions:

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White house asking authorization to fight IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday authorizing the Pentagon to fight Islamic State terrorists without an "enduring offensive combat" role, hoping to satisfy lawmakers with widely varying views on the need for U.S. ground operations.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Ex-educator found not guilty of school cheating

ATLANTA (AP) - A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State inadvertently shares Social Security numbers

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Social Security numbers and other information about thousands of Georgians have been inadvertently shared by a state agency.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man falls 4 stories from parking deck, survives

THENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old man who they say leaped from the top of the Classic Center parking deck in Athens and plunged four stories during a foot chase with police is expected to survive.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Children's use of e-cigarettes increasing

ATLANTA (AP) - Children - like adults - are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gamecocks' Spurrier doesn't feel old Georgia hate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he doesn't feel the same old hate from Georgia fans like he faced during his Florida days.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman pleads guilty in Social Security case

BERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to failing to report a woman's death and collecting about $141,000 in Social Security benefits over 26 years.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Atlanta school superintendent has breast cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - The lawyer for Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta school superintendent indicted in the school system's cheating scandal, says the educator has breast cancer.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. PSC may give $10K fine to anti-abortion group

ATLANTA (AP) - Two elected Georgia regulators have proposed giving a $10,000 fine from a telephone company to an anti-abortion charity that the officials have connections to.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mayor invites Illinois gay couples to wed in Minn.

CHICAGO (AP) - With all of Illinois' financial woes, residents have grown accustomed to politicians from other states trying to raid its companies, jobs and best workers.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


King's children in new court battle over legacy

ATLANTA (AP) - As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter were caught up in their latest fight over control of their father's legacy.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rifles would be placed in schools under plan

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in safes inside school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Johnson 'deeply skeptical' about strike on Syria

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson says he's "deeply skeptical" that using force against Syria is in the nation's interest.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14 people die in Ga. crashes during holiday period

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta boy, 1, dies after being shot with BB gun

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a 1-year-old child has died after being shot with a BB gun.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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