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ACT to expand computer-based testing

WASHINGTON (AP) - ACT test takers take note: the No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of test takers of the college entrance exam will be able to take the test on a computer next year.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arkansas veterinarian operates on dog that ate 23 bullets

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cameron's Conservatives win big in surprise UK election

LONDON (AP) - The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected majority that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Man's Instagram posts of bank robbery led to arrest

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A man accused of robbing a Virginia Beach bank posted two videos and a photo of the incident to his Instagram account.

May 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes are little changed a day after a drop

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading Thursday as investors remain cautious following the comments yesterday from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be overvalued.

May 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McDonald's embracing new ingredient: Kale

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's may be developing a taste for a new ingredient as it fights to reinvent itself: Kale.

May 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery

NEW YORK (AP) - On the same day McDonald's said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour to arrive at The Associated Press headquarters.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks falling after weak jobs data; oil prices rise

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell broadly in noon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports. Yields on U.S government bond yields rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. Seven of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US indexes drift lower, ending a two-day advance; oil jumps

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing lower following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A convicted killer escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog says the IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Huckabee, the other man from Hope, opens 2016 bid

HOPE, Ark. (AP) - The other man from Hope is running for president again.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift lower in midday trading; oil price jumps

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are moving lower in midday trading following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The sound system next door is making it hard for Olga Lopatina to love thy neighbor: Christ the King church.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Malaysia PM: plane plunged into Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

NEW YORK (AP) - The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nothing spotted in search for jet, Australia says

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart takes aim at $2B used video game market

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin signs treaty to add Crimea to map of Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States looking at $0 community college tuition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign, independent'

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a "sovereign and independent country" Monday, just hours after the strategic Black Sea peninsula declared it had broken away from Ukraine.

March 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI balks at pot background checks

SEATTLE (AP) - The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado - a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that's long been illegal under federal law.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Missing jet's pilots had firm community ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - One was passionate enough about flying to build his own flight simulator in his home. The other was a 27-year-old contemplating marriage after having just graduated to the cockpit of a Boeing 777.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College offers to pay students to take year off

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its popular Prime membership to $99 per year, an increase of $20.

March 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) - A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding - a dramatic decision that came just months after another minister was defrocked for the same reason.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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