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Senators reach deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior senators have reached agreement for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans' ability to get government-paid medical care outside Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APNewsBreak: VA health care nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


VA head resigns amid uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: Measles tally doubled in the past month

NEW YORK (AP) - Measles cases are accelerating, and in the last five months have caused more U.S. illnesses than in any entire year since 1996.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'The Weed Fairy' visits Seattle, gives out pot

SEATTLE (AP) - A woman who calls herself the "Weed Fairy" distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


41 charged in deer insurance scam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Forty-one people in Philadelphia are facing charges in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Google says workforce mostly white, male

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. About a third of the company's workforce is Asian.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Google says workforce mostly white, male

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. About a third of the company's workforce is Asian.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SF ISO ambitious charmer; SM seeks amusing looker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who said the dating game was logical?

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Abortion doctors restrictions take root in South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


First lady responds to school meal critics

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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US stocks mixed ahead of earnings season kickoff

U.S. stocks opened mostly lower Tuesday as traders awaited the start of U.S. corporate earnings season.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GBI looking into death of inmate at county jail

ONROE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at the Walton County Jail.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Falcons have history on their side against Seattle

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have more than home-field advantage to help their chances against Seattle in the playoffs.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court upholds murder conviction in Santa attack

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a murder conviction and life prison sentence for a man accused of fatally attacking a woman while he was dressed as Santa Claus.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hagel nomination unnerves some in Israel

ERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. secretary of defense is causing jitters in Israel, where some circles view the former Nebraska senator as unsympathetic or even hostile.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early results of teacher evaluations skewed

ATLANTA (AP) - A state report says ratings of about 5,800 Georgia teachers were skewed, with less than one percent of teachers classified as ineffective and one in five getting the top rating of exemplary.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NHL looking toward 48-game season

TORONTO (AP) - The NHL will most likely play a 48-game season after its new labor agreement is ratified.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama taps homeland security aide to head CIA

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

BEND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: judges can't OK wiretaps outside circuit

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court says superior court judges can't issue warrants for wiretaps outside of their judicial circuits.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Power seeks to shut down some units

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power executives say they will ask state regulators for approval to shut down some operations across the state, including some coal-fired generating units.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Di

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't overturn a Georgia law banning firearms in churches and other places of worship.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court rejects Medicare challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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