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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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Braves OF Jason Heyward hit in jaw by pitch

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has been hit in the right jaw by a pitch and taken to a hospital for X-rays.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually over three years, how it revealed the error to the court and changed how it gathered Internet communications.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Ga. school suspect had nearly 500 rounds

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say the suspect in a Georgia school shooting had nearly 500 rounds of ammunition with him.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sheriff: Man with 3 knives apprehended near school

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies north of Atlanta say they apprehended a man they say was armed with three knives and a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun outside a school.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Women invited to Ga. hunting, outdoors workshop

MANSFIELD, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a program for women looking to learn more about hunting, fishing and boating.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunfire kills toddler on driveway of his home

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 3-year-old boy was shot to death on the driveway of his home in Lilburn, just outside Atlanta.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman in custody at Ga. school; reports of shots

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A suspect was in custody after gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, being escorted by teachers and police. No one was injured and all students and teachers were accounted for and safe, authorities said.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Official: Suspect in custody at Ga. school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. widow pleads for mercy at sentencing hearing

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleaded for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State seeks alumni of Governor's Honors Program

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are looking to identify more than 20,000 alumni of the Governor's Honors Program.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible Monday.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia jury finds Sneiderman guilty of 9 counts

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia jury found Andrea Sneiderman guilty of nine counts in her trial on charges including false statements and perjury Monday afternoon.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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