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Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

SYDNEY (AP) - A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension

ATLANTA (AP) - Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow drops more than 300 as oil continues to plunge

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing more than 300 points lower, its worst loss in two months.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall as oil rout continues

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks dropped Friday as the rout in oil continued and a report indicated that growth in China, the world's second-largest economy, continues to slow.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 officers shot near Atlanta; gunman sought

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two police officers were shot in a gun battle Friday morning near the eastern edge of Atlanta, and a suspected gunman was being sought, police said.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


An early stock market rally fizzles as oil sinks

NEW YORK (AP) - A rally on the stock market fizzled toward the end of trading as the price of oil sank.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CIA chief defends agency's Bush-era record

WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency Thursday from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspects with no security benefits to the U.S.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending and chart a new course for selected, highly shaky pension plans.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's another political victory for the popular potato.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records - 42.9 million people - have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks slump as oil price drop sinks energy sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing sharply slower as another plunge in the price of oil dragged down the energy sector.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harvard professor fights Chinese restaurant over $4

BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard Business School instructor is battling a Chinese restaurant for overcharging him $4 on a takeout order.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Stocks trade flat after mixed earnings results

NEW YORK (AP) - A mix of good and bad quarterly earnings news from big U.S. companies kept the stock market flipping between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Tuesday.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bar employee opening business finds dead body

ATLANTA (AP) - A bar employee in Atlanta made a grisly discovery when he arrived to open the business: A man's body just outside the entrance.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrat Michelle Nunn enters Ga.'s US Senate race

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia emerged as a battleground state Monday in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate as Democrat Michelle Nunn announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republican contenders and setting off what will likely be a fiercely contested and costly race.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. withdraws from standardized testing consortium

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has withdrawn from a consortium tasked with creating standardized tests aligned with Common Core curriculum, state officials announced Monday.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Food stamp rolls swell in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The number of people relying on food stamps in Georgia is rising.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio woman's sentence includes Christmases in jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio judge has ordered a woman to spend the next five Christmases in jail as part of her sentence for issuing state ID cards and driver's licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) - Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Palace: Kate gives birth to a baby boy

LONDON (AP) - Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rescuers find missing jet skier on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy who disappeared while on a jet ski in Lake Hartwell has been found safe.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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