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American held in Syria freed after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Invasive insect threatens Fla. citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

August 25, 2014 | TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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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


Bank of America in $10B-plus mortgage settlement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America says it will spend more than $10 billion to settle mortgage claims resulting from the housing meltdown.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court upholds convictions in Heidt slayings

TLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of an Effingham County man convicted of killing his father and brother after the suspect had an affair with his brother's wife.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McChrystal regrets magazine flap was career-killer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal says he was "completely surprised" by the uproar that followed publication of a Rolling Stone article featuring derogatory comments attributed to his staff about the Obama administration.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

ASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. lawmakers get $9k in football tickets

ATLANTA (AP) - Disclosure reports filed this week show state lawmakers have taken advantage of free football tickets over 30 times since August.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. woman hiding with children shoots intruder

OGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Loganville woman shot an intruder five times and the man was arrested after he tried fleeing the scene.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Business limits rifle sales, sheriff plans boycott

SUGAR HILL, Ga. (AP) - A north Georgia sheriff has planned a boycott in response to a business limiting the sale of semi-automatic rifles to the general public.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Electoral College count affirms Obama win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress made the obvious official on Friday. President Barack Obama has been re-elected.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2012 worst year for whooping cough

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US economy adds 155K jobs in Dec.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House OKs $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by the storm.

January 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sandy Hook students return to class

MONROE, Conn. (AP) - The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.

Classes resumed for the first time since last month's shooting in Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

January 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House re-elects Boehner speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.

The 113th Congress convened at 12 noon EST, the constitutionally mandated time, with pomp, pageantry and politics on both sides of the Capitol.

January 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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