WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline telephone records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as Congress considers whether to continue, end or overhaul the program before June 1, when the legal provisions authorizing it expire.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks jumped Friday, helped by a report that showed employers were still hiring workers at a steady pace. European markets also rose following the results of the election in the United Kingdom, where David Cameron's Conservative Party won an outright majority in Parliament.
With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a net loss of $1.5 billion during the first three months of this year, noting that while more people are using its shipping and package services, it's costly to do and revenues from other products have declined.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks jumped in early trading Friday, helped by a report that showed businesses were still hiring workers at a steady pace. Foreign markets were also getting a lift from the results of the election in the United Kingdom, where the David Cameron's Conservative Party won an outright majority in Parliament.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday.
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.
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.
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.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say boaters will face fines later this month if they fail to renew their boat decals on time.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say the speed limit on part of Interstate 285, the freeway that forms a perimeter around Atlanta, will be increased soon.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police near Atlanta are investigating an attack on a group of women as they protested on an interstate overpass and carried signs calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The roiling debate over the U.S. government shutdown is extending to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as fed-up Americans turn to social media to register their disgust with federal lawmakers for shutting down the government.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Labor officials say the government shutdown will have a limited impact on consumer services.
ATLANTA (AP) - Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state - blue for calm, red for angry. There are vacuum shoes that clean the floor while you walk and fitness bracelets, anklets and necklaces to track your calorie burning.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.
NEW YORK (AP) - The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday left many federal workers uncertain of their financial future, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors stayed calm on the first day of a partial government shutdown Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is suing the state of Georgia over its consumption of fresh water in a river system that serves three Southeastern states.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say it's the first time in 10 years that northeast Georgians have enjoyed an entire summer with a full Lake Lanier.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill.