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NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks open slightly higher after two days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market shakes off two days of losses.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

NEW YORK (AP) - A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes open on a soft note, continuing declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening April on a weak note, continuing their downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes extend slide in early trading

U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Wednesday, extending losses from the day before. A report indicating that U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring last month weighed on the market. Oil prices rose.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about GM's revamped Chevy Malibu

NEW YORK (AP) - General Motors tries again to gain traction in the popular midsize car segment with the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at the New York International Auto Show. Based on looks the car should be up to the task, but there are a lot of buyers out there consistently loyal to midsize heavyweights Toyota Camry and Honda Accord no matter what the competition shows off.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move lower a day after big jum

Major U.S. stock indexes veered lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, on course for their first decline in two days. Traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.

March 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cruz kicks off presidential campaign

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Lest there be any doubts that Sen. Ted Cruz will be aggressively courting cultural conservatives, look at where the Republican chose to begin his 2016 presidential campaign Monday: the flagship campus of the nation's largest Christian university.

March 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI awaits autopsy in hanging of black man in Mississippi

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff said Friday that a black man found hanging from a tree did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died.

March 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stranger lures pregnant woman, cuts out her baby

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman advertising baby clothes on Craigslist lured a pregnant stranger to her Colorado home and then stabbed her in the belly and took out her unborn child, police say.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock market sinks as price of crude oil resumes a slide

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market drifted lower in Thursday trading, giving up some of its gains from the day before. Another plunge in oil prices yanked Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies down.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


PSU president: Frat posting of nude pictures sad, offensive

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The president of Penn State University says a fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women is both sad and "very offensive."

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed drops 'patient' in describing timing for first rate hike

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it's edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows in light of a strengthening job market. The Fed no longer says it will be "patient" in starting to raise its benchmark rate.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trump launching presidential exploratory committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower ahead of Federal Reserve statement

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened lower Wednesday ahead of the conclusion of a key Federal Reserve meeting. Investors are waiting to see whether policymakers signal that they are considering raising interest rates for the first time in almost a decade later this year. Oil continued to slide, weighing on energy stocks.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

March 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed rate hike expectations shake up stocks, bonds and dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that's shaking up financial markets.

March 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Landmarks go green for St. Patrick's Day around the world

DUBLIN (AP) - Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for St. Patrick's Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and scores of other cities Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks break a 3-week slump and end higher; oil price sinks

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing higher after three straight weeks of losses.

March 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flawed Social Security data say 6.5M in US reach age 112

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

March 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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