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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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Jesse Jackson in Ga. to protest self-defense law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is coming to Georgia to protest the state's self-defense statute known as the stand-your-ground law.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA tries to boost black male enrollment

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia has launched a $10,000 program billed as a way to attract more black males to the student body.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Speed limit to be raised on Atlanta perimeter

ATLANTA (AP) - The speed limit on part of the freeway that circles Atlanta will be increased to 65 mph.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Alabama lawyer blasts Ga. county over water use

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's lawyer in the ongoing water battle involving three states says a county that includes many of Atlanta's suburbs is taking more water than it is allowed.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio man pops the question with pumpkins

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man got into the Halloween spirit by crafting a clever marriage proposal for his girlfriend.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prosecutor reviewing facts in Ga. gym mat death

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A federal prosecutor said Thursday that he is conducting a formal review of facts and evidence in the death of a teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his high school gym.

October 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court blocks ruling on NY police stop-frisk policy

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge's order requiring changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program and removed the judge from the case.

October 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sex offenders to face Halloween restrictions

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials with the state Board of Pardons and Paroles say sex offenders under state supervision will be subject to curfews for Halloween and, in some cases, required to report to a certain location during trick-or-treating hours.

October 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Party in style at the Fla.-Ga. game for $250

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Looking for a tailgate party for the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville? It could cost you $250.

October 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage.

October 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Jonas Brothers announce breakup

Nick, Joe and Kevin announced Tuesday they're ending their highly successful run. The news comes after the brothers abruptly canceled their tour over creative differences earlier this month.

October 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


JC Penny sales improving

NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged toward another record high close Monday as good news from J.C. Penney helped offset disappointing earnings reports from some U.S. companies.

October 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Many students left school after losing HOPE grants

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - More than 11,000 Georgians lost HOPE grants to attend state technical colleges when the state Legislature imposed tougher academic requirements in 2011, and more than half have not re-enrolled in school as of this fall, according to Technical College System of Georgia statistics.

October 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Garth Brooks plans live broadcast of one-man show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Garth Brooks is taking his intimate one-man Las Vegas show to live television.

October 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

October 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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