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Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama's immigration policy and many Democrats are displeased because it weakens the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulation of risky financial instruments.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end mostly lower; European markets sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and China.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Policy snags hold up $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators inched closer to agreement on a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill on Tuesday, as House Republicans indicated they would advance several controversial policy provisions on a separate track.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A stain on Dianne Fienstein

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogations Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that the harsh questioning saved American lives.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama riffs on his presidency with Stephen Colbert

WASHINGTON (AP) - His daughters mock his big ears, he leaves his socks on the floor and sitting behind Stephen Colbert's desk, he said, gives him a greater sense of power.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Federal autopsy released in Ferguson shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown's family, documents show.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Honda adds 2.6M vehicles to air bag repair list

DETROIT (AP) - Honda plans to replace the replace driver's air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Male military sex assault victims slow to complain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn't know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

NEW YORK (AP) - The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama taps Carter to lead DOD

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department Friday, heralding his new nominee as one the nation's "foremost national security leaders."

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dawn of Orion: NASA launches new era

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith of 3,604 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Document: House arrest recommended in bribery case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are recommending house arrest for a Georgia woman charged with bribing a Mississippi school superintendent in a district that spent $1.4 million to use her reading program for children, according to court records.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. agency dismissed report that girl was abused

ATLANTA (AP) - Before her burned, emaciated body was found in a trash bin, Georgia's child protection agency dismissed a report that the child had been beaten with a belt without sending caseworkers to interview her, examine her injuries or question her parents.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tipsy turkeys: NH birds fed beer for flavor, size

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) - When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.

November 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Savannah Music Festival announces 2014 concerts

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Folk trio The Avett Brothers, country star Vince Gill and bluesman Robert Cray are among the headliners scheduled to perform next spring as the Savannah Music Festival celebrates its 25th year.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.

November 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. approves $45M investment in water projects

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal's administration won approval Wednesday to invest $45 million in water projects, including three reservoirs it contends could send more water downstream to Alabama and Florida, states that say metro Atlanta uses too much.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. Department of Labor hosts veterans' job fair

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is planning to host a career fair to connect veterans with employers.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Macy's breaks with tradition with artificial tree

ATLANTA (AP) - Macy's is opting to use an artificial Christmas tree for Lenox Square Mall store in Atlanta.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Test takers rush to complete GED

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam before a new version rolls out in January and their previous scores are wiped out. About 1 million people could be affected.

November 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bear sighting prompts school lockdowns in north GA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County school officials say a bear sighting has prompted lockdowns at three schools in northwest Georgia.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Injured Indiana hunter chooses to end life support

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tim Bowers loved the outdoors. Hunting gave him the quiet time during which he could reflect on a busy life that included a new wife, a successful business and a baby on the way.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court dubious in poisoning case that cites treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - A love triangle that ended with a woman poisoning her pregnant rival spawned a debate over chemical weapons, international relations, federalism and chocolate at the Supreme Court Tuesday, with justices left trying to make sense of how a jealous wife ended up being prosecuted for violating an international chemical weapons treaty.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US home prices rise at slower pace in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawsuit targets Georgia's 'stand your ground' law

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta asks a judge to declare Georgia's "stand your ground" law unconstitutional.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emory student reports rape at fraternity house

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are investigating after an Emory University student told police she was raped at a campus fraternity house by two fellow students.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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