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Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slump as another dip in oil drags down the market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

DENVER (AP) - Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed stays 'patient' but voices new low inflation concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but is signaling greater concern about excessively low inflation.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Arrests in Alabama dog fighting probe grow

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The number of people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation has grown to 13.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. high court rules in favor of charter schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has upheld a Fulton County court ruling that bars Atlanta Public Schools from using tax dollars to pay for its pension obligations before distributing a share of the money to local charter schools.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Planetarium stars spell love for Georgia couple

MACON, Ga. (AP) - The way the stars aligned inside a Macon planetarium caught a 22-year-old college student by surprise.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Adult stores robbed 13 times since April

ATLANTA (AP) - Police are searching for a suspect in more than a dozen robberies of an adult store's metro Atlanta locations.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Money for town with anti-discrimination ordinance

VICCO, Ky. (AP) - Eight months after this tiny Appalachian town took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that hoopla has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a place that had long seemed past its prime.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. community colleges get $5.6 million in grants

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia community colleges have been awarded $5.68 million from the Obama administration to expand partnerships with local employers.

September 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fire destroys 1 home and damages at least 3 others

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two adults and three children were able to escape from their burning home in Loganville when they smelled smoke.

September 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Princeton University hopes cups curb meningitis

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University is distributing 5,000 cups that encourage students not to share their beverages as a way to curb the spread of meningitis and promote safe drinking.

September 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gov. Deal: No tampering in ethics probe

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting accusations that his inner circle tampered with a wide-ranging investigation into his use of campaign money.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pa. man charged with DUI on riding lawn mower

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer - on a riding lawn mower.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.7 percent.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Giant pet tortoise escapes from owners in NE Ga.

CARLTON, Ga. (AP) - A low-speed chase is underway for a 50-pound pet tortoise that escaped from its owners in northeast Georgia.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mom charged with killing children asks for death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty Tuesday during her first court appearance since her arrest.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14-year-old abducted in Ga. home invasion

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - In an apparent random home invasion, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted a 14-year-old girl and killed the family dog, authorities in the Atlanta area said.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Starbucks says guns unwelcome, though not banned

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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