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US stocks drop; Wal-Mart slumps on weak guidance

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors assessed the latest earnings reports. Wal-Mart fell sharply after the company said ...

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks climb in early trading, led by energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks continued to rally on Wednesday, helped by rising oil prices and energy stocks. Yum Brands plunged after cutting its profit forecast ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed.

October 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open higher; Twitter, GE among early gainers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, led by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil turns higher.

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers cut back sharply on hiring in September and added fewer jobs in July and August than previously thought - a sour ...

October 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a protest that stretched into early Tuesday marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, although there was no repeat of the violence that scarred weekend demonstrations.

August 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injured

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County's police chief said Monday.

August 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Most Americans support removal of Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds meets with the approval of 57 percent of Americans, but 34 percent believe it was the wrong move, a new survey revealed.

August 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Extradition sought for American lion killer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares rebound

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks posted modest gains Wednesday, as Chinese shares rebounded and traders wait to hear from the Federal Reserve.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Boy Scouts to allow gay adult leaders

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US indexes open higher on earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were slightly higher in early trading Tuesday following five straight losses. The market was helped by positive results out of UPS, Ford and other big companies and some stabilization in foreign markets, particularly China.

July 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.

July 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Charleston shooting defendant to provide handwriting samples

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church was ordered to provide handwriting samples to investigators, and prosecutors hope to match it with notes and other writings that point to motive.

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Last words from slain Marine to girlfriend: 'ACTIVE SHOOTER'

They were four people charged with the safety of others, gunned down in a place where the nation's defense is the paramount mission for those who pass through its doors. They are being deemed heroes by some, and the cruel irony of protectors becoming targets was not lost, with President Barack Obama calling it "a heartbreaking circumstance" to lose four men who served "with great valor."

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

SEATTLE (AP) - Passengers saw flames shoot from an airliner's engine and the Delta flight with more than 260 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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