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Obama on Iraq security: 'We can't do it for them'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House votes to ensure speedier care for US vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


update on shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A gunman shot and killed a student Tuesday at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon shortly after classes started and was found dead himself as police arrived, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash lacked sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said.

June 09, 2014 | DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student pepper-sprayed tackled gunman

SEATTLE (AP) - The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance.

June 06, 2014 | GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press PHUONG LE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Coke ad: it takes 23 min. to burn off

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

June 06, 2014 | CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | NATION/WORLD


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


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Paula Deen a 'no show' for television interview

ATLANTA (AP) - Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who was scheduled to appear on national television to address controversy over racial slurs, abruptly cancelled Friday.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Federal nullification efforts mounting in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested - charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baby with 4 legs has corrective surgery in SAfrica

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A government spokeswoman says a 2-month-old Namibian boy born with four legs is responding well to treatment after undergoing surgery at a South African hospital.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks extend slide after Fed comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks and bonds extended their slide after the Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its economic stimulus program later this year.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Conyers man killed in accident

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a Monroe County traffic accident as a 42-year-old Conyers man.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's jobless rate up slightly to 8.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia labor officials say the state's unemployment rate increased to 8.3 percent in May.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Developer: Kan. caverns could preserve human race

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) - After most of the world's population is wiped off the map by a wayward meteorite or hail of nuclear missiles, the survival of the human race might just depend on a few thousand people huddled in recreational vehicles deep in the bowels of an eastern Kansas mine.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Actor James Gandolfini, 51, dies of cardiac arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Celebrity cook Paula Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial and sexual discrimination in a lawsuit by a former manager of their restaurant, don't tolerate hateful behavior.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ralston says changes to Ga. forfeiture law needed

ATLANTA (AP) - House Speaker David Ralston says changes are needed to Georgia's forfeiture law to increase accountability and transparency.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio woman allegedly enslaved spent time in jail

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - A mentally disabled Ohio woman who authorities say was enslaved for two years with her daughter recently spent time in jail after pleading guilty to beating the girl.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HPV vaccine cut infection by half in teen girls

ATLANTA (AP) - Researchers say a vaccine for a sexually spread virus has cut infections in teen girls by half.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The excavation of a field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed says it will continue $85B in bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will maintain the pace of its program to keep long-term interest rates at record lows, but offered a slightly more optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy and job market.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A well-traveled cat named "Mata Hairi" will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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