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Obama to reduce FHA mortgage premium rate to spur buying

WASHINGTON (AP) - First-time homebuyers whose home loans are guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration would benefit from an Obama administration move to lower mortgage insurance premiums.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks rise, breaking a string of losses, as oil steadies

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is closing higher, ending a five-day losing streak, as investors cheered a slight upturn in the price of oil and hoped for more stimulus for Europe's struggling economy.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tobacco companies on Wednesday accused a federal judge of forcing them to inaccurately describe themselves as unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the public.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP tries to regroup after divisive speaker vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Barack Obama is obstructing the change American voters want by threatening to veto the first bill introduced in the new, Republican-controlled Senate.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) - Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI to question 100s of patients after Texas clinic shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The FBI plans to question hundreds of patients who may have witnessed a shooting at a West Texas veterans' clinic that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the agency said.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) - Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Charlie Hebdo shootings Europe's latest deadly terror attack

A gun assault on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday was the deadliest terrorist attack in France's recent history. Some other terror attacks in Western Europe:

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CDC: Alcohol poisoning kills 6 a day, mostly middle-aged men

NEW YORK (AP) - To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults - not teens or college kids.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gets 2 years for corruption

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in prison for taking money and gifts in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement while he was in office.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S&P 500 falls below 2,000; oil extends decline, bonds rally

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, bonds rallied and the price of oil continued to fall.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House re-elects Boehner as speaker over tea party opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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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


Football player shot outside metro Atlanta school

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A high school football player is recovering from a gunshot wound after being hit by gunfire during a fight involving other people on the campus.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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