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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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Utilities, solar companies in fight over rates

ATLANTA (AP) - Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state - blue for calm, red for angry. There are vacuum shoes that clean the floor while you walk and fitness bracelets, anklets and necklaces to track your calorie burning.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Effects of the government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Some anxious, irritated as gov't shuts

NEW YORK (AP) - The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday left many federal workers uncertain of their financial future, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher as government shutdown begins

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors stayed calm on the first day of a partial government shutdown Tuesday.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


First day of Obamacare has glitches

CHICAGO (AP) - Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fla. asks US Supreme Court to stop Ga. water use

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is suing the state of Georgia over its consumption of fresh water in a river system that serves three Southeastern states.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lake Lanier remains full after high summer level

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say it's the first time in 10 years that northeast Georgians have enjoyed an entire summer with a full Lake Lanier.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More details emerge on plan for rifles in schools

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate rejects House conditions on spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Airlines promise a return to civility, for a fee

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former UGa teammates face each other for 1st time

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Not so long ago they were raw freshmen, both wearing the red and black, battling each other for the same prize.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Miss World drama fueled by host country Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack the competition despite major concessions from the government and organizers.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Grant to help Ga. improve unemployment program

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor is giving Georgia more than $1.6 million to bolster its unemployment insurance program.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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