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First lady responds to school meal critics

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gas line explosions prompt evacuations in Ga. town

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock edge lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news about the U.S. economy wasn't enough to sustain an early rise in the stock market Tuesday.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nuke missile crews cite morale-sapping pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crews with a finger on the trigger of the Air Force's most powerful nuclear missiles are complaining of morale-sapping pressures.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta council rejects strip club banishment

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's city council has rejected legislation that would have forced adult entertainment clubs and shops along Cheshire Bridge Road to move within five years.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Top political appointees use secret email accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough

WASHINGTON (AP) - If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Newlywed man killed, wife injured in Ga. car crash

APPLING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Georgia say a man died in a crash that left his wife hospitalized just hours after the two got married.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly lower after manufacturing slows down

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market was mostly lower in midday trading after an industry group reported an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing last month.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Actor Michael Douglas' comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expands and updates with further details, quotes and context.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will soon unveil its voluntary three-star child care rating system, which offers financial incentives for providers who participate.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prayers before SC woman killed family

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hours before she killed her two sons, her ex-husband and her stepmother and tried to frame it on one of the slain children, Susan Hendricks gathered her family together to pray. She said she was worried about her older son, Matthew, because he seemed so down after several people forgot his birthday the day before.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A high-profile prostitution scandal featuring sex videos, adultery, exhibitionism and more than 100 clients drew to a close Friday when a Zumba fitness instructor was sentenced to 10 months in jail after telling the judge she was happy to have escaped her former life of crime.

May 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trustees: Medicare trust fund exhausted in 2026

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

May 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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