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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since March 2008.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Justin Thomas looks to lead Ga Tech to another big season

ATLANTA (AP) - Justin Thomas has a bunch of new guys around him heading into Thursday night's opener.

September 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

September 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global stocks gain; Europe's central bank promises support

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. and global stocks rose Thursday as a holiday in China gave investors a break from the recent torrid swings in that country's markets. The European Central Bank said it was willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed, helping to send stocks higher there.

September 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic, expected to weaken

MIAMI (AP) - Fred has strengthened to a hurricane, spreading wind and heavy rain across the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move lower; energy sector drags as oil price falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved lower in mid-morning trading Monday as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise interest rates in September. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest on TV shooting: Lawsuit details hostile firing

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an example of what can happen when people rally around each other to build a better future out of the despair of tragedy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Danny weakens to tropical depression

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Wind and rain lashed Dominica and nearby islands Monday along the eastern edge of the Caribbean as Danny weakened to a tropical depression and headed east.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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