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A late gain leaves stocks mostly higher after a 4-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market turned mostly higher in late trading, leaving indexes with modest gains after a sluggish day.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Early intelligence suggests bomb brought down Russian airliner

WASHINGTON (AP) - US official: Early intelligence suggests bomb brought down the Russian airliner.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

5 stabbed, attacker killed at central California university

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A male student stabbed and injured five people as classes got underway at a rural university campus in central California before police ...

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Atlanta to host college football championship in 2017

Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions ...

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open mostly lower as earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were mostly lower in early trading Tuesday as investors worked through a raft of corporate news and prepared for ...

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Bush retools slogan: 'Jeb Can Fix It'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - As longtime backers fret over the viability of Jeb Bush's candidacy, the two-term Florida governor has an answer: "Jeb Can Fix ...

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Humankind is marking an off-the-planet pinnacle Monday: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks climb in early trading, led by health care sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are rising on Wall Street as the market comes off its biggest monthly gain in four years. Health care stocks were ...

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Analysis: Bush comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) â€" Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush's plan backfired ...

October 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Questions remain after deputy fired over tossing teen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a ...

October 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks mostly lower in midday trade; LendingTree rockets

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower Monday afternoon as investors began another big week of company earnings and looked ahead to a policy meeting of ...

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Maureen O'Hara, spirited movie star, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maureen O'Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim "How Green Was My Valley" to ...

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Maine court rules in favor of transgender pupil

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls' bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that's believed to be the first of its kind.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US prosecutors seek execution of marathon suspect

BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Farm bill passes House after years of disagreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Republicans say Obama can't do much without them

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a divided government without them.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Cities rolled out snow plows that hardly ever leave the garage, a hardware store sold feed scoops for use as snow shovels and alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp burrowed into mud to stay warm Tuesday as a winter storm brought snow, ice and brutal cold to the Deep South, a part of the country more accustomed to hurricanes.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

President's State of the Union tonight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties and the balance of power in Congress.

January 28, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter. Five people were injured, none seriously.

January 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stock Market down again

Fear is back in the market. Investors are fretting about China's growth, a plunge in Argentina's peso and the profit outlook for U.S. companies.

January 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks fall on US earnings, weak China report

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are falling broadly Thursday after earnings and forecasts from several companies disappointed investors. A survey from China, a major driver of global growth, suggested that manufacturing in the world's second-largest economy was contracting.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Court struggles with restitution for child porn

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Even more government control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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