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Obama clears the way for hostages' families to pay ransom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will better address the needs of families whose loved ones are held hostage overseas.

June 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama clears the way for hostages' families to pay ransom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will better address the needs of families whose loved ones are held hostage overseas.

June 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As SC honors church victims, Alabama lowers its flags

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate battle flag was still flying high atop a 30-foot pole outside the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to honor their beloved black colleague with a viewing in the Rotunda.

June 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market.

June 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Roof to appear on 9 murder counts; Charleston seeks unity

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - As Dylann Storm Roof awaited his first hearing on nine charges of murder, the people of Charleston sought Friday to repudiate whatever a gunman would hope to accomplish by killing black community leaders inside one of the nation's most important African-American churches.

June 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP contenders condemn SC shooting as attack on faith

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contenders are condemning the deadly shootings in South Carolina as an attack on faith, as they court religious activists in Washington.

June 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Across US, over 220 prison escapees listed as on the loose

NEW YORK (AP) - Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts, a murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck, and a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the prison furniture shop and had himself delivered to freedom by truck.

June 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95

NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

June 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas repeals ban on deep fryers in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's about freedom, not the fries.

June 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.

June 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Charleston shooting suspect in custody

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

June 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jeb Bush 'slow jams' the news with Fallon

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican Jeb Bush "slow jammed" the news, told about meeting his wife, offered a guacamole recipe and oddly compared his presidential father and brother during a "Tonight" show appearance.

June 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 boys rescue young children from burning home in Florida

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two boys rescued two young children from a burning mobile home in central Florida.

June 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia to get 40 new intercontinental missiles this year

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's military this year alone will receive over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation's nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.

June 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jeb Bush faces challenges in '16 bid

MIAMI (AP) - Jeb Bush launched a Republican presidential bid months in the making Monday with a vow to get Washington "out of the business of causing problems" and to stay true to his beliefs - easier said than done in a bristling primary contest where his conservative credentials will be sharply challenged.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Arias tells jury what she'll do if allowed to live

PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias asked jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, arguing she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview after she was convicted of murder that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former IRS chief: Can't say how targeting happened

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. police increase enforcement patrols for summer

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in Georgia are rolling out increased enforcement patrols as part of their summer safety campaign.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tea party groups plan IRS protest in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Tea party groups are planning a protest at the Georgia Capitol over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Athens businessman becomes Republican chairman

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The new chairman of the Georgia Republican Party says the party won't twiddle its thumbs under his leadership.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jekyll breaking ground on overdue convention hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Developers are set to start construction on a new convention hotel for Jekyll Island after long delays that largely resulted from difficulties getting a bank loan for the $41 million project.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fog blankets much of Georgia in wake of storms

ATLANTA (AP) - Fog blanketed much of Georgia in the wake of storms that washed out roads in the northeast part of the state and led to rising streams and rivers.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta council considers 20-story Ferris wheel

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta City Council is expected to consider a request to construct a Ferris wheel once used in Paris that would soar 20 stories over downtown Atlanta.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Attorney's officials say a 52-year-old man has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Braves bring Jason Heyward off disabled list

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Dodgers.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. Republicans gather in Athens for convention

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's Republicans are gathering in Athens for their state convention with a message of unity, although some party divisions are on display.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus

NEW YORK (AP) - It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks rise on hopeful signs for the US economy

NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging news about the U.S. economy helped push stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Handel jumps into crowded US Senate race in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive at the center of last year's public clash with Planned Parenthood, announced plans Friday to run for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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