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Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robin Williams tops 2014 most Google searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ruble slides to new low, Wall St. looking down

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Market participants were transfixed Tuesday by a stunning slide in the Russian ruble that presented President Vladimir Putin with one of the biggest challenges of his 15-year rule.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Impeded no more by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide, extending decline, as oil slumps

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower, extending losses from last week.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police storm Sydney cafe where hostages held

SYDNEY (AP) - A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension

ATLANTA (AP) - Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie "Gone with the Wind," research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials.

December 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow drops more than 300 as oil continues to plunge

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing more than 300 points lower, its worst loss in two months.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall as oil rout continues

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks dropped Friday as the rout in oil continued and a report indicated that growth in China, the world's second-largest economy, continues to slow.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 officers shot near Atlanta; gunman sought

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two police officers were shot in a gun battle Friday morning near the eastern edge of Atlanta, and a suspected gunman was being sought, police said.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Authorities: Teen wounded at Ga. middle school

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a shooting at an Atlanta middle school that left one teen wounded was not random and the boy's injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - A 14-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a middle school Thursday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. No other students were hurt.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress passes bill to extend borrowing authority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has approved must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, averting a first-ever government default that had loomed as early as mid-February.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate to clear debt limit increase for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Thursday took up must-do legislation to permit the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, putting off one Washington showdown even as others loom in coming weeks.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old has been wounded in a shooting at an Atlanta middle school and a suspect has been taken into custody.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds: $13.6M in phony sports goods confiscated

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Investigators have confiscated more than $13.6 million worth of phony sports merchandise over the past five months and expect to seize more in New Orleans during Super Bowl week, a federal law-enforcement official said Thursday.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old has been wounded in a shooting at an Atlanta middle school and a suspect has been taken into custody.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta school shooting suspect in custody, wounded student 'alert, conscious'

Authorities: Atlanta school shooting suspect in custody, wounded student 'alert, conscious' .

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawmaker: Ga. lobbying rules bill will be amended

ATLANTA (AP) - A Republican lawmaker says a proposal to tighten lobbyist rules will be amended to answer concerns it could limit free speech rights.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sperm whale secretion may spell fortune for UK man

LONDON (AP) - One very smelly sperm whale secretion may soon make one lucky British beachcomber a very happy man.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow edges lower, still headed for stellar January

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow drifted lower Thursday, but stayed on track for its best start to the year in more than two decades.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Joint Chiefs: Looming cuts would 'hollow' military

WASHINGTON (AP) - The military's top leaders are warning Congress that automatic spending cuts looming in March would force the Pentagon to slash operating budgets, weakening the armed forces and possibly forcing furloughs of 800,000 civilian employees.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow edges lower, still headed for stellar January

EW YORK (AP) - The Dow drifted lower Thursday, but stayed on track for its best start to the year in more than two decades.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ala. child hostage standoff in 2nd day at bunker

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day Thursday as police surrounded an underground bunker where a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a school bus after shooting the driver dead.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 dead after storms rake South, take aim at East

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Kandi Cash trudged in rain through the splintered debris of her grandparents' home, hoping to salvage photos and other keepsakes after violent storms raked the Southeast, leaving two people dead before the vast storm front moved on to pummel the East Coast.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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