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Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q

NEW YORK (AP) - Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fear rises in stock market as Dow drops 400 points

Fear is spreading in the stock market.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts

NEW YORK (AP) - Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CNN cuts end Mitchell's show on HLN

NEW YORK (AP) - Jane Velez-Mitchell and her staff have been laid off due to budget cuts at CNN, ending her nightly program on the HLN network.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Syria-Iraq fight gets name: "Inherent Resolve"

WASHINGTON (AP) - It may be less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East -- remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks on Saddam Hussein's occupation army -- but the Pentagon has finally named its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria: Operation Inherent Resolve.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks swoon, extending losses; Bond prices soar

Stocks are falling sharply as traders dump risky assets and park their money in investments seen as relatively safe, such as U.S. government bonds.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2nd Texas health worker with Ebola was on flight

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the next day.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2nd person tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) - Officials in Dallas say the second health care worker who has tested positive for Ebola was in isolation within 90 minutes of taking her temperature.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) - A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cops: Boy, 10, fatally beat woman, 90, in her bed

TYLER HILL, Pa. (AP) - A 10-year-old boy apparently angry that a 90-year-old woman had yelled at him held a cane against her throat and repeatedly punched her, killing her in her bed, prosecutors said.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Catholic bishops take distance from gay document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Conservative Catholic bishops distanced themselves Tuesday from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama waiting for midterm to name AG

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama is waiting until after the midterm election to nominate an attorney general.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chrysler recalls 184,215 SUVs for air bag defect

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners.

October 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Late-day swoon sinks US stock indexes

Stocks are ending sharply lower after a late-afternoon slide.

October 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Shutdown to have limited impact on GA labor office

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Labor officials say the government shutdown will have a limited impact on consumer services.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Utilities, solar companies in fight over rates

ATLANTA (AP) - Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state - blue for calm, red for angry. There are vacuum shoes that clean the floor while you walk and fitness bracelets, anklets and necklaces to track your calorie burning.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Effects of the government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Some anxious, irritated as gov't shuts

NEW YORK (AP) - The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday left many federal workers uncertain of their financial future, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher as government shutdown begins

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors stayed calm on the first day of a partial government shutdown Tuesday.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


First day of Obamacare has glitches

CHICAGO (AP) - Online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the volume of consumers on Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fla. asks US Supreme Court to stop Ga. water use

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is suing the state of Georgia over its consumption of fresh water in a river system that serves three Southeastern states.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lake Lanier remains full after high summer level

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say it's the first time in 10 years that northeast Georgians have enjoyed an entire summer with a full Lake Lanier.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More details emerge on plan for rifles in schools

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate rejects House conditions on spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Airlines promise a return to civility, for a fee

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former UGa teammates face each other for 1st time

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Not so long ago they were raw freshmen, both wearing the red and black, battling each other for the same prize.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Miss World drama fueled by host country Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack the competition despite major concessions from the government and organizers.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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