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Fed promises 'patient' approach to a rate increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Travel industry carefully eyeing Cuban tourism

NEW YORK (AP) - Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US changing approach to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the end of America's "outdated approach" to Cuba Wednesday, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with the communist island - a historic shift in U.S. policy that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity.

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted knife wounds Tuesday in the woods, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed suburban Philadelphia schools and left people on edge.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up praising the sisters for their selfless work caring for the poor - a major shift in tone that reflected the social justice mindset of Pope Francis.

December 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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Limo firm hacked; politician, celeb data breached

An Internet security firm says a limousine software company has been hacked, exposing credit card numbers and potentially embarrassing details about close to 1 million customers, including politicians, star athletes and corporate executives.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate prepared to push major gay rights legislation past a first, big hurdle Monday as Democrats and a handful of Republicans united behind a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DHS offering help with winter heating bills

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Human Services is offering residents help with winter heating bills.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: No gun license after felony no-contest plea

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court ruling denying a state gun carry license to a man who pleaded no contest to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon nearly 20 years ago.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State, farmers face off in Vidalia onion battle

ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers are taking sides in a battle over the quality of Vidalia onions, the iconic brand grown in south Georgia that's known around the world.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia tops magazine ranking for business climate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has been selected by a national trade publication as the top state in the country to do business.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Florida, Georgia vying to stay in SEC East hunt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The winner remains in contention in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. The loser heads home with a three-game losing streak.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reinstatement of abortion law closes Texas clinics

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, intelligence officials in the two countries and Taliban militants said. The death is a major blow to the group a day after the government said it started peace talks with the militants.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman kills TSA agent at LAX, injures 2 others

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mayor in small Georgia town shot

DAWSON, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of a southwest Georgia town has been shot at his home.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected gunman in custody at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected gunman was in custody Friday following a shooting at Los Angeles airport that left multiple people wounded and disrupted flights nationwide.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jesse Jackson in Ga. to protest self-defense law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is coming to Georgia to protest the state's self-defense statute known as the stand-your-ground law.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA tries to boost black male enrollment

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia has launched a $10,000 program billed as a way to attract more black males to the student body.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Speed limit to be raised on Atlanta perimeter

ATLANTA (AP) - The speed limit on part of the freeway that circles Atlanta will be increased to 65 mph.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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