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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Va. gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Take off your clothes to make it in TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hamas rockets end 12-hour truce

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman shot, killed by police south of Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Henry County police officer shot and killed a woman in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gaza rocket lands near Israel airport

JERUSALEM (AP) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv - a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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nvestors guess Fed's actions, push stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market rose in early trading Monday, driven not by any new economic data but by investors counting on the Federal Reserve to extend programs meant to boost the economy.

June 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio police chief takes criminals to task online

KENT, Ohio (AP) - If you're up to no good in this pocket of northeast Ohio, especially in a witless way, you're risking not only jail time or a fine but a swifter repercussion with a much larger audience: You're in for a social media scolding from police Chief David Oliver and some of his small department's 49,000 Facebook fans.

June 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Storms leave scattered power outages in Georgia

TLANTA (AP) - A line of strong thunderstorms moving through a large part of north Georgia left scattered power outages early Monday morning.

June 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Big Dawg' carries on tradition in dad's memory

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Bulldog fanaticism is a tradition for the Woods family. As is painting an image of the UGA mascot on top of their heads.

June 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NJ town OKs boardwalk ban on saggy pants

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Hindsight will soon be punishable by a $25 fine in this Jersey Shore resort.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston woman pays $560,000 for 2 parking spots

BOSTON (AP) - Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials confirm tornado in Cherokee County

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service says a survey team has confirmed a tornado touched down in Cherokee County as part of a system of severe thunderstorms that moved across the state.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Superintendent must revisit book decision

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Clarke County's school board has decided that its superintendent must reconsider his decision to allow a book in classrooms after it drew objections by parents.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School boards, libraries face insurance cost hike

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school boards and public libraries will have to pay more for the employer share of health insurance following a decision by the Community Health Board.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge lower at end of a volatile week

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in the early going on Wall Street Friday as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commander in SS-led unit living in US

BERLIN (AP) - A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Government has history of secrecy, spying, leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - It isn't the first time that the federal government has been caught spying on Americans or that classified government information has been leaked to the news media or otherwise widely distributed. The Vietnam War and civil-rights protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s generated plenty of surveillance and secrecy. And leaks.

June 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Plane from Nashville to Atlanta strikes pole

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Passengers on Delta flight 1066 from Nashville to Atlanta were removed from the plane after it struck a light pole while taxiing on the ramp.

June 13, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prosecutors push for anti-phone theft measures

NEW YORK (AP) - Law enforcement officials nationwide are demanding the creation of a "kill switch" that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, New York's top prosecutor said Thursday in a clear warning to the world's smartphone manufacturers.

June 13, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Girl who took on transplant rules gets new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.

June 13, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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