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Wis., Ind. to defend gay marriage bans

CHICAGO (AP) - The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

August 26, 2014 | MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

August 26, 2014 | ELLEN KICKMEYER, Associated Press SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soldier dies after shooting in Virginia

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American held in Syria freed after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Invasive insect threatens Fla. citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

August 25, 2014 | TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon cites Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

August 22, 2014 | ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | NATION/WORLD


Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US existing home sales rise again

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | NATION/WORLD


Emmys: Billy Crystal to tribute Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military mulling more troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Former US official describes Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday described a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the middle of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, amid confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and fears about the safety of additional American personnel.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nick Saban's Ga. mountain mansion to be auctioned

ATLANTA (AP) - University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is selling his lake-front estate in the north Georgia mountains with its three-story lighthouse and custom boat house.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Some hospitals charge vastly more for same care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hospitals within the same city sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same procedures, according to figures the government released for the first time Wednesday. The federal list sheds new light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go - and whether it's cheaper to get the care somewhere else.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspect in Ohio helped neighbors look for missing

CLEVELAND (AP) - In the years after his friend's daughter vanished while walking home from school, Ariel Castro handed out fliers with the 14-year-old's photo and performed music at a fundraiser held in her honor.

May 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal signs $37.1B budget; touts spending restraint

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a $37.1 billion total budget for fiscal year 2014 on Tuesday, saying the plan balances the budget without raising taxes and reduces government spending.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Gov. Deal signs teacher evaluations bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill to standardize annual evaluations for Georgia teachers and principals based, in part, on student performance.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow Jones industrial average back above 15,000

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average was headed for its first close above 15,000 Tuesday as Wall Street followed world markets higher.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. to release new grades for public schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's new report card for public schools is out.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rain boosts bacteria levels in Chattahoochee River

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say recent rains have sent bacteria levels soaring in the Chattahoochee River.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Girl wounded by knife in Savannah middle school

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a girl was taken to a hospital after an attack involving a knife inside a Savannah middle school.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Limo driver, survivor views differ on fatal fire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - As smoke thickened and a fire grew in the back of a limousine, Nelia Arellano desperately tried to squeeze through a 3 foot by 1 ½-foot partition.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Transcript of long-missing woman's 911 call

A transcript of the 911 call placed Monday by a woman missing since 2003, when she was 16.

May 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former MLB outfielder Otis Nixon arrested

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Former Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta.

May 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


East about to be overrun by billions of cicadas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.

May 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal signs law limiting Ga. lobbyist spending

ATLANTA (AP) - Lobbyists cannot spend more than $75 at a time while seeking to influence Georgia officials under legislation signed into law Monday that still leaves some loopholes and unresolved questions.

May 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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