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A late gain leaves stocks mostly higher after a 4-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market turned mostly higher in late trading, leaving indexes with modest gains after a sluggish day.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Early intelligence suggests bomb brought down Russian airliner

WASHINGTON (AP) - US official: Early intelligence suggests bomb brought down the Russian airliner.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

5 stabbed, attacker killed at central California university

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A male student stabbed and injured five people as classes got underway at a rural university campus in central California before police ...

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Atlanta to host college football championship in 2017

Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions ...

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada's prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

NEW YORK (AP) - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open mostly lower as earnings disappoint

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were mostly lower in early trading Tuesday as investors worked through a raft of corporate news and prepared for ...

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Bush retools slogan: 'Jeb Can Fix It'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - As longtime backers fret over the viability of Jeb Bush's candidacy, the two-term Florida governor has an answer: "Jeb Can Fix ...

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Humankind is marking an off-the-planet pinnacle Monday: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks climb in early trading, led by health care sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are rising on Wall Street as the market comes off its biggest monthly gain in four years. Health care stocks were ...

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Analysis: Bush comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) â€" Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush's plan backfired ...

October 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Questions remain after deputy fired over tossing teen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff says he acted swiftly but carefully in firing a school resource officer caught on video flipping a ...

October 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks mostly lower in midday trade; LendingTree rockets

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower Monday afternoon as investors began another big week of company earnings and looked ahead to a policy meeting of ...

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Maureen O'Hara, spirited movie star, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maureen O'Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim "How Green Was My Valley" to ...

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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'Breaking Bad,' Modern Family win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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

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