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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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US employers added robust 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. This new law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; It ended school, work and public facility discrimination, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

WASHINGTON (AP) - T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ky. gay marriage ban nixed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.

July 02, 2014 | BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.

July 01, 2014 | RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer | NATION/WORLD

Dems hope decision will energize female supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Their Senate majority in peril, anxious Democrats have seized the Supreme Court decision that some companies need not provide birth control to women as fresh evidence of the GOP's "war on women" - an argument they hope will energize female voters who could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama blames GOP for looming highway crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Israel buries teens, launches airstrike

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Tuesday mourned the deaths of three teenagers who had been kidnapped over two weeks ago, as the air force targeted dozens of locations in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said, in a surge of violence that followed the discovery of the teens' bodies.

July 01, 2014 | IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

5 memorable World Cup chants

SAO PAULO (AP) - With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn't just involve shouting their country's name.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Israeli military finds bodies of kidnapped teens

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. The grisly discovery culminated a feverish search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and raised fears of renewed fighting with Hamas.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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