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Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama on Iraq security: 'We can't do it for them'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House votes to ensure speedier care for US vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


update on shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A gunman shot and killed a student Tuesday at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon shortly after classes started and was found dead himself as police arrived, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash lacked sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said.

June 09, 2014 | DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student pepper-sprayed tackled gunman

SEATTLE (AP) - The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance.

June 06, 2014 | GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press PHUONG LE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Coke ad: it takes 23 min. to burn off

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

June 06, 2014 | CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | NATION/WORLD


Senators reach deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior senators have reached agreement for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans' ability to get government-paid medical care outside Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APNewsBreak: VA health care nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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American Airlines halts flights, passengers stuck

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US housing starts surpass 1 million in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. family home safe after Boston bombing

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia family is back home on Tybee Island after witnessing the bomb explosions at yesterday's Boston Marathon.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Regents again raise Ga. tuition 2.5 to 7 percent

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see their tuition increase by $32 to $270 per semester next fall.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Child cruelty charges filed in fatal GA dog attack

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) - A woman has been charged with child cruelty after her daughter was mauled to death by seven dogs authorities say her family owned.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market rebounds from worst day of the year

NEW YORK (AP) - Strong housing and earnings reports helped stocks rebound from their worst day of the year.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookers

BOSTON (AP) - The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State prison guards accused of attacking inmates

ATLANTA (AP) - A deputy warden and seven members of a specially trained team of guards at a state prison have been indicted on charges of repeatedly attacking inmates.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Firefighters describe ordeal as hostages

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of Georgia firefighters say they joked with a gunman in an attempt to lighten the mood during an hours-long hostage ordeal earlier this month.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia trucker charged with Conn. rape

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut police say they arrested a truck driver from Georgia after DNA tests linked him to a 2011 rape in Stratford.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Both sides hunt support in background check fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican opposition is growing to a bipartisan Senate plan for expanding background checks for firearms buyers, enough to put the proposal's fate in jeopardy. But the measure may change as both sides compete for support in one of the pivotal fights in the battle over curbing guns.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Neighbors recall Boston marathon bombing victim, 8

BOSTON (AP) - A young victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is being remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run and climb.

April 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Plea in crash that killed wife of Braves trainer

ATLANTA (AP) - A former state trooper accused in a crash that killed the wife of an Atlanta Braves trainer has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market takes biggest drop this year

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market posted its biggest drop of the year on Monday.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer: Assaulted teen had drawings, name on body

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - An attorney for the parents of a girl who was sexually assaulted and later hanged herself said Monday the teen awoke from the attack with drawings and the name of one suspect scrawled on intimate parts of her body.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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