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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since March 2008.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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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 key U.S. economic data later this week.

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 It."

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 among the early winners as drugmakers Pfizer and AbbVie climbed.

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 badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate.

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 disruptive student out of her desk and tossing her across the floor. In the wake of the firing, though, questions remain about whether the officer should have been in the classroom in the first place, and where the former deputy goes from here.

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 the Federal Reserve. The Standard & Poor's 500 index remained positive for the year. The index moved into the black for the first time in two months on Friday, propelled by strong earnings from several big tech companies and the prospect of renewed support for the global economy.

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 the uplifting "Miracle on 34th Street" and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films, has died. She was 95.

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton meets face-to-face with Benghazi committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came face-to-face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Libya, hoping to put to rest the worst episode of her tenure as secretary of state and clear an obstacle to her presidential campaign.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


An early gain for stocks, driven by strong company earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are moving higher in early trading after some encouraging results from McDonald's, eBay and other companies.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


It's time for 'Back to the Future' Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The future is today - if "Back to the Future" is to be believed.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrats bring gun debate back to presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - After 15 years of a virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics, Democrats are talking again.

October 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Government to require registration of most drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will require the registration of most drone aircraft to help track operators who flout safety rules and to encourage greater accountability, according to a drone industry official.

October 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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