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Michael Vick lobbies for law to protect animals in hot cars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - NFL quarterback Michael Vick is at Pennsylvania's state Capitol to make a pitch for legislation to help protect cats and dogs ...

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US to roll out new terror alert system

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department is announcing a new terror alert system.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US Justice Department to investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO (AP) - The Justice Department will investigate the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday, a ...

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oil and gas companies lead an early decline in US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are dropping in early trading Monday as investors dump energy companies on lower oil prices. Benchmark U.S. crude ...

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Congress starts Planned Parenthood hearings, accusations fly

WASHINGTON (AP) - Accusations and strong emotions mark the start of long-awaited congressional hearings on Planned Parenthood, with a prominent abortion foe contending the group is breaking laws that bar for-profit sales of fetal tissue, while an advocate says there's no proof.

September 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrats struggle to block Iran deal disapproval resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats struggled Tuesday for the votes to block a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear deal as one undecided senator announced a surprise "no" vote shortly after lawmakers returned from a five-week summer recess.

September 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Benghazi panel interviews more of Clinton's inner circle

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a congressional panel investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks said Friday that a member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle could provide key insight into how the State Department maintained its presence in Libya prior to the 2012 attack.

September 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justin Thomas looks to lead Ga Tech to another big season

ATLANTA (AP) - Justin Thomas has a bunch of new guys around him heading into Thursday night's opener.

September 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

September 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global stocks gain; Europe's central bank promises support

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. and global stocks rose Thursday as a holiday in China gave investors a break from the recent torrid swings in that country's markets. The European Central Bank said it was willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed, helping to send stocks higher there.

September 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic, expected to weaken

MIAMI (AP) - Fred has strengthened to a hurricane, spreading wind and heavy rain across the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move lower; energy sector drags as oil price falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved lower in mid-morning trading Monday as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise interest rates in September. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New Jersey teacher who was late for work 111 times keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest on TV shooting: Lawsuit details hostile firing

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an example of what can happen when people rally around each other to build a better future out of the despair of tragedy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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