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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


Clarkesville mayor dies after being shot at his home

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say Clarkesville's mayor, Dr. Terry Greene, has died after a shooting at his home.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ole Miss DT Nkemdiche charged with possession of marijuana

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

CINCINNATI (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baltimore braces as first trial in Freddie Gray death closes

BALTIMORE (AP) - The city of Baltimore braced for a verdict Monday in the first of six trials of police officers charged in the death of ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nearly 200 nations pledge to slow global warming

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut ...

December 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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FanDuel: Operations will continue amid talks with NY lawman

NEW YORK (AP) - Company officials at daily fantasy sports website FanDuel have vowed to keep their New York operations running after the state's top lawman told them to stop.

November 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man arrested for kidnapping UGA student on camp

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man accused of kidnapping a University of Georgia student has been arrested.

November 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery to honor veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama urged the public Wednesday to keep veterans in their thoughts long after the annual holiday honoring them.

November 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


This Christmas, city won't stand for 'Charlie Brown' tree

READING, Pa. (AP) - A year after its scraggly "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree caused an uproar, a Pennsylvania city is putting up a more traditional tannenbaum this holiday season.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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 shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday.

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 that were vying for the event.

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 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


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