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Senate confirms McDonald for VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Va. gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Take off your clothes to make it in TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hamas rockets end 12-hour truce

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman shot, killed by police south of Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Henry County police officer shot and killed a woman in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Gov. Deal orders review of education guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered an extensive review of national education guidelines known as Common Core standards.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman

NEW YORK (AP) - Bradley Manning says he plans to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy, a day after the soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Braves OF Jason Heyward hit in jaw by pitch

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has been hit in the right jaw by a pitch and taken to a hospital for X-rays.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually over three years, how it revealed the error to the court and changed how it gathered Internet communications.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Ga. school suspect had nearly 500 rounds

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say the suspect in a Georgia school shooting had nearly 500 rounds of ammunition with him.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sheriff: Man with 3 knives apprehended near school

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies north of Atlanta say they apprehended a man they say was armed with three knives and a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun outside a school.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Women invited to Ga. hunting, outdoors workshop

MANSFIELD, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a program for women looking to learn more about hunting, fishing and boating.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunfire kills toddler on driveway of his home

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 3-year-old boy was shot to death on the driveway of his home in Lilburn, just outside Atlanta.

August 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman in custody at Ga. school; reports of shots

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A suspect was in custody after gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, being escorted by teachers and police. No one was injured and all students and teachers were accounted for and safe, authorities said.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Official: Suspect in custody at Ga. school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. widow pleads for mercy at sentencing hearing

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleaded for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State seeks alumni of Governor's Honors Program

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are looking to identify more than 20,000 alumni of the Governor's Honors Program.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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