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American held in Syria freed after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Invasive insect threatens Fla. citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

August 25, 2014 | TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon cites Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

August 22, 2014 | ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | NATION/WORLD


Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Judge backs dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials to discuss Charlotte-Atlanta rail line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Transportation officials are set to hold the latest of three public hearings on proposed passenger rail service between Charlotte and Atlanta.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia bans license plates with guns, sex, hate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has unveiled new rules banning references to guns, drugs and alcohol on personalized license plates.

June 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Churches split on Scouts' welcoming of gay youth

In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Allegations of sex, drugs roil Baltimore jail

BALTIMORE (AP) - Inmates often complain of idleness, but Tavon White apparently had no trouble keeping busy behind bars.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pa. building collapses, people believed trapped

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A four-story building being demolished collapsed Wednesday on the edge of downtown, injuring 12 people and trapping two others, the fire commissioner said.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall after weak economic reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading Wednesday after economic reports suggested that the economy is growing at a sluggish pace.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jon Stewart to take 'Daily Show' break for a film

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart is starting a summer-long break from anchoring "The Daily Show," but it will be no holiday. He'll be in the Middle East making his first movie.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. earns federal funds for workforce development

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is set to receive $717,000 in federal grants for workforce and training programs after the state exceeded its goals for helping unemployed residents find jobs.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Donilon to resign as security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team.

June 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

NEW YORK (AP) - A group of around 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were ejected from an AirTran flight after the pilot and crew lost patience with kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their phones.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gas line explosions prompt evacuations in Ga. town

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock edge lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news about the U.S. economy wasn't enough to sustain an early rise in the stock market Tuesday.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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