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Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash lacked sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said.

June 09, 2014 | DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student pepper-sprayed tackled gunman

SEATTLE (AP) - The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance.

June 06, 2014 | GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press PHUONG LE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Coke ad: it takes 23 min. to burn off

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

June 06, 2014 | CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | NATION/WORLD


Senators reach deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior senators have reached agreement for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans' ability to get government-paid medical care outside Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APNewsBreak: VA health care nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Dogs and hunters slay wild hog in suburban Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Tracking dogs managed to chase down and attack a 400-pound wild hog that has been scaring children and adults in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Human trafficking notices debut in Georgia

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The issue of human trafficking is getting increased exposure in Augusta and across the state with a new law that went into effect this month.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Health law online sign-up delayed for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Small businesses seeking to buy health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will have to wait a couple of months before they can complete the process online, administration officials said Thursday in the latest delay of the high-stakes rollout.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amber Tamblyn shakes up season 11 of CBS' 'Men'

NEW YORK (AP) - Amber Tamblyn plays Charlie Harper's previously unknown daughter, Jenny, on the 11th season of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," premiering Thursday night.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hip-hop extends support to famed DJ Mister Cee

ATLANTA (AP) - When DJ Mister Cee - one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality - confessed in a tearful interview to having same-sex encounters with transvestite prostitutes, one of most vulnerable moments came when he worried if his admission might hurt him: "Am I still going to be looked at the same way?"

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in August, Georgia labor officials said.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. soldier to face court-martial in wife's death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An Army soldier accused of funding an anti-government militia group with more than $500,000 in insurance and benefit payments from the death of his pregnant wife will face a court-martial on charges that he murdered her, Fort Stewart officials said Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


USPS seeks increase in cost of stamps, to 49 cents

WASHINGTON (AP) - It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

Why are you so sad?" a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cruz ends talkathon, Senate heads toward vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as the Senate pushed ahead to a test vote Wednesday on a bill to avert a government shutdown.

September 25, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

September 25, 2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. angler reels in relic from prehistoric past

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A giant fish captured in Lake Lanier is a reminder of the monster fish that lurk in the depths of Georgia's lakes.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pay restored to suspended Ga. police chief

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Grantville city officials have voted to restore pay for a police chief who was suspended after visiting Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

September 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY city's dead skunk depot stinks up neighborhood

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Residents of a Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood plagued by skunk odors now know what caused the stink: Trapped critters that were shot and stored at a shuttered police station.

September 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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