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ACT to expand computer-based testing

WASHINGTON (AP) - ACT test takers take note: the No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of test takers of the college entrance exam will be able to take the test on a computer next year.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arkansas veterinarian operates on dog that ate 23 bullets

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cameron's Conservatives win big in surprise UK election

LONDON (AP) - The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected majority that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Man's Instagram posts of bank robbery led to arrest

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A man accused of robbing a Virginia Beach bank posted two videos and a photo of the incident to his Instagram account.

May 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes are little changed a day after a drop

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading Thursday as investors remain cautious following the comments yesterday from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who suggested that stock prices might be overvalued.

May 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McDonald's embracing new ingredient: Kale

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's may be developing a taste for a new ingredient as it fights to reinvent itself: Kale.

May 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery

NEW YORK (AP) - On the same day McDonald's said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour to arrive at The Associated Press headquarters.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks falling after weak jobs data; oil prices rise

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell broadly in noon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports. Yields on U.S government bond yields rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. Seven of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.

May 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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US indexes drift in early trading; GE soars on deal news

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are little changed in early trading on Friday as investor pore over the latest corporate earnings. GE jumped after announcing plans to get out of the lending business.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes end a see-saw day with slight gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending modestly higher, led by gains in energy stocks as the price of oil rose.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks little changed; energy stocks gain as oil rebounds

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading Thursday as investors assessed company earnings. Energy stocks were among the early gainers as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has wrongly prevented "common-sense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, and the federal government plans to continue its fight in a higher court, the White House said Wednesday.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher as health care gains on deal news

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as health care stocks gained after the latest deal in the industry was announced.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Strong to severe thunderstorms possible in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected in Georgia as a cold front approaches the state.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks trade flat as investors wait on Fed, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were little changed in late morning trading as investors waited for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting later Wednesday. Investors were also waiting for companies to start reporting their first-quarter earnings. Alcoa, a metals company, will be one of the first major companies to report earnings after the close of the market.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Summer gas prices to be 32 percent lower than a year ago

NEW YORK (AP) - Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open higher, putting market on track for 3rd gain

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks crept higher in early trading on Tuesday, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row. Global stock markets rallied on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will put off an interest rate increase until late in the year.

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kentucky's Rand Paul: 'I am running for president'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he's running for the White House to "return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: 8 dead in home; generator found without gas

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill.

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jon Stewart voices support of embattled 'Daily Show' heir

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart is voicing full support for his "Daily Show" successor Trevor Noah, calling the incoming host "incredibly thoughtful and considerate and funny and smart."

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes gain in quiet trading; oil price surges

NEW YORK (AP) - Expectations that the Federal Reserve will be slow to raise interest rates following a weak jobs report last week helped send the stock market up on Monday. A jump in the price of crude oil set off a rally in energy stocks.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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