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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


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Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord.

July 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sculptor Andy Davis has died after Georgia crash

ATLANTA (AP) - The artist selected to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds died Sunday after a weekend crash involving a suspected drunken driver, a coroner said. Andy Davis was 53.

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama commutes sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday, including 14 who were sentenced to life in prison, saying "their punishments didn't fit the crime."

July 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly indefinitely.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Omar Sharif, of "Doctor Zhivago," "Lawrence of Arabia," dies

CAIRO (AP) - Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died Friday. He was 83.

July 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S.C.'governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.

July 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on Confederate flag ban on federal cemeteries

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can briefly decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.

July 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NYSE resumes trading following outage of more than 3 hours

NEW YORK (AP) - Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Taco Bell starting delivery service

NEW YORK (AP) - Getting your Taco Bell fix may soon get a whole lot easier.

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man discovered living with 2 deer inside home

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Officials say a West Virginia man had been keeping two deer in captivity at his home for at least a year.

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Subway spokesman's home raided

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest: F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina:

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man breaks into Berlin restaurant, drinks Tabasco

BERLIN (AP) - A man is in hot water after allegedly stealing a bicycle, pitching it through a Berlin restaurant window, then entering and quaffing half a bottle of Tabasco sauce - telling authorities he was thirsty.

July 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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