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Clinton meets face-to-face with Benghazi committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came face-to-face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the Sept. 11 ...

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

An early gain for stocks, driven by strong company earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are moving higher in early trading after some encouraging results from McDonald's, eBay and other companies.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

It's time for 'Back to the Future' Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The future is today - if "Back to the Future" is to be believed.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House ...

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Democrats bring gun debate back to presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - After 15 years of a virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics, Democrats are talking again.

October 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Government to require registration of most drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will require the registration of most drone aircraft to help track operators who flout safety rules and to encourage greater accountability ...

October 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama will focus on criminal justice reforms in coming weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'll travel the country in the coming weeks to encourage changes to the nation's criminal justice system ...

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

BETHELEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hastert attorney says former speaker intends to plead guilty

CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for Dennis Hastert told a federal judge Thursday that the former House speaker intends to plead guilty in a federal hush-money ...

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks drop; Wal-Mart slumps on weak guidance

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors assessed the latest earnings reports. Wal-Mart fell sharply after the company said ...

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks climb in early trading, led by energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks continued to rally on Wednesday, helped by rising oil prices and energy stocks. Yum Brands plunged after cutting its profit forecast ...

October 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Report: More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed.

October 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open higher; Twitter, GE among early gainers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, led by gains in the energy sector as the price of oil turns higher.

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US hiring slowed in September as global economy weakened

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers cut back sharply on hiring in September and added fewer jobs in July and August than previously thought - a sour ...

October 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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After tough January, stock extend slide

For stock investors, February is starting out just as rough as January.

February 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Philip Seymour Hoffman fans mourn, tout his talent

NEW YORK (AP) - He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.

February 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Maine court rules in favor of transgender pupil

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls' bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that's believed to be the first of its kind.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US prosecutors seek execution of marathon suspect

BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Farm bill passes House after years of disagreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Republicans say Obama can't do much without them

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a divided government without them.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Cities rolled out snow plows that hardly ever leave the garage, a hardware store sold feed scoops for use as snow shovels and alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp burrowed into mud to stay warm Tuesday as a winter storm brought snow, ice and brutal cold to the Deep South, a part of the country more accustomed to hurricanes.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

President's State of the Union tonight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties and the balance of power in Congress.

January 28, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter. Five people were injured, none seriously.

January 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stock Market down again

Fear is back in the market. Investors are fretting about China's growth, a plunge in Argentina's peso and the profit outlook for U.S. companies.

January 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks fall on US earnings, weak China report

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are falling broadly Thursday after earnings and forecasts from several companies disappointed investors. A survey from China, a major driver of global growth, suggested that manufacturing in the world's second-largest economy was contracting.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Court struggles with restitution for child porn

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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