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Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood never saw combat during a deployment to Iraq and had shown no apparent risk of violence before gunning down fellow service members on the same military base that was the scene of an infamous 2009 mass shooting, authorities said Thursday.

April 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.

April 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court loosens reins on big campaign donors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.

April 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman kills 3 at Ford Hood

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

April 02, 2014 | Will Weissert, Associated Press Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP's small-state edge boosts its Senate hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans' habit of sorting themselves into Republican and Democratic regions is rewarding GOP Senate candidates because of their success in small conservative states.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal.

April 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds may pull funding over Ga. food stamp problems

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal officials are threatening to cut off up to $76 million in administrative funding if Georgia doesn't make big changes to its food stamp system.

March 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama, Francis find common ground, sharp divisions

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Sharp differences over abortion and birth control surfaced as President Barack Obama held his first meeting Thursday with Pope Francis, even as the president sought to emphasize common ground issues like economic inequality during a much-anticipated Vatican visit.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jet search cut short; new satellite spots objects

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the hunt for possible debris fields from the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search

PERTH, Australia (AP) - A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have."

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HHS grants extra time to enroll for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration has announced.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court seems divided over birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers' religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Texas and Oklahoma in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Report: States force jobless to pay needless fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jobless Americans are paying millions in unnecessary fees to collect unemployment benefits because of state policies encouraging them to get the money through bank-issued payment cards, according to a new report from a consumer group.

January 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks close mixed on uneven economic signals

U.S. stocks meandered between small gains and losses Monday, cooling off after a rally that had pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007. Encouraging news about manufacturing provided an early boost, but stocks fell later after a report on the pace of home sales fell short of expectations.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Money fears vs. real benefits in Medicaid choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama thinks his health care law makes states an offer they can't refuse.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Defense set in gruesome Ariz. boyfriend slaying

PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias was adamant at first. She said she knew nothing about her lover's death, didn't slit his throat, stab him nearly 30 times or put a bullet in his forehead.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


University of Ga. provost sole president finalist

ATLANTA (AP) - University of Georgia Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jere Morehead has been named as the sole finalist for the school's president, state officials announced Monday.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate nears vote on $50.5B bill for Sandy victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal areas in much of the Northeast, the Senate moved Monday toward passing a $50.5 billion emergency package of relief and recovery aid after House Republicans stripped it of spending unrelated to disasters.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


They're back: J. C. Penney adds sales

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is bringing back sales.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama asks police to help pass gun legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama kept up pressure on Congress Monday to pass tough new gun legislation, seeking help from law enforcement leaders in three communities that have suffered the horrors of mass shootings.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Ga Lottery execs received large payments

ATLANTA (AP) - Top Georgia Lottery executives received large payouts and raises despite a law mean to curb bonuses.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge up after strong Caterpillar earns

U.S. stocks fell Monday morning, backing off a rally that had pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007. The modest decline occurred despite of encouraging signs about the manufacturing sector, a key driver of economic growth.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Strong storms expected in Georgia on Wednesday

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say severe storms are possible across much of Georgia in the coming week, bringing the possibility of tornadoes to the state.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senators reach agreement on immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. historic site trims fence that's killing deer

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Outside the ruins of Georgia's oldest surviving colonial estate, a wrought iron fence that has stood for a century is getting the sharp points atop its pickets trimmed off after park managers were finding too many deer impaled on the spikes.

January 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Angry protests, clashes on Egypt anniversary

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptians delivered an angry backlash against President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood on Friday, marking the second anniversary of the start of the country's revolution with tens of thousands filling major squares and streets around the country to call for a new regime change.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Exxon passes Apple as most valuable company

NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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