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Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday amid a furor over racial identity that erupted when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 6 months, Jeb Bush ready for '16

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeb Bush is ready to launch a Republican presidential bid months in the making on Monday by asserting his commitment to the "most vulnerable in our society," an approach targeting the broader American electorate even as he faces questions about his policies from conservatives in his own party.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House rejects Obama on trade authority

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House derailed a high-profile trade bill on Friday in a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iowa Republicans ending straw poll, a tradition born in 1979

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Republican straw poll, once a staple campaign event for GOP presidential candidates, is vanishing because of waning interest from 2016 hopefuls and questions about its relevancy.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search for escaped murderers enters 7th day in northern NY

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) - Squads of law enforcement officers on Friday began a seventh day of trying to track down two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York and could be hiding out in swampy terrain swarming with blood-sucking insects.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end higher, building on gains of a day earlier

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing higher, building on a big gain from the day before.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest on prison escape: Search dogs caught scent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says bloodhounds caught the scent of two escaped killers, leading searchers to a rural area a few miles from an upstate New York prison.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

LONDON (AP) - Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


27 of Einstein's personal letters going on auction block

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters involving topics such as God, his son's geometry studies, even a little toy steam engine an uncle gave him when he was a boy.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Body of American killed fighting IS handed over to family

BEIRUT (AP) - The body of an American who died fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria was handed over on Thursday to his family at a Turkish border crossing, a Kurdish official said.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Walker takes on higher education in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Four years after taking union rights away from teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker now wants to strip job protections for University of Wisconsin professors in a move he likens to the 2011 law that made him a national figure and set up his expected presidential run.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Chimps enjoy fermented palm sap, get drunk off it

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Chimpanzees in West Africa get inebriated during lengthy "drinking sessions" featuring the fermented sap of palm trees - normally used to make palm wine - according to a new study published Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NTSB says Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident that killed eight and injured about 200.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift mostly lower; Treasury rates rise

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower, extending a weak streak for the market.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Stocks trade flat after mixed earnings results

NEW YORK (AP) - A mix of good and bad quarterly earnings news from big U.S. companies kept the stock market flipping between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Tuesday.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bar employee opening business finds dead body

ATLANTA (AP) - A bar employee in Atlanta made a grisly discovery when he arrived to open the business: A man's body just outside the entrance.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrat Michelle Nunn enters Ga.'s US Senate race

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia emerged as a battleground state Monday in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate as Democrat Michelle Nunn announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republican contenders and setting off what will likely be a fiercely contested and costly race.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. withdraws from standardized testing consortium

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has withdrawn from a consortium tasked with creating standardized tests aligned with Common Core curriculum, state officials announced Monday.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Food stamp rolls swell in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The number of people relying on food stamps in Georgia is rising.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio woman's sentence includes Christmases in jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio judge has ordered a woman to spend the next five Christmases in jail as part of her sentence for issuing state ID cards and driver's licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) - Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Palace: Kate gives birth to a baby boy

LONDON (AP) - Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rescuers find missing jet skier on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy who disappeared while on a jet ski in Lake Hartwell has been found safe.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair - making her fight for survival seem a bit easier.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. agency offers registered boaters free fishing

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources is offering birthday gifts to Georgia anglers.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Scientists are predicting a large mosquito population in Georgia during the next few weeks.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prince William's wife, Kate, in labor

LONDON (AP) - Prince William's wife, Kate, is in labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday.

July 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 elderly sisters, sister-in-law reunited

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Three elderly sisters and their sister-in-law are sharing their common life experiences once again after being reunited at a Duluth care center.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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