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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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Obama asks 'soul searching' after Martin shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Grappling with the Trayvon Martin case in the most personal of terms, President Barack Obama said Friday it's time for Americans to search their souls on race and look for ways to move forward after the shooting and trial in Florida.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tech slump leads US stocks back from records

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a bad day for technology stocks Friday.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Youth campers recover after 17 hurt in bus crash

HATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) - Young people involved in a youth ministry program in the north Georgia mountains are recovering at their camp after a bus crashed on Fort Mountain, sending 17 people to hospitals with mostly minor injuries.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. police use federal grant for car tag scanners

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in two Cobb County jurisdictions say they've used federal grant money to install automatic license plate readers they use to scan and store hundreds of car tags in a database.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. outlet mall opens, creates traffic gridlock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A new outlet mall northwest of Atlanta is creating traffic gridlock on a nearby interstate.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Newborn giant panda cubs thriving on mother's milk

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta officials say a pair of twin newborn Giant Panda cubs are gaining weight because they are nursing well with their mother.

July 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Would-be mermaid banned from Fla. pool

LITHIA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman has been banned from swimming in her community's pool because she wants to wear a mermaid tail.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GA judge grants inmate temporary stay of execution

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has granted death row inmate Warren Lee Hill a temporary stay of execution, and attorneys for the state say they plan to appeal the injunction in the state Supreme Court.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Internet shows its muscle by making Emmy history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmy Awards are television's biggest celebration of itself, but this year's ceremony will face an intruder: "House of Cards," the first online series to nab a top nomination with its best drama series bid Thursday.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Perry signs sweeping Texas abortion restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the state's clinics that provide the procedure, a final step for the Republican-backed measure after weeks of sometimes raucous protests at the state Capitol.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. public transit agency holding job fair

ATLANTA (AP) - The law enforcement branch of Atlanta's public transit agency is holding a job fair this weekend.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hill's attorneys in court as execution date looms

ATLANTA (AP) - Attorneys for death row inmate Warren Lee Hill will be back in court to challenge the constitutionality of a Georgia law prohibiting the release of information on where the state acquired its supply of a lethal injection drug.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia jobless rate rises to 8.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June.

July 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How to tell signs of dementia from normal aging

BOSTON (AP) - New studies suggest that noticing you are having memory or thinking problems could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association lists these 10 warning signs, plus advice on how to tell them from normal age-related changes:

July 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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