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Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


An early stock market rally fizzles as oil sinks

NEW YORK (AP) - A rally on the stock market fizzled toward the end of trading as the price of oil sank.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CIA chief defends agency's Bush-era record

WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency Thursday from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspects with no security benefits to the U.S.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending and chart a new course for selected, highly shaky pension plans.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's another political victory for the popular potato.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records - 42.9 million people - have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks slump as oil price drop sinks energy sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing sharply slower as another plunge in the price of oil dragged down the energy sector.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harvard professor fights Chinese restaurant over $4

BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard Business School instructor is battling a Chinese restaurant for overcharging him $4 on a takeout order.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CBS sets Letterman's last show for May 20

NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" next May 20.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FAA issues commercial drone permits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections.

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama's immigration policy and many Democrats are displeased because it weakens the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulation of risky financial instruments.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end mostly lower; European markets sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and China.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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NFL: Beyonce not the cause of Super Bowl blackout

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't blame Beyonce for blowing the lights out at the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall after Dow's rally to 14,000

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, the first trading day after the Dow hit its highest level since the financial crisis.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate tries again to move anti-violence bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate took up the Violence Against Women Act Monday, seeking to remedy Congress' failure last year to extend and expand a law protecting women from domestic abuse while broadening its coverage to include Native Americans, gays and lesbians.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks fall after Dow's rally to 14,000

U.S. stocks backed off their breathless rally Monday, falling sharply in the first trading session after major indexes soared to post-financial crisis highs.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow ends above 14,000 for 1st time since Oct. 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time in more than five years.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow hits 14,000 for 1st time since October 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow stock market index flirted with the 14,000 line Friday, dashing above it several times throughout the morning and bringing reminders of the last time it hit that mark - almost a different era, before the financial crisis rocked the world economy.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rules would make school snacks healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. House adopts Medicaid financing fix

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a proposal that would allow the state to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid has cleared another legislative hurdle.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Army cutbacks could be painful for Ga.

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An Army report says three Georgia bases could face deep cuts in soldier and civilian jobs as the Pentagon seeks to shrink the Army's ranks by 72,000 active-duty troops by 2020.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. tornado 900 yards wide, 160 mph at its peak

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities believe a tornado swelled to 900 yards wide -- more than four times the width of the Georgia Dome -- as it tore across northwest Georgia for nearly 22 miles.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man says home invader set his house on fire

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in Atlanta's eastern suburbs were searching for a suspect after a man said a home invader set his house on fire.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gains 157K jobs; jobless rate rises to 7.9 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was stronger over the past two years than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market held steady even as economic growth sputtered.

February 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Update on school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's police chief says an armed officer working at a city middle school where a teen was shot was able to disarm the suspect moments after the shooting.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow logs best January in nearly 2 decades

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress sends bill to Obama averting govt default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Barack Obama drama-free legislation on Thursday raising the debt ceiling, averting a government default and putting off the next tax-and-spending clash between the White House and Republicans until later in the year.

January 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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