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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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US stocks open lower after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Doctor describes pulling Harrison Ford from plane wreckage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) - Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


6 patients, 6 donors prepare for rare kidney swap chain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open slightly higher, breaking a two-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening higher, breaking a two-day losing streak, as investors were encouraged by some positive earnings news.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US productivity falls at faster pace, labor costs rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor costs rose at a faster rate.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row, pulling the market further below record highs reached earlier this week.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower as market heads for a second loss

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening lower, putting the market on track for a second day of losses.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McDonald's to use chicken without certain antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officer shot and killed in 'ambush' outside Atlanta

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - A Fulton County police officer was shot and killed Wednesday in what authorities describe as an ambush.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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