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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since March 2008.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, including a loving letter to his wife and a job application for his terrorist network.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes edge lower; Etsy sinks after posting loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are edging mostly lower in midday trading as investors look over some disappointing company results.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock market drifts following latest record highs

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes drifted Tuesday, a day after the market hit its latest record high. Major markets in Europe rallied after a European Central Bank official said the bank would step up its stimulus program.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn millions in speaking fees would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill moving forward in the House.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A weak open for US stocks following latest record highs

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging mostly lower in early trading as the market comes off its latest record high.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Disney World tells riders to stop using selfie sticks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Disney World is looking to crack down on guests who use selfie sticks on rides at the park.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Squatters evicted: 40,000 bees removed from NYC home

NEW YORK (AP) - It wasn't a monster making a ruckus under the floor of a New York City bedroom. But it was still a bit scary.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks close higher for a third day; Dow, S&P at records

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market crept to a record high in a quiet session on Monday.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the use of militarized gear by local police departments can give the public the feeling that law enforcement is like "an occupying force."

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Battle over Florida boy's circumcision enters federal court

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Arguments that a Florida boy's impending circumcision amounts to a constitutional issue are being seen with skepticism as a federal judge weighs whether to proceed with the case.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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