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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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Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for an attack on fellow unarmed soldiers. The sentence also was one that Hasan appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Landmark business near Lake Lanier catches fire

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - The family that operates the Dam Store, a local landmark on the south end of the Lake Lanier, was able to escape a fire that broke out at the business on Buford Dam Road northeast of Atlanta.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Simpsons' creator finds funny in his cancer fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since word got out about Sam Simon's cancer, this co-creator of "The Simpsons" and fervent philanthropist has heard from many people online asking to help rid him of his sizable wealth.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Environmental regulator backs easing Ga. hog rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top environmental regulator said he supports allowing farmers to raise more hogs before they face stricter pollution rules.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student struck, killed by vehicles outside school

MONROE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a high school student was killed after being struck by three vehicles in front of his school in Walton County.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fewer school districts promoting junk food, soda

ATLANTA (AP) - There's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff's officials bust dog fighting ring

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say 27 dogs have been rescued from a dogfighting ring.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff's officials bust dog fighting ring

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say 27 dogs have been rescued from a dogfighting ring.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia city backs off on mandatory gun ownership

NELSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia city is backing off its ordinance requiring gun ownership.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. metal thieves target car and truck batteries

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say metal thieves are targeting auto batteries in Georgia.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Teen co-defendant says 18-year-old shot baby

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The 15-year-old co-defendant of a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia pointed at the 18-year-old in court and said he was the shooter.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UPS to end health coverage for some spouses

DALLAS (AP) - United Parcel Service Inc. is ending health-insurance benefits for employees' spouses who can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change on the new health-care law.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Intruder found at Lopez's Hamptons estate

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an intruder had been living for a week on Jennifer Lopez's property in the Hamptons while she was away.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. deer hunting registration deadline approaching

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are reminding hunters that the deadline to apply for deer season is quickly approaching.

August 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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