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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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Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible Monday.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia jury finds Sneiderman guilty of 9 counts

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia jury found Andrea Sneiderman guilty of nine counts in her trial on charges including false statements and perjury Monday afternoon.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flash flood watch expanded as more rain expected

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service is expanding a flash flood watch that now covers most of Georgia.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CIA document maps Area 51, but no mention of UFOs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.

August 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Woman awarded $2M in surgical mesh trial in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A federal jury in West Virginia has awarded a Georgia woman $2 million in damages in a lawsuit involving surgical mesh pelvic repair products.

August 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff found not guilty in racketeering trial

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A jury hearing the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has found him not guilty of more than 20 charges of theft and giving false statements.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Warnings of slower sales drive US stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Warnings of weaker sales from two major companies and concern that the Federal Reserve could ease off its support for the economy sent the stock market spiraling lower Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


British stuntman dies in wingsuit mishap in Alps

GENEVA (AP) - The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wingsuit.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline for dove quota hunt in Ga. nears

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials say Thursday is the deadline for those planning to apply for a dove quota hunt at one of the state's public dove fields.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's jobless rate increases to 8.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has risen to 8.8 percent.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School principal faces child molestation charges

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say the principal of a private Lutheran school faces charges of child molestation.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cops dealing Doritos at post-legalization Hempfest

SEATTLE (AP) - A few things will be different at this year's Hempfest, the 22-year-old summer "protestival" on Seattle's waterfront where tens of thousands of revelers gather to use dope openly, listen to music and gaze at the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man accused of trying to grab child found shot

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a man who tried grabbing a child being walked to school by their mother was shot soon afterward.

August 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atheist texts delivered to Georgia state park

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A member of a national atheist group says he is distributing atheist literature to several state parks in Georgia.

August 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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