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Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."

March 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

LONDON (AP) - Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

March 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jet crashes in Alps with 150 aboard; no survivors expected

PARIS (AP) - A passenger jet carrying at 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no survivors were expected.

March 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season.

March 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cruz kicks off presidential campaign

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Lest there be any doubts that Sen. Ted Cruz will be aggressively courting cultural conservatives, look at where the Republican chose to begin his 2016 presidential campaign Monday: the flagship campus of the nation's largest Christian university.

March 23, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI awaits autopsy in hanging of black man in Mississippi

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff said Friday that a black man found hanging from a tree did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died.

March 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stranger lures pregnant woman, cuts out her baby

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman advertising baby clothes on Craigslist lured a pregnant stranger to her Colorado home and then stabbed her in the belly and took out her unborn child, police say.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock market sinks as price of crude oil resumes a slide

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market drifted lower in Thursday trading, giving up some of its gains from the day before. Another plunge in oil prices yanked Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other energy companies down.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


PSU president: Frat posting of nude pictures sad, offensive

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The president of Penn State University says a fraternity's Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women is both sad and "very offensive."

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed drops 'patient' in describing timing for first rate hike

The Federal Reserve is signaling that it's edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows in light of a strengthening job market. The Fed no longer says it will be "patient" in starting to raise its benchmark rate.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trump launching presidential exploratory committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower ahead of Federal Reserve statement

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened lower Wednesday ahead of the conclusion of a key Federal Reserve meeting. Investors are waiting to see whether policymakers signal that they are considering raising interest rates for the first time in almost a decade later this year. Oil continued to slide, weighing on energy stocks.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP offers $3.8T budget that boosts defense, cuts elsewhere

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

March 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed rate hike expectations shake up stocks, bonds and dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - Interest rates could soon rise in the U.S. for the first time in almost a decade, and that's shaking up financial markets.

March 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Justices consider Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Affirmative action opponents persuaded Michigan voters to outlaw any consideration of race after the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Historians put an asterisk on US debt claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - You hear a perfect record cited over and over in the debt limit debate: The United States has never defaulted. Better put an asterisk by that.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reid: Progress made to resolve political stalemate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House to press for an end to the impasse.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about China's new aged care law

Elderly parents in China can now sue their grown children for both financial and emotional support.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man pleads guilty in 'sextortion' scheme

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a "sextortion" scheme that targeted teenage girls.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


General in charge of nuclear missiles is fired

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles on Friday, just two days after a Navy admiral with top nuclear weapons responsibilities was sacked. Both men are caught up in investigations of alleged personal misconduct, adding to a cascade of turmoil inside the nation's nuclear weapons force.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton reunite on new duet

ASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three decades after their unforgettable team up on "Islands in the Stream," Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have a new duet out on Rogers' latest album.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gingrey to report $2.5M in cash for Ga. Senate bid

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey will report $2.5 million in cash on hand as he campaigns for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. officials to connect veterans with employers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting events in five cities throughout the state to connect veterans with employers who are looking for skilled workers.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mayor: No need to consider changing Braves name

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he thinks the Atlanta Braves name should be kept, and that he has friends who are American Indians and they haven't objected to it.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Corn harvest above expectations due to weather

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all but an ill-fated attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said in a report issued Thursday.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Parents deliver baby in ambulance on Ga. highway

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple had to deliver their baby themselves in the back of an ambulance rolling down Interstate 285.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP leaders seek short-term debt extension

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner planned to ask fractious Republican lawmakers on Thursday to support a six-week extension of the government's ability to borrow money, even as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress of "irrevocable damage" that an unprecedented federal default would risk.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen military soldiers, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

October 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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