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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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Arrests in Alabama dog fighting probe grow

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The number of people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation has grown to 13.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. high court rules in favor of charter schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has upheld a Fulton County court ruling that bars Atlanta Public Schools from using tax dollars to pay for its pension obligations before distributing a share of the money to local charter schools.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Planetarium stars spell love for Georgia couple

MACON, Ga. (AP) - The way the stars aligned inside a Macon planetarium caught a 22-year-old college student by surprise.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Adult stores robbed 13 times since April

ATLANTA (AP) - Police are searching for a suspect in more than a dozen robberies of an adult store's metro Atlanta locations.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Money for town with anti-discrimination ordinance

VICCO, Ky. (AP) - Eight months after this tiny Appalachian town took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that hoopla has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a place that had long seemed past its prime.

September 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. community colleges get $5.6 million in grants

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia community colleges have been awarded $5.68 million from the Obama administration to expand partnerships with local employers.

September 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fire destroys 1 home and damages at least 3 others

LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two adults and three children were able to escape from their burning home in Loganville when they smelled smoke.

September 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Princeton University hopes cups curb meningitis

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University is distributing 5,000 cups that encourage students not to share their beverages as a way to curb the spread of meningitis and promote safe drinking.

September 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gov. Deal: No tampering in ethics probe

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting accusations that his inner circle tampered with a wide-ranging investigation into his use of campaign money.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pa. man charged with DUI on riding lawn mower

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer - on a riding lawn mower.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.7 percent.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Giant pet tortoise escapes from owners in NE Ga.

CARLTON, Ga. (AP) - A low-speed chase is underway for a 50-pound pet tortoise that escaped from its owners in northeast Georgia.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mom charged with killing children asks for death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A woman charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in the midst of a custody dispute asked a judge for the death penalty Tuesday during her first court appearance since her arrest.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14-year-old abducted in Ga. home invasion

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - In an apparent random home invasion, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted a 14-year-old girl and killed the family dog, authorities in the Atlanta area said.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Starbucks says guns unwelcome, though not banned

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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