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Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday amid a furor over racial identity that erupted when her parents came forward to say she has been posing as black for years when she is actually white.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After 6 months, Jeb Bush ready for '16

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeb Bush is ready to launch a Republican presidential bid months in the making on Monday by asserting his commitment to the "most vulnerable in our society," an approach targeting the broader American electorate even as he faces questions about his policies from conservatives in his own party.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House rejects Obama on trade authority

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House derailed a high-profile trade bill on Friday in a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iowa Republicans ending straw poll, a tradition born in 1979

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Republican straw poll, once a staple campaign event for GOP presidential candidates, is vanishing because of waning interest from 2016 hopefuls and questions about its relevancy.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search for escaped murderers enters 7th day in northern NY

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) - Squads of law enforcement officers on Friday began a seventh day of trying to track down two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York and could be hiding out in swampy terrain swarming with blood-sucking insects.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end higher, building on gains of a day earlier

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing higher, building on a big gain from the day before.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest on prison escape: Search dogs caught scent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says bloodhounds caught the scent of two escaped killers, leading searchers to a rural area a few miles from an upstate New York prison.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

LONDON (AP) - Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


27 of Einstein's personal letters going on auction block

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters involving topics such as God, his son's geometry studies, even a little toy steam engine an uncle gave him when he was a boy.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Body of American killed fighting IS handed over to family

BEIRUT (AP) - The body of an American who died fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria was handed over on Thursday to his family at a Turkish border crossing, a Kurdish official said.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Walker takes on higher education in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Four years after taking union rights away from teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker now wants to strip job protections for University of Wisconsin professors in a move he likens to the 2011 law that made him a national figure and set up his expected presidential run.

June 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Chimps enjoy fermented palm sap, get drunk off it

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Chimpanzees in West Africa get inebriated during lengthy "drinking sessions" featuring the fermented sap of palm trees - normally used to make palm wine - according to a new study published Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NTSB says Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident that killed eight and injured about 200.

June 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks drift mostly lower; Treasury rates rise

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower, extending a weak streak for the market.

June 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Obama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

NEW YORK (AP) - A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes open on a soft note, continuing declines

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening April on a weak note, continuing their downward trajectory from the day before.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes extend slide in early trading

U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Wednesday, extending losses from the day before. A report indicating that U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring last month weighed on the market. Oil prices rose.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

OS ANGELES (AP) - Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about GM's revamped Chevy Malibu

NEW YORK (AP) - General Motors tries again to gain traction in the popular midsize car segment with the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at the New York International Auto Show. Based on looks the car should be up to the task, but there are a lot of buyers out there consistently loyal to midsize heavyweights Toyota Camry and Honda Accord no matter what the competition shows off.

April 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) - Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move lower a day after big jum

Major U.S. stock indexes veered lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, on course for their first decline in two days. Traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open slightly lower a day after a big jump

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower following a big advance the day before.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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