<p>BOSTON (AP) - It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles into the Atlantic Ocean as part of his work to track currents.
<p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama tells a non-denominational gathering of political leaders that freedom of religion across the world is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. diplomacy.
<p> <p>SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - G.I. Joe is turning 50.
<p> <p>SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead last year inside a rolled-up gym mat at school are suing the funeral home that handled his body.
<p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.
<div> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark for its decision to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores. </div>
<p>Investors took advantage of lower prices to buy stocks, lifting the U.S. market on Tuesday in relatively light trading.
<p>NEW YORK (AP) - It has been 10 years since a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online.
<p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Several million American workers will reduce their hours on the job or leave the workforce entirely because of incentives built into President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for the nation's farmers to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.
<p>For stock investors, February is starting out just as rough as January.
<p> <p>NEW YORK (AP) - He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.
<p> <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls' bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that's believed to be the first of its kind.
<p>BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.
<p>FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Several investors in metro Atlanta have announced plans to build what would be the largest film studio complex in Georgia.
<p> <div> <p>PHOENIX (AP) - The woman charged with killing her lover in the shower of his Arizona home described Thursday how he made repeated sexual advances all while converting her into the Mormon faith during the early stages of their stormy romance. </div>
<p>MONTROSE, Ga. (AP) - More than two dozen vehicles collided in a fiery pileup on a Georgia interstate on Wednesday morning, killing at least three people and leaving 12 others hurt, an emergency official said.
<div> <p>NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower on Wall Street as the latest round of earnings reports failed to give investors an impetus to push the market's recent rally forward. </div>
<div> <p>IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May. </div>
<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.</span>
<div> <p>ATLANTA (AP) - Home Depot Inc. said Wednesday that it will hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for this year's spring selling season - up from about 70,000 a year ago. It cited expectations of sales growth. </div>
<p>PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager to buy time and avoid economic pain, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to pass targeted short-term spending cuts and higher taxes as a way to put off sweeping, automatic cuts that would slice deeply into military and domestic programs starting March 1.
<p>MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - By all accounts, a 5-year-old in Alabama endured an unforgettable horror: Held for a week in a closet-size bunker underground, a captive of a volatile killer, his only comforts a Hot Wheels car and other treats passed to him by officers.
<div> <p>SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia officials on Tuesday ordered February execution dates for two inmates, a day after the state Supreme Court upheld a switch to a new drug used in lethal injections. </div>
<p> <p>NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market bounced back Tuesday following a surge in U.S. home prices and signs of recovery in Europe's economy. Strong earnings reports also helped power the gains.
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' struggles to redefine their party are intensifying, as tea party insurgents and establishment Republicans vie to control congressional primaries, and GOP leaders try to expand their focus beyond the deficit.
<p>ATLANTA (AP) - The interim director of the Fulton County elections board has denied allegations that her staff tampered with voter records after the presidential race in November.
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington's new focus on gun control.