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Senators reach deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior senators have reached agreement for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans' ability to get government-paid medical care outside Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APNewsBreak: VA health care nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


VA head resigns amid uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: Measles tally doubled in the past month

NEW YORK (AP) - Measles cases are accelerating, and in the last five months have caused more U.S. illnesses than in any entire year since 1996.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'The Weed Fairy' visits Seattle, gives out pot

SEATTLE (AP) - A woman who calls herself the "Weed Fairy" distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


41 charged in deer insurance scam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Forty-one people in Philadelphia are facing charges in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Google says workforce mostly white, male

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. About a third of the company's workforce is Asian.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Google says workforce mostly white, male

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. About a third of the company's workforce is Asian.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SF ISO ambitious charmer; SM seeks amusing looker

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who said the dating game was logical?

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Abortion doctors restrictions take root in South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic. The laws, requiring abortion doctors to have privileges to admit patients to local hospitals, could have a profound impact on women in poor and rural sections of the Bible Belt.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) - Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


First lady responds to school meal critics

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Stocks gain after encouraging US hiring news

NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging news about the U.S. jobs market trumped rising oil prices and worrying developments in Europe's simmering debt crisis on Wednesday.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas House committee approves abortion rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower as oil price climbs again

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading on a mix of worrying developments across the globe.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Showers and storms prompt flood watch in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Most of Georgia will be under a flood watch as forecasters predict that showers and storms will wash out many Fourth of July activities.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Packing a picnic for this year's 4th? $6 per head

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person.

July 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA Foundation allocates $3.3 million surplus

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia Foundation says it will be offering an additional $3.3 million for scholarships, faculty support and other initiatives in the next fiscal year.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expert: Soldier's wife died after violent struggle

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia medical examiner says a pregnant Fort Stewart soldier suffered blows to the head and struggled violently against handcuffs on her wrists before she died.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market falls after reports of Egypt turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market turned negative in early afternoon trading Tuesday on news reports of political turmoil in Egypt.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock market rises on good economic reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news about car sales, home prices and manufacturing led the stock market higher in light trading Tuesday.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man accused of having sex with Ill. teenager

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Georgia man is being held on bond after police say he had sex with a teenage girl in a southwestern Illinois motel room.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Giant panda at Atlanta zoo expecting her 4th cub

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta zoo officials say one of the zoo's giant pandas is pregnant with her fourth cub.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman kills herself, same bullet wounds ranger

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - Police say the same bullet that a woman used to kill herself accidentally struck and wounded a park ranger.

July 02, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flesh-eating disease victim receives service dog

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta woman is moving forward in her recovery from a battle with flesh-eating bacteria.

July 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Set of 130 new laws implemented in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A set of 130 new laws have gone into effect in Georgia as the 2014 fiscal year begins.

July 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Barrow looks to install panic buttons at schools

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia congressman has introduced legislation to install panic buttons at schools to silently alert police to emergencies.

July 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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