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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since March 2008.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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US adds 211K jobs in November, jobless rate steady at 5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows later this month.

December 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Miami introduces Mark Richt as its new football coach

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami has announced Mark Richt's hiring as the Hurricanes' new football coach.

December 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Miami reaches agreement with Richt to coach Canes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Mark Richt is going back to where his college career began.

December 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher in early trade; euro gains against dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening modestly higher as several companies reported solid earnings.

December 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14 dead, more than a dozen wounded in California shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - As many as three gunmen believed to be wearing military-style gear opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than a dozen others, authorities said.

December 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Serial robbers targeting Atlanta-area Wal-Mart stores

ATLANTA (AP) - The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying those responsible for a series of armed robberies at Atlanta-area Wal-Marts.

December 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police shooting in downtown Atlanta leaves 1 man dead

ATLANTA (AP) - Police officers ducked behind cars as gunshots whizzed through a busy part of downtown Atlanta, where authorities say the gunbattle killed a South Carolina man.

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in US

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Canadian college student has pleaded guilty to smuggling or attempting to smuggle thousands of turtles from southeastern Michigan, more than a year after he was caught at a border crossing with 51 snappers taped to his body.

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals about the strength of the holiday shopping season failed to impress. Investors are focusing on central banks in Europe and the U.S., which are going in different directions on interest rate policy.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials expect record-breaking travel at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are projecting a record-breaking day in traveling at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin

BALTIMORE (AP) - In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people, including a police officer, authorities and neighbors said.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Subway spokesman pleads guilty to child porn, sex crimes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography and sex crime charges, telling the judge he understood that he would likely go to prison.

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected Paris mastermind, cousin died in raid

PARIS (AP) - The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, French officials said Thursday, adding it was still not clear exactly how he died.

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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