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Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Va. gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Take off your clothes to make it in TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hamas rockets end 12-hour truce

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | KARIN LAUB, Associated Press IAN DEITCH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman shot, killed by police south of Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Henry County police officer shot and killed a woman in Hampton, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man run over by own truck during road rage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Human trafficking notices debut in Georgia

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The issue of human trafficking is getting increased exposure in Augusta and across the state with a new law that went into effect this month.

September 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Health law online sign-up delayed for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Small businesses seeking to buy health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will have to wait a couple of months before they can complete the process online, administration officials said Thursday in the latest delay of the high-stakes rollout.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amber Tamblyn shakes up season 11 of CBS' 'Men'

NEW YORK (AP) - Amber Tamblyn plays Charlie Harper's previously unknown daughter, Jenny, on the 11th season of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," premiering Thursday night.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hip-hop extends support to famed DJ Mister Cee

ATLANTA (AP) - When DJ Mister Cee - one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality - confessed in a tearful interview to having same-sex encounters with transvestite prostitutes, one of most vulnerable moments came when he worried if his admission might hurt him: "Am I still going to be looked at the same way?"

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in August, Georgia labor officials said.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. soldier to face court-martial in wife's death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An Army soldier accused of funding an anti-government militia group with more than $500,000 in insurance and benefit payments from the death of his pregnant wife will face a court-martial on charges that he murdered her, Fort Stewart officials said Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


USPS seeks increase in cost of stamps, to 49 cents

WASHINGTON (AP) - It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

Why are you so sad?" a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cruz ends talkathon, Senate heads toward vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz ended his all-night talkathon to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law after 21 hours and 19 minutes as the Senate pushed ahead to a test vote Wednesday on a bill to avert a government shutdown.

September 25, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

September 25, 2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. angler reels in relic from prehistoric past

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A giant fish captured in Lake Lanier is a reminder of the monster fish that lurk in the depths of Georgia's lakes.

September 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pay restored to suspended Ga. police chief

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Grantville city officials have voted to restore pay for a police chief who was suspended after visiting Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

September 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY city's dead skunk depot stinks up neighborhood

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Residents of a Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood plagued by skunk odors now know what caused the stink: Trapped critters that were shot and stored at a shuttered police station.

September 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wild boars roam streets, scare people near Atlanta

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Some parents fear sending their children to a school bus stop in an Atlanta suburb, saying wild boars have been spotted roaming in a subdivision.

September 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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