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Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart takes aim at $2B used video game market

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin signs treaty to add Crimea to map of Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States looking at $0 community college tuition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign, independent'

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a "sovereign and independent country" Monday, just hours after the strategic Black Sea peninsula declared it had broken away from Ukraine.

March 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI balks at pot background checks

SEATTLE (AP) - The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado - a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that's long been illegal under federal law.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Missing jet's pilots had firm community ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - One was passionate enough about flying to build his own flight simulator in his home. The other was a 27-year-old contemplating marriage after having just graduated to the cockpit of a Boeing 777.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College offers to pay students to take year off

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its popular Prime membership to $99 per year, an increase of $20.

March 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) - A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding - a dramatic decision that came just months after another minister was defrocked for the same reason.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin speaks tough on Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin brings down Crimea tensions; Kerry in Kiev

MOSCOW (AP) - Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court Tuesday in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev's fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Football player shot outside metro Atlanta school

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A high school football player is recovering from a gunshot wound after being hit by gunfire during a fight involving other people on the campus.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Limo firm hacked; politician, celeb data breached

An Internet security firm says a limousine software company has been hacked, exposing credit card numbers and potentially embarrassing details about close to 1 million customers, including politicians, star athletes and corporate executives.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate prepared to push major gay rights legislation past a first, big hurdle Monday as Democrats and a handful of Republicans united behind a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DHS offering help with winter heating bills

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Human Services is offering residents help with winter heating bills.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: No gun license after felony no-contest plea

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court ruling denying a state gun carry license to a man who pleaded no contest to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon nearly 20 years ago.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State, farmers face off in Vidalia onion battle

ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers are taking sides in a battle over the quality of Vidalia onions, the iconic brand grown in south Georgia that's known around the world.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia tops magazine ranking for business climate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has been selected by a national trade publication as the top state in the country to do business.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Florida, Georgia vying to stay in SEC East hunt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The winner remains in contention in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. The loser heads home with a three-game losing streak.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reinstatement of abortion law closes Texas clinics

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, intelligence officials in the two countries and Taliban militants said. The death is a major blow to the group a day after the government said it started peace talks with the militants.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman kills TSA agent at LAX, injures 2 others

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mayor in small Georgia town shot

DAWSON, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of a southwest Georgia town has been shot at his home.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected gunman in custody at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected gunman was in custody Friday following a shooting at Los Angeles airport that left multiple people wounded and disrupted flights nationwide.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jesse Jackson in Ga. to protest self-defense law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is coming to Georgia to protest the state's self-defense statute known as the stand-your-ground law.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA tries to boost black male enrollment

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia has launched a $10,000 program billed as a way to attract more black males to the student body.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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