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Best-seller about journey to heaven is pulled

NEW YORK (AP) - A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama, Cameron pledge to help seek justice for Paris attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Proposal would restore wins for Penn State, Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State's football team would get back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno would be restored as the winningest coach in major college football history under a proposed agreement announced Friday.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers wasted no time in pushing through their first priority of the 2015 legislative session, but the measure had nothing to do with the state's growing deficit and giant K-12 education shortfall.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke University has canceled its plan to use the tower of its chapel for a weekly, amplified call to prayer for Muslims.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end lower after bank earnings fall

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is ending lower following weaker earnings from banks.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Mexican government Thursday began issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Belgium police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium (AP) - Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects with links to Syria in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major and imminent attack against police buildings, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Weak bank results weigh on stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Disappointing results from Bank of America, Citigroup and other companies nudged the stock market lower Thursday. Target rose after the retailer announced plans to close down its stores in Canada.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry says he's going to France to give 'a big hug to Paris'

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks that have left the city on edge.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Covington filmed 'Selma' up for Oscar

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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FBI visits home of wife of dead bombing suspect

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S&P 500 reaches new high, led by tech

NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies led the Standard & Poor's 500 index to an all-time closing high Monday.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


VA stops bonuses for disability claims executives

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal signs bill revising tourism tax break program

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that makes changes to a tax break program aimed at boosting Georgia tourism.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US loans from China at issue in debt-ceiling fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite what you may have heard, China isn't the country's biggest creditor. America is.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta mayor vows enhanced security for road race

ATLANTA (AP) - City leaders and organizers of the upcoming AJC Peachtree Road Race say they will be taking enhanced security measures for the annual race in the wake of the bombings at the Boston marathon.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Brief hearing held in suspicious letters case

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man charged with making a deadly poison sent to President Barack Obama and others was ordered held without bond until a hearing later this week when prosecutors are expected to describe what evidence they have against him

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pa. abortion doc co-defendant argues case unproven

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for the co-defendant of a Philadelphia abortion doctor says prosecutors didn't prove their case against her.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Canada dismemberment trial set for fall 2014

MONTREAL (AP) - The trial of a former porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to Canadian political parties will begin in September 2014.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgians make pilgrimage to girl's tombstone

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - One by one they came on foot, a steady stream of pilgrims, from shortly after dawn and continuing until the clouds closed in, threatening to send showers washing over the mildew-stained gravestones at Marietta City Cemetery.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks up in early trading as spending rises

NEW YORK (AP) - A pair of encouraging economic reports helped propel the stock market up in early trading on Monday.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


James Bond studio to open 1st US facility in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The British film studio home to the James Bond franchise announced plans Monday for its first U.S. movie production facility at a site near Atlanta.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Storms drop quarter-sized hail, topple trees

ATLANTA (AP) - Residents were cleaning up after Sunday thunderstorms dropped large hail and toppled trees, damaging cars and homes in several Georgia counties.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products

NEW YORK (AP) - They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge overturns Ga. man's murder conviction

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A judge has thrown out a murder conviction for a man who has served 12 years in prison for the crime.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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