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Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

BELL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record - he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son - killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.

September 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Isakson-backed sunscreen bill advances

A Senate committee today unanimously passed legislation by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., that seeks to address a regulatory backlog that is blocking U.S. consumers from access to innovative sunscreens widely available in the rest of the world.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Food stamp cuts to only hit 4 states

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other previously suspended players to return to their teams this week.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US military to send 3,000 to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hagel, Dempsey defend US plan to target extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings less than a week after he was charged with child abuse for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Court upholds murder conviction in Santa attack

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a murder conviction and life prison sentence for a man accused of fatally attacking a woman while he was dressed as Santa Claus.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hagel nomination unnerves some in Israel

ERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. secretary of defense is causing jitters in Israel, where some circles view the former Nebraska senator as unsympathetic or even hostile.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early results of teacher evaluations skewed

ATLANTA (AP) - A state report says ratings of about 5,800 Georgia teachers were skewed, with less than one percent of teachers classified as ineffective and one in five getting the top rating of exemplary.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NHL looking toward 48-game season

TORONTO (AP) - The NHL will most likely play a 48-game season after its new labor agreement is ratified.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama taps homeland security aide to head CIA

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

BEND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: judges can't OK wiretaps outside circuit

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court says superior court judges can't issue warrants for wiretaps outside of their judicial circuits.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Power seeks to shut down some units

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power executives say they will ask state regulators for approval to shut down some operations across the state, including some coal-fired generating units.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Di

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't overturn a Georgia law banning firearms in churches and other places of worship.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court rejects Medicare challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bank of America in $10B-plus mortgage settlement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America says it will spend more than $10 billion to settle mortgage claims resulting from the housing meltdown.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court upholds convictions in Heidt slayings

TLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of an Effingham County man convicted of killing his father and brother after the suspect had an affair with his brother's wife.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McChrystal regrets magazine flap was career-killer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal says he was "completely surprised" by the uproar that followed publication of a Rolling Stone article featuring derogatory comments attributed to his staff about the Obama administration.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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