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First-time buyers face hurdles to homeownership this spring

Young people aspiring to buy their first home are already facing disappointment this year.

May 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Twists in bond market drive key rate to 5-month high

NEW YORK (AP) - A key borrowing rate shot to a five-month high Tuesday morning, as traders around the world continued to sell off big government bonds.

May 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower following weakness in Europe; AOL soars

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening lower following declines in European markets.

May 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes edge lower; crude oil price slips

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are closing moderately lower as the market comes off its best day in two months.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


George Zimmerman not seriously hurt after shooting

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for George Zimmerman says his client wasn't seriously injured after being involved in a shooting in Florida.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More than 1K people mourn 2 slain officers in Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - More than 1,000 people are attending a memorial for the two slain police officers who authorities say were gunned down in Hattiesburg over the weekend.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks barely budge in early trade following big gain Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are barely budging in early trading as the market comes off its biggest gain in two months.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fox calling an end to 'American Idol'

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mississippi city mourns 2 officers slain in weekend shooting

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - With lowered flags and prayers, a southern Mississippi city is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP-GfK Poll: Doubts on court's fairness in health law case

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people in the United States doubt that the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama's health care law.

May 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock jump the most since March following hiring gains in US

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market had its biggest gain in two months after the U.S. government reported an encouraging pickup in hiring.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Anthony Geary leaving TV's 'General Hospital'

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on "General Hospital" was the biggest moment in daytime television history, is leaving the soap opera after nearly three decades in the role.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about the NSA court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline telephone records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as Congress considers whether to continue, end or overhaul the program before June 1, when the legal provisions authorizing it expire.

May 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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1 of 2 Mass. bomb suspects dead; suburbs shut down

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.

April 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 teens plead not guilty in Ga. baby slaying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Two Georgia teenagers pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering a baby who was shot in the face during what authorities described as an attempted street robbery.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. boy hit by falling tree limb, hospitalized

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old boy has been hospitalized after being hit by a falling tree branch while he was on a school playground in Atlanta.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rescuers search ruins of Texas fertilizer plant

WEST, Texas (AP) - Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead. The accident killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attorney: Miss. man denies mailing suspected ricin

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man charged with mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market, and on Thursday his attorney said he was surprised by his arrest and maintains he is innocent.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Slight decline in early trading on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Disappointing earnings results weighed on the stock market in early trading on Thursday, following two steep drops this week.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. amputee runner raising money for bomb victims

ATLANTA (AP) - A Sandy Springs man who is a double-amputee was nearly to the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia unemployment rate drops to 8.4 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: 5 to 15 people killed in Texas explosion

WEST, Texas (AP) - Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

April 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. police Sgt. arrested in McDonalds dispute

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta police sergeant accused of pulling a gun on a customer in a McDonalds drive-thru has been arrested.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of last winter's mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall on signs of slowing global economy

NEW YORK (AP) - As evidence of a slowing global economy grows, investors are showing some caution just one week after U.S. stocks hit an all-time high.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ricin in Obama letter, odd packages scramble Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks Wednesday, and authorities chased reports of other suspicious mail at a U.S. Capitol already on edge.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds deny reports Boston suspect is arrested

BOSTON (AP) - Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer: former Atlanta schools chief is innocent

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawyer for Beverly Hall says the former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent is innocent and looks forward to having her day in court.

April 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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