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Ag industry seeks to create right to farm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

July 10, 2014 | DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Disabled often banned from voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama aims to shift border crisis political debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Udall skipping Obama fundraiser for his campaign

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall - but the candidate, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, won't be by his side.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP-GfK Poll: Most voters choose a political party

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pope: Bishops will be accountable for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors and begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors.

July 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


John Williams to debut new version of US anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) - American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


you can watch tonight

BOSTON (AP) - The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show, one of the city's signature events, has been moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Three people, including the director, have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew working on a movie about rocker Gregg Allman in southeast Georgia.

July 03, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US employers added robust 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. This new law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; It ended school, work and public facility discrimination, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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N.C. vote shows gay marriage still divisive

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faced mounting pressure Wednesday to express support for same-sex marriage after a setback for gay-rights advocates in North Carolina.

May 09, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Where Wild Things Are' author dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood.

May 08, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks lower after Euro. elections

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening mostly lower after angry voters in Greece and France rejected painful budget cuts.

May 07, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Al-Qaida releases video of hostage

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

May 07, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supermoon due tonight

NEW YORK - The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.

May 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. hiring slows w/ 115K Jobs Added

(WASHINGTON) - U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, a sobering reminder that the economy remains weak.

May 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vogue moves to limit too-young,skinny models

NEW YORK - Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in.

May 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military commanders warned to get troops in line

WASHINGTON (AP) - From tasteless photos to urinating on dead insurgents, bad behavior by U.S. troops in Afghanistan has hampered America's war effort over the past year, triggering a broad new campaign by defense leaders to improve discipline in the ranks.

May 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


14-year-old shoots federal agent father

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after shooting and killing his father, a federal agent, as he sat in the family room of their suburban home, authorities said.

May 03, 2012 | GREG RISLING, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Health care overturn could freeze Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's health care law is summarily overturned, the administration has quietly informed the courts.

May 03, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bin Laden's last words go online

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.

May 03, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Edwards' daughter leaves court crying

GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom crying during testimony on Wednesday about a confrontation between her father and deceased mother over the onetime presidential candidate's extramarital affair.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Will organ donors rise?

NEW YORK - Facebook wants to help you share your organs.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chinese blind activist goes free

BEIJING - A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. Embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. officials said China had assured his safety.

May 02, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama signs agreement for US-Afghan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) have signed an agreement aimed at cementing a lasting U.S. commitment to Afghanistan after the long and unpopular war comes to an end.

May 01, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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