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Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama's immigration policy and many Democrats are displeased because it weakens the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulation of risky financial instruments.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end mostly lower; European markets sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and China.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Policy snags hold up $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators inched closer to agreement on a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill on Tuesday, as House Republicans indicated they would advance several controversial policy provisions on a separate track.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A stain on Dianne Fienstein

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogations Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting suffering on prisoners beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that the harsh questioning saved American lives.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama riffs on his presidency with Stephen Colbert

WASHINGTON (AP) - His daughters mock his big ears, he leaves his socks on the floor and sitting behind Stephen Colbert's desk, he said, gives him a greater sense of power.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Federal autopsy released in Ferguson shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner hired by 18-year-old Michael Brown's family, documents show.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Honda adds 2.6M vehicles to air bag repair list

DETROIT (AP) - Honda plans to replace the replace driver's air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Male military sex assault victims slow to complain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn't know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

NEW YORK (AP) - The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama taps Carter to lead DOD

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department Friday, heralding his new nominee as one the nation's "foremost national security leaders."

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dawn of Orion: NASA launches new era

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith of 3,604 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Obama's gun measures face a tough road in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's sweeping gun-control package faces an uncertain future on Capitol Hill, where majority House Republicans are rejecting his proposals while the president's allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are stopping well short of pledging immediate action.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks rise after better housing, jobless reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks advanced, pushing the Standard and Poor's 500 to another five-year high, after strong reports on housing starts and unemployment claims made investors more optimistic about the U.S. economy.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sniping, then singing as 'American Idol' returns

OS ANGELES (AP) - There was no hair-pulling between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the season debut of "American Idol," although some viewers may have been reduced to it.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early study results show gains for pre-k students

ATLANTA (AP) - Early reports from a first-of-its kind study of Georgia's pre-kindergarten program show largely positive news about the program.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. State Senate expected to pass Medicaid plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Leading Georgia Senate officials say they expect the Senate to pass Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal for a new Medicaid financing scheme that will spare lawmakers from voting directly on a tax.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia jobless rate rises slightly

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has risen slightly to 8.6 percent.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Winter storm warning issued for parts of north Ga

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued a winter storm warning for 12 Georgia counties in the northwest and northern parts of the state.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Accumulating snow could fall across the Southeast

ATLANTA (AP) - Snow was expected to spread Thursday from Mississippi across northern Georgia and up to the Washington, D.C. area, the National Weather Service said. The winter blitz follows days of heavy rain across much of the Southeast.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Xavier's Bobinski named new Georgia Tech AD

ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Bobinski, who has been in charge of Xavier's athletic department for 12 years, has been named Georgia Tech's athletic director.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama is flexing his leverage on debt, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is assembling an ambitious second-term agenda, pushing aggressively where he thinks he has political leverage but moving more cautiously on issues where he has less control.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Second presidential terms loaded with setbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Second presidential terms are never easy - even for George Washington.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Goldman, Morgan Stanley pay $557M in mortgage case

WASHINGTON (AP) - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will pay a combined $557 million to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boeing leads Dow lower; other indexes mixed

NEW YORK (AP) - More problems for Boeing's 787 sent the aircraft maker's stock down sharply early Wednesday, dragging the Dow Jones industrial average lower.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

AN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama unveils anti-gun violence push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

January 16, 2013 | ERICA WERNER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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