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Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: Public union can't make nonmembers pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boehner won't seek immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, says a White House official, who indicated executive steps Obama could begin promptly as he refocuses immigration enforcement away from the country's interior and on to a Mexican border overrun by children crossing illegally from Central America.

June 30, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN ERICA WERNER | NATION/WORLD


GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors' money to victims of crashes in GM small cars - provided they can prove the cars' ignition switches caused the crash.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


victory for Hobby LObby from Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Faith valuable for Southern Dems

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian responsibility to the poor, with his phone in hand.

June 30, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A rude welcome back for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on the free-speech rights of protesters.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

SYDNEY (AP) - Investigators believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew on autopilot for hours before crashing into a remote part of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced another shift in the search area for the jet.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu spray better than shots for young kids

ATLANTA (AP) - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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EEOC files discrimination suit against Ga. county

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against a north Georgia county, claiming older employees were targeted during layoffs.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


19 dogs, cat removed from north Ga. home

BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Cherokee County say a man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after 19 dogs and a cat were removed from his home.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fewer workers filing for unemployment in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state labor officials say the number of laid-off workers filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down by 3.4 percent in September.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State grants permits for Saturday 'Great Bull Run' in Conyers

ATLANTA (AP) - Just days before daredevil runners plan to dodge a stampede of bulls at a Georgia horse park, state agriculture officials approved last-minute permits paving the way for the event.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Donor egg pregnancies on the rise, US study finds

CHICAGO (AP) - New research shows U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta-based SunTrust to cut 800 positions

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees that it will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Changing demographics influencing taste buds

MIAMI (AP) - Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio woman charged in theft of $2.87 from fountain

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge won't let Ga. keep federal primary in July

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has rejected Georgia's request to keep the state's federal primary election in July of next year while it appeals his ruling setting the primary two months earlier.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal reached to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Students accused of indecency in school cafeteria

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Administrators at a high school north of Atlanta say two students are charged with public indecency after classmates say they performed a sex act in the cafeteria.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 charged in Fla. after bullied girl's suicide

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - It was a cold-hearted online post that a Florida sheriff said hastened the arrest of two girls, aged 12 and 14, in the bullying-suicide case of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man with terminal cancer weds in back of ambulance

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Ten days after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a Smyrna man was rushed by ambulance to the altar Tuesday morning to marry his girlfriend of seven years.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senators seek budget deal, House GOP effort flops

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram their own version through the House.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 girls arrested in Florida bullying case

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.

October 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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