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US stocks drop, extending a recent decline

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined on Monday, extending a recent slump.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Court shouldn't have considered health law challenge

ELMAU, Germany (AP) - With a crucial legal decision looming, President Barack Obama said Monday the Supreme Court should not even have considered the latest challenge to his signature health care law but he voiced confidence the justices "will play it straight" - and leave the law intact.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Do more jobs mean more economic security? Not for some in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court strikes down 'born in Jerusalem' passport law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president's authority in foreign affairs.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Energy sector leads an early decline among US stock

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading, led by declines in the energy sectors as the price of oil fell again.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A look at ways 'phony numbers' may be misleading investors

s stocks climb ever higher, professional investors are worried that "adjusted" earnings figures published by financial analysts are making many big U.S. companies look far more successful than they really are.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burst of hiring drives US bond prices lower, yields higher

NEW YORK (AP) - A strong jobs report knocked down U.S. government bond prices Friday, sending yields higher, as traders bet that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. Major stock indexes wavered between slight gains and losses after an early slump.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US employers add solid 280k jobs; rate inches up to 5.5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower as Greece talks remain stuck

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower following losses in Europe as Greece remains at an impasse with its creditors.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower following losses in European markets

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are following European markets lower Thursday as a deadline approaches in Greece's debt talks. Greece remained stuck in talks with its creditors about releasing more emergency funds ahead of a debt payment due Friday.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Encouraging economic news sends US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors welcomed some encouraging economic news. Seven of the 10 industry sectors in the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose. The buying follows a rise in overseas markets amid hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's protracted discussions with its creditors.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No bull: Crews work to rescue animal from well on farm

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - A farm worker looking for a bull found him in an unlikely place: stuck in a well.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Civil rights figure: US divided by race again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

November 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks flit between gains and losses in afternoon

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks wavered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday amid generally positive corporate earnings results. DreamWorks soared on a report that Hasbro is trying to buy the movie company. Energy stocks tumbled as the price of oil fell to a four-year low.

November 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart sales perk up before holiday

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eked out a rare gain in an important sales measurement in the third quarter as it reported profits that beat Wall Street expectations Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tiger on loose near Disneyland Paris

PARIS (AP) - French police are using a helicopter to search for a young tiger which was said to be on the loose near Disneyland Paris.

November 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge lower after five record closes

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are ending mostly lower, breaking a string of five record high closes.

November 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


European spacecraft lands on comet

Cosmic 1st: European spacecraft lands on comet

November 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Workers rescued from World Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) - Two window washers were trapped for more than an hour Wednesday on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper's glass and pull them to safety.

November 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drone sightings up dramatically

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters and airfields are reaching the government almost daily, say federal and industry officials.

November 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Public to comment on 1st-in-nation tobacco ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A proposed first-in-the-nation ban on sales of all tobacco and nicotine products has bitterly divided this small community, and health officials are bracing for an onslaught of opinions as they consider the move.

November 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Missouri governor outlines Ferguson preparations

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that law enforcement officials have been working around the clock to make sure residents and businesses are kept safe once prosecutors announce whether a suburban St. Louis police officer will face charges for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown.

November 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.

November 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks eke out small gain to close at record

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market eked out another all-time high on Tuesday, but the gains were slight as investors awaited more news to give them an indication about the strength of the economy.

November 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutralit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

November 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The South: Solid once again _ for Republicans

ATLANTA (AP) - With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy.

November 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


VA vows focus on customer service

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department and its many websites.

November 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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