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Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

NEW YORK (AP) - The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nothing spotted in search for jet, Australia says

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wal-Mart takes aim at $2B used video game market

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin signs treaty to add Crimea to map of Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - With a sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin added Crimea to the map of Russia on Tuesday, describing the move as correcting past injustice and responding to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States looking at $0 community college tuition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin declares Crimea 'sovereign, independent'

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a "sovereign and independent country" Monday, just hours after the strategic Black Sea peninsula declared it had broken away from Ukraine.

March 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI balks at pot background checks

SEATTLE (AP) - The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado - a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that's long been illegal under federal law.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Missing jet's pilots had firm community ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - One was passionate enough about flying to build his own flight simulator in his home. The other was a 27-year-old contemplating marriage after having just graduated to the cockpit of a Boeing 777.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College offers to pay students to take year off

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its popular Prime membership to $99 per year, an increase of $20.

March 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Attitudes and laws against pit bulls soften

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) - A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding - a dramatic decision that came just months after another minister was defrocked for the same reason.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Fed says it will continue $85B in bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will maintain the pace of its program to keep long-term interest rates at record lows, but offered a slightly more optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy and job market.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A well-traveled cat named "Mata Hairi" will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower as investors wait on Fed

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors waited for word from the Federal Reserve.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. schools to use career-oriented education model

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials have announced they've developed courses for a new education model geared toward helping students find potential career paths.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. police dog found dead in handler's car

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A Woodstock police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a police dog was left in his car and died of a heat stroke.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indicted DeKalb CEO says he's done nothing wrong

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - The chief executive officer of one of Georgia's largest counties, who is facing several corruption charges made public Tuesday, says that he's done nothing wrong.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mixed results for Ga. in teacher training report

ATLANTA (AP) - Just four teacher-training programs at Georgia's college and universities have earned high marks on a national survey that examined more than 1,000 programs.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. hospital warning of tuberculosis exposure

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - State health officials and executives of a metro Atlanta hospital say more than 100 patients may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar - but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Miss. woman pleads not guilty in injection death

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman has pleaded not guilty to killing an Alabama woman by giving silicone injections as a buttocks enhancement.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks move higher on home building, low inflation

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were up at midday Tuesday, boosted by government reports of gains in home construction and low inflation. Expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep in place programs meant to prop up the economy also drove the market higher.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking ALS patient

ATLANTA (AP) - A station official says the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man sentenced on sex trafficking charges

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Attorney's officials say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on sex trafficking charges.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: US adult smoking rate dips to 18 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, a new government report says.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The abortion wars return to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.

June 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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