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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


Putin speaks tough on Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) - In some ways, the venue Vladimir Putin chose and the emotional lecture he gave the world about Russia's actions in Ukraine said it all.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Putin brings down Crimea tensions; Kerry in Kiev

MOSCOW (AP) - Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court Tuesday in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev's fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev Tuesday to show U.S. support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1 billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments came as the United States readied economic sanctions amid worries that Moscow was ready to stretch its military reach further into the mainland of the former Soviet republic.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Russia 'on the wrong side of history'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday accused Russia of being "on the wrong side of history" with its military intervention in Ukraine and said he's examining diplomatic and economic steps to isolate Moscow.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia demands a return to Ukraine unity pact

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia pressed hard Monday for Ukrainian politicians to return to the Feb. 21 agreement that promised a new unity government - with fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych back in power - would rule until an early election no later than December.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall as Ukraine tensions rise; Gold gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Global stocks fell sharply on rising tension over Russia's military advance into Ukraine and the threat of possible sanctions by Western governments. Treasurys and gold prices rose as investors bought safer assets.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Married man to become Maronite priest in US

ST. LOUIS (AP) - When Deacon Wissam Akiki is ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he's expected to have hundreds of supporters there for him, including his wife and daughter.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman posing as Waffle House manager steals cash

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager - and left with about $100 in cash from the register.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Fed keeps stimulus, says taxes and cuts have hurt

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday stood by its aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment. And it sent its most explicit signal to date that tax increases and spending cuts that kicked in this year are slowing the economy.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Grocery store worker wins big on her lunch hour

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - A grocery store worker near Atlanta made more money on her lunch break than many people earn in a lifetime.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Carpet company planning 2 plants in Dalton area

DALTON, Ga. (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal says a carpet manufacturing company will open two plants in northwest Georgia and create about 2,400 jobs.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower on manufacturing, jobs slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) - Worries about a slowing economy tugged the stock market lower Wednesday.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston police: 3 more suspects in custody bombings

BOSTON (AP) - Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia family finds burning cross in front yard

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating after a metro Atlanta family found a large cross, which had been set on fire in their front yard.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lake Lanier begins summer full of water

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - After persistent drought conditions, a popular north Georgia lake is beginning the summer recreation season with a full pool of water.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


456 colonoscopy patients warned of infection risk

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta surgery center is warning 456 patients that their colonoscopies might have put them at risk of HIV and other diseases.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Uncle: Family to claim Boston bomb suspect's body

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Keith Richards: I don't own an iPod

NEW YORK (AP) - He's rock royalty and likes to keep it old-school: Keith Richards says he doesn't own an iPod.

May 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1st-day deliberations end in Pa. abortion doc case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A jury has gone home after deliberating for two hours in the capital murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing a patient and four babies.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials say threatened FAA towers to remain open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers as well as end furloughs of air traffic controllers nationwide as a result of legislation passed by Congress, according to officials involved in negotiations on the bill.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US still not sure who used chem weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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