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Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clarkesville mayor dies after being shot at his home

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say Clarkesville's mayor, Dr. Terry Greene, has died after a shooting at his home.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ole Miss DT Nkemdiche charged with possession of marijuana

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

CINCINNATI (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baltimore braces as first trial in Freddie Gray death closes

BALTIMORE (AP) - The city of Baltimore braced for a verdict Monday in the first of six trials of police officers charged in the death of ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nearly 200 nations pledge to slow global warming

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut ...

December 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to sign education law rewrite; power shift to states

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his signature Thursday, President Barack Obama is setting the nation's public schools on a sweeping new course of accountability that will ...

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher in early trade; energy sector recovers

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading following a three-day losing streak.

December 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Latest on TV shooting: Lawsuit details hostile firing

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow, and has become an example of what can happen when people rally around each other to build a better future out of the despair of tragedy.

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) - This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) - A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Danny weakens to tropical depression

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Wind and rain lashed Dominica and nearby islands Monday along the eastern edge of the Caribbean as Danny weakened to a tropical depression and headed east.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


South Korea Defense Ministry says rival Koreas trading artillery fire on their border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea Defense Ministry says rival Koreas trading artillery fire on their border.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Subway pitchman pleads guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.

August 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tropical Storm Danny moving slowly west over the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Danny is moving slowly westward, far out over the Atlantic, and could still become a hurricane.

August 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower following slump in China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - U.S. stocks are lower in early trading after China's main index had its biggest fall since late July.

August 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two women have passed the Army's Ranger School, becoming the first females to complete the grueling combat training program and earn the right to wear Ranger tabs on their uniforms.

August 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that an auditor deemed "top secret" include a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation and a separate conversation that could point back to highly classified material in an improper manner or merely reflect information collected independently, U.S. officials who have reviewed the correspondence told The Associated Press.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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