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Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers wasted no time in pushing through their first priority of the 2015 legislative session, but the measure had nothing to do with the state's growing deficit and giant K-12 education shortfall.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke University has canceled its plan to use the tower of its chapel for a weekly, amplified call to prayer for Muslims.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end lower after bank earnings fall

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is ending lower following weaker earnings from banks.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Mexican government Thursday began issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Belgium police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium (AP) - Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects with links to Syria in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major and imminent attack against police buildings, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Weak bank results weigh on stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Disappointing results from Bank of America, Citigroup and other companies nudged the stock market lower Thursday. Target rose after the retailer announced plans to close down its stores in Canada.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry says he's going to France to give 'a big hug to Paris'

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks that have left the city on edge.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Covington filmed 'Selma' up for Oscar

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

A dismal report on retail spending in the U.S. and signs of slowing global growth drove the stock market lower for a fourth day in a row. Investors fled to the perceived safety of government bonds, sending yields plunging.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to renew push for paid leave

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is renewing his push for paid leave for working parents.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Houses passes bill easing rules regulating Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) - Propelled by its enlarged Republican majority, the House has moved to ease a landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, more than six years after a financial crisis brought on the Great Recession.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Senate panel ready to OK gun background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are ready to muscle expanded background checks and other gun curbs through a Senate committee, giving President Barack Obama an initial if temporary victory on one of his top priorities.

March 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


History shows NKorean pattern: Wait, then attack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Recent Korean history reveals a sobering possibility: It may only be a matter of time before North Korea launches a sudden, deadly attack on the South. And perhaps more unsettling, Seoul has vowed that this time, it will respond with an even stronger blow.

March 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Chipper in pinstripes? Well, Yanks' Cashman tried

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Chipper Jones putting on pinstripes?

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House unveils amended Ga. budget plan

ATLANTA (AP) - An amended $40.9 billion budget plan in Georgia would restore what amounted to cuts for rural school districts and reduce some of the funding cuts for a school nutrition program, a ranking Republican said Monday.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Elisabeth Hasselbeck staying put at 'The View

NEW YORK (AP) - No need to say goodbye to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She's staying put as a co-host of "The View" despite reports insisting otherwise.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate Democrats prepare government funding bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are preparing a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama money for implementing signature first-term accomplishments like new regulations on Wall Street and his expansion of government health care subsidies but gives Democrats modest additional funding for domestic priorities like health research.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP retaliates against Dems over Fulton tax vote

ATLANTA (AP) - Revenge is on the menu at the Georgia Capitol.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US begin drills as NKorea threatens war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean state media said Monday that Pyongyang had carried through with a threat to cancel the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War, as it and South Korea staged dueling war games amid threatening rhetoric.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA to compare pay of male, female professors

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia plans to compare the salaries of male and female professors in an attempt to find out whether they're getting equal pay for equal work and accomplishment.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Highway patrol: 'High rate' of speed in Ohio crash

WARREN, Ohio (AP) - Investigators were focused on speed as a key factor in the crash of a sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers that smashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond, killing five boys and the young woman driving.

March 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Changes in GA immigration bill draw opposition

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia bill that was intended as a simple fix for unintended consequences of a 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration is suddenly drawing opposition.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sen. McCain slams release of illegal immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Friday that some of the more than 2,000 illegal immigrants recently released by the Homeland Security Department because of budget cuts may have been convicted of serious crimes, citing "local sources."

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Capitol Notes

ATLANTA (AP) - HEADLINES:

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks move higher following strong job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New TSA policy on knives, bats sparks backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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