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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

SYDNEY (AP) - Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Shooting by 9 year old stirs gun debate

PHOENIX (AP) - "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

August 27, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC: Workers' comp OK for kickball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.

August 27, 2014 | MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil. U.S. officials said the United States had no prior notification of the attacks.

August 26, 2014 | BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama vows justice in murder of American

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

August 26, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burger King buying Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Breaking Bad,' Modern Family win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wis., Ind. to defend gay marriage bans

CHICAGO (AP) - The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

August 26, 2014 | MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

August 26, 2014 | ELLEN KICKMEYER, Associated Press SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soldier dies after shooting in Virginia

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American held in Syria freed after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Invasive insect threatens Fla. citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

August 25, 2014 | TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon cites Chinese jet intercept

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

August 22, 2014 | ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | NATION/WORLD


Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Regents create 4 new schools from 8 Ga. campuse

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Regents has approved the merger of eight college campuses into four schools with new names and newly appointed presidents.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House ramping up gun violence discussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing an end-of-the-month deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and representatives from the video-game industry to the White House this week for discussions on potential policy proposals for curbing gun violence.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks mixed ahead of earnings season kickoff

U.S. stocks opened mostly lower Tuesday as traders awaited the start of U.S. corporate earnings season.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GBI looking into death of inmate at county jail

ONROE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at the Walton County Jail.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Falcons have history on their side against Seattle

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have more than home-field advantage to help their chances against Seattle in the playoffs.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court upholds murder conviction in Santa attack

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a murder conviction and life prison sentence for a man accused of fatally attacking a woman while he was dressed as Santa Claus.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hagel nomination unnerves some in Israel

ERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. secretary of defense is causing jitters in Israel, where some circles view the former Nebraska senator as unsympathetic or even hostile.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early results of teacher evaluations skewed

ATLANTA (AP) - A state report says ratings of about 5,800 Georgia teachers were skewed, with less than one percent of teachers classified as ineffective and one in five getting the top rating of exemplary.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NHL looking toward 48-game season

TORONTO (AP) - The NHL will most likely play a 48-game season after its new labor agreement is ratified.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama taps homeland security aide to head CIA

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs: Dawg Grog

BEND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: judges can't OK wiretaps outside circuit

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court says superior court judges can't issue warrants for wiretaps outside of their judicial circuits.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Power seeks to shut down some units

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power executives say they will ask state regulators for approval to shut down some operations across the state, including some coal-fired generating units.

January 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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