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US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower as Greece talks remain stuck

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower following losses in Europe as Greece remains at an impasse with its creditors.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower following losses in European markets

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are following European markets lower Thursday as a deadline approaches in Greece's debt talks. Greece remained stuck in talks with its creditors about releasing more emergency funds ahead of a debt payment due Friday.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Encouraging economic news sends US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors welcomed some encouraging economic news. Seven of the 10 industry sectors in the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose. The buying follows a rise in overseas markets amid hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's protracted discussions with its creditors.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No bull: Crews work to rescue animal from well on farm

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - A farm worker looking for a bull found him in an unlikely place: stuck in a well.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Encouraging job market news sends US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday as investors welcomed some encouraging news about the job market. The buying follows a rise in overseas markets amid hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's protracted discussions with its creditors.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower as utilities slump offsets energy gains

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower as a slump in utilities offsets a gain in energy stocks.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress sends NSA phone collection bill to president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has sent legislation to the president reviving and remaking a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program two days after letting it temporarily expire.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NSA phone collection bill clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two days after letting a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program go dark, the Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to revive but also reshape it. GOP leaders mounted a last-ditch effort to soften some of the changes.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Long Island man's red underwear leads to burglary arrest

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime. But it was a Long Island man's red underwear that led him into the hands of police.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," ''Star Wars" and "Frozen."

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Oklahoma fraternity chapter hires high-profile attorney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The alumni of a fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma shut down after members were caught engaging in a racist chant have hired a high-profile Oklahoma attorney to represent them and have severed communications with its national headquarters.

March 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Capitol Hill Buzz: Who has time to read these bills we pass?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress can get so busy that senators and their staffs don't always have time to scrutinize bills they pass and letters they sign - or so it seemed this week, anyway.

March 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks drop as oil prices decline, rate worries persist

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were solidly lower Friday, caused by a drop in oil prices and worries about higher interest rates. Energy companies and utilities had the biggest declines.

March 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rules for saving, providing emails? Not for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves.

March 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks soft on oil decline, interest rate worries

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were moving mostly lower in early trading Friday, caused by a drop in oil prices and worries about higher interest rates. Energy companies and utilities had the biggest declines.

March 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US government asks for end to hold on immigration action

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, arguing it can't wait for the judge who blocked the action to make a ruling on a similar request.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

MIAMI (AP) - Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes."

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain as dollar rally wanes; Banks rise

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock market indexes rose on Thursday as a rally in the dollar waned. Financial companies gained after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise dividends and buy back shares.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'

NEW YORK (AP) - Let it go (on)!

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open higher, led by gains for financial companies

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in financial stocks after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and buy back stock.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Major survey finds record low confidence in government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dieting dachshund in Ohio goes from obese to svelte

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Once a wanton wiener dog, Dennis went on a diet and is now a happy shadow of his former self after losing more than 75 percent of his body weight.

March 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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