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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


Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US existing home sales rise again

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | NATION/WORLD


Emmys: Billy Crystal to tribute Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military mulling more troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American killed in Syria aware of risks

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As protests rage, Obama struggles to find role

WASHINGTON (AP) - When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Boy played dead to survive in Syria

When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother's blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.

May 31, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gold mine made lab in dark matter quest

LEAD, S.D. (AP) - Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer some pretty heavy questions about life, its origins and the universe.

May 30, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


College debit cards have higher fees

It took Mario Parker-Milligan less than a semester to decide that he was paying too many fees to Higher One, the company hired by his college to pay out students' financial aid on debit cards.

May 30, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

May 30, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Consumer confidence plunged in May

(AP) - Americans feel worse about the economy in May than they have in eight months as worries about the weak jobs, housing and stock markets continue to rattle them.

May 29, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Days after death, crowd to climb Everest

Scores of climbers were headed for the summit of Mount Everest on Friday in what is expected to another busy weekend on the top of the world.

May 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expect 9-15 storms in hurricane season

MIAMI (AP) - Federal forecasters predict there will be about nine to 15 storms during this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

May 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Person implicated in Etan Patz death

NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says a man in custody who has implicated himself in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) was picked up late Wednesday in Camden, N.J., and has been tied to the case in the past.

May 24, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Facebook redesigned again?

Facebook is at it again.

May 23, 2012 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Prostitution scandal expands

WASHINGTON (AP) - Several small groups of Secret Service employees separately visited clubs, bars and brothels in Colombia prior to a visit by President Barack Obama last month and engaged in reckless, "morally repugnant" behavior, Sen. Susan Collins says.

May 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Egyptians vote in first free election

CAIRO (AP) - More than 15 months after autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak's ouster, Egyptians streamed to polling stations Wednesday to freely choose a president for the first time in generations. Waiting hours in line, some debated to the last minute over their vote in a historic election pitting old regime figures against ascending Islamists.

May 23, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama leads Ga. fund-raising

ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama continues to collect more money from Georgians than Republican challenger Mitt Romney, but the fund-raising gap between the two in the state is closing.

May 22, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Private rocket space launch set for Tues.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Private rocket maker SpaceX aimed for a Tuesday liftoff after fixing the engine problem that caused a launch abort over the weekend, stalling the world's first commercial space station supply flight.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Afghans can handle security

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama expressed confidence in Afghanistan's ability to take the lead for its own security next year, as NATO leaders huddled Monday for talks aimed at paving the way for the deeply unpopular war's end.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wall Street rises, but Facebook falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose Monday morning as investors latched onto a survey suggesting that economists are more optimistic about housing and unemployment.

May 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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