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Jon Stewart voices support of embattled 'Daily Show' heir

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart is voicing full support for his "Daily Show" successor Trevor Noah, calling the incoming host "incredibly thoughtful and considerate and funny and smart."

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes gain in quiet trading; oil price surges

NEW YORK (AP) - Expectations that the Federal Reserve will be slow to raise interest rates following a weak jobs report last week helped send the stock market up on Monday. A jump in the price of crude oil set off a rally in energy stocks.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supreme Court rejects North Carolina appeal on election law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes drift following weak jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is flipping from losses to gains on Monday following a weak jobs report late last week. A rise in crude oil above $50 a barrel helped pull energy companies up.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report cites multiple failures in Rolling Stone rape article

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rolling Stone is pledging to review its editorial practices but won't fire anyone after a leading journalism school issued a blistering critique of how it reported and edited a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jenna Bush Hager expecting 2nd child

NEW YORK (AP) - Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her second child.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dollar falls, bonds jump after disappointing US hiring

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. government bond prices jumped and the dollar dipped on Friday following news that U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in a month since December 2013. The stock market was closed in observance of Good Friday.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man reported missing at sea for 66 days reunited with family

HARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat 200 miles off the North Carolina coast and said he got by by rationing his water and energy and praying for help.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pace of US hiring weakens with just 126K jobs added in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - The weakening U.S. economy spilled into the job market in March as employers added only 126,000 jobs, the fewest since December 2013, snapping a streak of 12 straight months of gains above 200,000.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) - Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market closures on Good Frida

Stock trading will be closed in the U.S. in observance of Good Friday this week.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge higher after 2 days of losses

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as the market shakes off two days of losses.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robert Schuller turns drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California - he took his message to them.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Al Franken urges David Letterman to run for US Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Al Franken has urged David Letterman to run for the U.S. Senate in the TV host's native state of Indiana.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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IRS apologizes for seizing bank accounts of small businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressured by Congress, the IRS said Wednesday it is changing its policies and apologizing for seizing banks accounts from otherwise law-abiding business owners simply because they structured bank transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State group, arguing the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked and urging lawmakers to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat."

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Death of the bake sale: New rules mean healthier fundraisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints

MIAMI (AP) - Drivers at drunken-driving checkpoints don't have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their license and registration on the glass, along with a note saying they have no comment, won't permit a search and want a lawyer. At least, that's the view of a South Florida attorney.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain as investors assess corporate news

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as investors assessed the latest corporate news.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


In captivity, hostage said 'even in prison, one can be free'

The family of Kayla Jean Mueller said Tuesday it had received confirmation that she died while being held by Islamic State militants. The Mueller family released a letter it said she had written last year. Here is the text, as provided by the family, which also redacted some portions:

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White house asking authorization to fight IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday authorizing the Pentagon to fight Islamic State terrorists without an "enduring offensive combat" role, hoping to satisfy lawmakers with widely varying views on the need for U.S. ground operations.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jenner drama comes at a pivotal time for transgender rights

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts - ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding.

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Water manager faces discipline for urinating in reservoir

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A water manager is facing discipline after he was caught urinating in an empty reservoir that supplies drinking water for the San Francisco Bay Area.

February 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drew Peterson charged with plotting to kill prosecutor

CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance his fourth, has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison, authorities announced Monday.

February 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.

February 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks head lower as concerns mount over China, Greece

NEW YORK (AP) - Concerns about the world economy helped tug U.S. stocks to slight losses on Monday. Major indexes followed European markets lower as worries mount over Greece's standoff with its creditors.

February 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Foodie first lady says 'cheese dust is not food'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama says she dropped boxed macaroni and cheese from her family's diet after her daughter couldn't turn a block of cheese into cheese powder.

February 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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