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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


Ga. superintendent candidates debate

ATLANTA (AP) - The candidates vying to lead Georgia's K-12 education agency split on a set of national academic standards being implemented in the state and tried to appeal to teachers during their first debate of the general election on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Ga. widow pleads for mercy at sentencing hearing

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleaded for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State seeks alumni of Governor's Honors Program

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are looking to identify more than 20,000 alumni of the Governor's Honors Program.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible Monday.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia jury finds Sneiderman guilty of 9 counts

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia jury found Andrea Sneiderman guilty of nine counts in her trial on charges including false statements and perjury Monday afternoon.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flash flood watch expanded as more rain expected

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service is expanding a flash flood watch that now covers most of Georgia.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CIA document maps Area 51, but no mention of UFOs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.

August 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia Woman awarded $2M in surgical mesh trial in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A federal jury in West Virginia has awarded a Georgia woman $2 million in damages in a lawsuit involving surgical mesh pelvic repair products.

August 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff found not guilty in racketeering trial

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A jury hearing the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has found him not guilty of more than 20 charges of theft and giving false statements.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Warnings of slower sales drive US stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Warnings of weaker sales from two major companies and concern that the Federal Reserve could ease off its support for the economy sent the stock market spiraling lower Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


British stuntman dies in wingsuit mishap in Alps

GENEVA (AP) - The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wingsuit.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline for dove quota hunt in Ga. nears

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials say Thursday is the deadline for those planning to apply for a dove quota hunt at one of the state's public dove fields.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's jobless rate increases to 8.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has risen to 8.8 percent.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School principal faces child molestation charges

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say the principal of a private Lutheran school faces charges of child molestation.

August 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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