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House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Friday to make permanent an expired tax break designed to help small businesses invest in equipment and property, defying a veto threat by the White House.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US indexes open slightly higher, hold near record highs

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are inching higher in early trading as traders pore over the latest batch of company earnings reports.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The key players in the Bobbi Kristina Brown saga

ATLANTA (AP) - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and the only child between Houston and ex-husband Bobby Brown, has been hospitalized since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home on Jan. 31.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama's law could be short-lived.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks approach record as technology, energy stocks gain

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose Thursday, climbing close to an all-time high, as technology, materials and energy companies notched big gains.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Whitney Houston's daughter was in traffic wreck

ATLANTA (AP) - Whitney Houston's daughter was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people days before she was hospitalized, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expedia buying rival Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama war power plan in search of its first supporter

WASHINGTON (AP) - One day after President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he's still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have selected Philadelphia as the site of the party's 2016 national convention, choosing a patriotic backdrop for the nomination of its next presidential candidate.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s during a five-decade career in journalism, has died in a car crash. He was 73.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

NEW YORK (AP) - The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end little changed as Greek debt meeting begins

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks closed effectively flat in quiet trading Wednesday as investors waited to see what the outcome would be of an emergency meeting between Greece and the rest of the eurozone to discuss the country's finances.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

CHICAGO (AP) - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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Farm bill passes House after years of disagreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Republicans say Obama can't do much without them

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a divided government without them.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Cities rolled out snow plows that hardly ever leave the garage, a hardware store sold feed scoops for use as snow shovels and alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp burrowed into mud to stay warm Tuesday as a winter storm brought snow, ice and brutal cold to the Deep South, a part of the country more accustomed to hurricanes.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


President's State of the Union tonight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties and the balance of power in Congress.

January 28, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A gunman opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter. Five people were injured, none seriously.

January 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock Market down again

Fear is back in the market. Investors are fretting about China's growth, a plunge in Argentina's peso and the profit outlook for U.S. companies.

January 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks fall on US earnings, weak China report

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are falling broadly Thursday after earnings and forecasts from several companies disappointed investors. A survey from China, a major driver of global growth, suggested that manufacturing in the world's second-largest economy was contracting.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court struggles with restitution for child porn

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Even more government control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court to decide on child porn victim restitution

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman whose childhood rapes by her uncle were captured on camera and widely traded on the Internet wants the Supreme Court to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view the brutal images on their computers.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's spying apparatus as a whole, saying the intelligence community was not "cavalier about the civil liberties of our fellow citizens."

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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