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Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

HONOLULU (AP) - Tourists in popular areas of Hawaii got back to their vacations after a tropical storm swept through without widespread disaster, but a large, rural swath of the Big Island has spent more than 24 hours without electricity and is struggling with downed trees blocking roads.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn't bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

JERUSALEM (AP) - Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

BOSTON (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US officials: New round of airstrikes near Irbil

NEW DELHI (AP) - American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Irbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Book series continues 'Frozen' adventures

NEW YORK (AP) - The adventures of sisters Anna and Elsa of "Frozen" fame will continue, at least on paper.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday - but don't bring any candles to the party, please.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iraq welcomes US aid to stranded civilians

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqis on Friday welcomed the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists and called for greater intervention, as U.S. warplanes struck the militants for the first time.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Major provisions of veterans health care bill

A bill approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times for appointments. The legislation also makes it easier to fire hospital administration and other senior VA executives.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


eport: Russia to block US agricultural imports

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.

August 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) - This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

August 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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FAA moving toward easing electronic device use

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during taxiing, takeoffs and landings.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mass. man who ordered tie gets SS numbers instead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With a little more than two weeks to go before their wedding, Emily Dreyfuss' fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap chain Banana Republic's website to go with his Navy blue suit.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


35 horses killed at Ga. farm for show horses

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - State fire officials say 35 horses were killed when a fire swept through their stables and another building at a business that raises show horses in northwest Georgia.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open higher after 2-day plunge

U.S. stocks rose in morning trading on Friday as traders regrouped following the biggest drop of the year.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Agency to keep sanctions against Georgia Perimeter

ATLANTA (AP) - An accrediting agency had decided to continue with its sanctions against Georgia Perimeter College over concerns about the school's financial stability and financial controls.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. to target drunk driving over Fourth of July

ATLANTA (AP) - Law enforcement agencies in Georgia are joining a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving over the Fourth of July holiday.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Paula Deen a 'no show' for television interview

ATLANTA (AP) - Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who was scheduled to appear on national television to address controversy over racial slurs, abruptly cancelled Friday.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Federal nullification efforts mounting in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested - charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.

June 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baby with 4 legs has corrective surgery in SAfrica

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A government spokeswoman says a 2-month-old Namibian boy born with four legs is responding well to treatment after undergoing surgery at a South African hospital.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks extend slide after Fed comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks and bonds extended their slide after the Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its economic stimulus program later this year.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Conyers man killed in accident

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a Monroe County traffic accident as a 42-year-old Conyers man.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's jobless rate up slightly to 8.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia labor officials say the state's unemployment rate increased to 8.3 percent in May.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Developer: Kan. caverns could preserve human race

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) - After most of the world's population is wiped off the map by a wayward meteorite or hail of nuclear missiles, the survival of the human race might just depend on a few thousand people huddled in recreational vehicles deep in the bowels of an eastern Kansas mine.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Actor James Gandolfini, 51, dies of cardiac arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.

June 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Celebrity cook Paula Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial and sexual discrimination in a lawsuit by a former manager of their restaurant, don't tolerate hateful behavior.

June 19, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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