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Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters - but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

January 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke University has canceled its plan to use the tower of its chapel for a weekly, amplified call to prayer for Muslims.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end lower after bank earnings fall

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is ending lower following weaker earnings from banks.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Mexican government Thursday began issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Belgium police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium (AP) - Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects with links to Syria in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major and imminent attack against police buildings, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Weak bank results weigh on stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Disappointing results from Bank of America, Citigroup and other companies nudged the stock market lower Thursday. Target rose after the retailer announced plans to close down its stores in Canada.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry says he's going to France to give 'a big hug to Paris'

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks that have left the city on edge.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Covington filmed 'Selma' up for Oscar

Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

A dismal report on retail spending in the U.S. and signs of slowing global growth drove the stock market lower for a fourth day in a row. Investors fled to the perceived safety of government bonds, sending yields plunging.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to renew push for paid leave

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is renewing his push for paid leave for working parents.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Houses passes bill easing rules regulating Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) - Propelled by its enlarged Republican majority, the House has moved to ease a landmark law reining in banks and Wall Street, more than six years after a financial crisis brought on the Great Recession.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Need help filing out your tax return? Don't call the IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

January 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Ga. chief suspended after visit with Ariz. sheriff

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The police chief in a west Georgia town has been suspended for a week without pay after he was criticized for not letting city officials know about a trip he made to Arizona to meet with Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 Colo. lawmakers ousted in gun control recalls

DENVER (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. revenue growth slows, up 2 percent for Aug.

ATLANTA (AP) - A report shows Georgia's revenue growth slowed in August with the state collecting $1.35 billion in taxes.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More than 70 arrested on alcohol charges near UGA

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Athens police say more than 70 people were arrested for alcohol-related offenses surrounding a football game between the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What is the Dow Jones industrial average?

NEW YORK (AP) - The barometer of America's stock market - the Dow Jones industrial average - is getting a makeover.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple's latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, one made of plastic and the other that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" and reads your fingerprint.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga inmate scammed Ala residents by phone

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a man imprisoned in Georgia is being charged in an Alabama telephone scam.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fireball lights up sky over Southern states

ATLANTA (AP) - NASA officials say brilliant lights seen at an outdoor rock concert in Alabama and by eyewitnesses as far away as Georgia and Tennessee came from a meteor that streaked across the night sky.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New wife charged with pushing husband off cliff

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - They were newlyweds, but she was having second thoughts about the 8-day-old marriage, court documents say. The couple drove the short distance from their Kalispell home to Glacier National Park, where they got into an argument. He grabbed her by the arm, but she pulled away and shoved him face-first off a cliff to his death.

September 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. deer hunting season to open Saturday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say deer hunting season will open at the end of the week.

September 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House shows opposition to Syria attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - House members who are willing to give their positions are either opposed to or leaning against President Barack Obama's plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by nearly a 6-to-1 margin. That's the finding of a survey by The Associated Press. The Senate is more evenly divided.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Car prices hit record as buyers load up on options

DETROIT (AP) - Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-educator found not guilty of school cheating

ATLANTA (AP) - A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State inadvertently shares Social Security numbers

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Social Security numbers and other information about thousands of Georgians have been inadvertently shared by a state agency.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man falls 4 stories from parking deck, survives

THENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old man who they say leaped from the top of the Classic Center parking deck in Athens and plunged four stories during a foot chase with police is expected to survive.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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