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GOP surge: Republicans seize control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - America awoke to a new political dynamic Wednesday with sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him.

November 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP edges to hold House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans held a commanding edge in the House on Tuesday, on track to pad their majority at near historic levels after knocking out the last white Southern Democrats and claiming two seats in President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide as oil's slump hits energy stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, led by a drop in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also disappointed by earnings outlooks from companies including Priceline and Michael Kors.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Shy bladder group protests DirecTV ad

NEW YORK (AP) - Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a "painfully awkward" actor Rob Lowe says that he can't urinate in public.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: IS group abused captive Kurdish children

BEIRUT (AP) - Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children captured earlier this year near the northern Syrian town of Kobani, beating them with hoses and electric cables, an international rights group said Tuesday.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Michigan couple marry after losing 380 pounds

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area couple who met in a support group for weight loss surgery patients exchanged wedding vows after losing a collective 380 pounds.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sting, 'Sesame Street' set for Macy's parade

NEW YORK (AP) - Sting, Idina Menzel and the cast of "Sesame Street" will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


World Trade Center reopens for business

NEW YORK (AP) - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has again opened for business - marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Brittany Maynard, terminally ill, takes own life

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Spacecraft crash investigation under way

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Federal accident investigators arrived Saturday to begin a probe into the cause of an accident that destroyed a prototype space tourism rocket ship during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring another.

November 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Did you remember to set your clocks back?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

NEW YORK (AP) - The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - Onlookers shouted "Are you sorry?" and "Why did you do it?" as state troopers led a suspect in a fatal police barracks ambush from his first court appearance following a seven-week manhunt.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Senate set to pass half-trillion dollar farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to pass a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Monday that would expand government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts in the food stamp program.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Apple revamps look of iPhone, iPad software

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green "felt" of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone's launch in 2007.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S&P upgrades US outlook, but investors yawn

NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's ratings agency said Monday it's getting more optimistic about the U.S. economy. But investors just yawned.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Southern Baptists in Houston for annual meeting

HOUSTON (AP) - The Southern Baptist Convention is gathering in Houston for its annual meeting at a time when the denomination is contemplating a different cultural and political climate than a decade ago.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flood watch extended for much of north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A flash flood watch has been extended through late Monday afternoon for much of north Georgia.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man, wife dress as superheroes to patrol Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - A masked man and his wife who dress in superhero costumes say they're trying to fight crime by patrolling the streets of an Atlanta neighborhood.

June 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Big Brother is watching you

Internet companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google have vast amounts of data on you.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sotomayor gets another $1.9 million for memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Being a Supreme Court justice has not only been good for Sonia Sotomayor's legal career, it's also helped her bank account.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman shoots at vehicles near Calif. college

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California hospital says it has received three Santa Monica shooting victims, including two in critical condition.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


500 years later, theological debate still simmers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The debate over the Christian concept of Calvinism is about 500 years old. That's not stopping it from causing division in the nation's largest Protestant denomination.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas actress arrested in ricin case

DALLAS (AP) - A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for allegedly sending the letters herself, law enforcement officials said Friday.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GA on pace to spend $35 million on private lawyers

ATLANTA (AP) - Records show that Georgia is on pace to spend nearly $35 million on private lawyers to do work for its departments and agencies rather than state attorneys.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 sentenced in prostitution ring get 20+ years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Two Atlanta men who ran a prostitution ring that employed underage girls and stretched from Maryland to Florida have been sentenced to 25 and 20 years in prison.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama defends phone data collection program

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks rise after US jobs report beats forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market rose sharply in early trading Friday after the U.S. government reported that hiring picked up in May.

June 07, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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