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Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pop superstar Prince dead

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red ...

April 21, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Willett wins the Masters after shocking Spieth collapse

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth couldn't bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae's Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett ...

April 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding ...

April 06, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Warner Robins council considering $22 million sports complex

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - City officials in Warner Robins are considering a proposed $22 million sports complex aimed at luring baseball and softball tournaments to ...

April 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Actress Patty Duke dies at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - The courage that a teenage Patty Duke portrayed on-screen as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" was breathtaking and Oscar-winning.

March 30, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As session ends, Georgia lawmakers check off key bills

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to bills setting strict timelines for testing rape kits and creating state-funded grants to pregnancy resource centers ...

March 25, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

BRUSSELS (AP) - Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens ...

March 22, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program

MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of ...

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia governor questions campus guns bill to NRA backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor stopped short of a veto threat against a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses ...

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, challenging Republicans to reject a long-time ...

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers claiming to be working on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday, but the Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said no classified material was breached.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Absence of top US official at Paris march stokes criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) - As world leaders linked arms and marched in defiance of terror attacks in Paris, there was one glaring absence: a high-level representative from the United States.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Education secretary says he backs annual testing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely to be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on the federal role in education.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


France hunts for attack accomplices, deploys 10,000 troops

PARIS (AP) - France ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed as it hunted for the accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


In court and Congress, Obama's resistance to pipeline tested

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a double blow, the newly empowered Republican-led Congress and the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday undercut President Barack Obama's opposition to the long Keystone XL oil pipeline.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide following weak wage growth, oil price slump

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending lower after investors were discouraged by weak U.S. wage growth and another drop in the price of oil.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fidel Castro rumors sweep Internet, but no sign in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Social media around the world have been flooded with rumors of Fidel Castro's death, but there was no sign Friday that the reports were true, even if the 88-year-old former Cuban leader has not been seen in public for months.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected terrorist killed; hostages free

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January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gaines 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French terror suspects in phone contact, want 'martyr' death

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) - French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes jump for a second day, erasing 2015 losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to the year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline. The top House Democrat predicted her party would uphold both of Obama's vetoes.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs - 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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