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Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US existing home sales rise again

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | NATION/WORLD


Emmys: Billy Crystal to tribute Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military mulling more troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American killed in Syria aware of risks

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As protests rage, Obama struggles to find role

WASHINGTON (AP) - When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. superintendent candidates debate

ATLANTA (AP) - The candidates vying to lead Georgia's K-12 education agency split on a set of national academic standards being implemented in the state and tried to appeal to teachers during their first debate of the general election on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Southern Calif. wildfire burns out of control

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) - An out-of-control wildfire in Southern California's Kern County has scorched about 5 square miles of dry brush and prompted evacuations in several neighborhoods.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: 2 Calif. boys planned shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ala. hunters snag 1K-pound alligator

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator's head.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Cost to raise child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Dow surges to record ... and keeps going

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow closed at an all-time high Tuesday, beating the previous record it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and Great Recession.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Coalition will no longer publish attack figures

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S.-led military command in Afghanistan said Tuesday it will no longer publish figures on Taliban attacks, a week after acknowledging that its report of a 7 percent decline in attacks last year was actually no decline at all.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Researchers report sharp rise in 'patriot' groups

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration and the gun control debate after the Connecticut school shooting have led to surging numbers of anti-government "patriot" groups, according to a civil rights group that tracks extremist groups.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


KaBoom

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia state Senate has passed a resolution to let voters decide whether fireworks sales should be legal in the state.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials alarmed by increasing superbug reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say there's been an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Crews remove yacht grounded by alleged thieves

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - Crews have removed an 82-foot yacht from a Northern California beach after authorities say three people stole it, stocked it with pizza and beer, then ran it aground.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Firefighter group banned from Savannah parade

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Organizers of Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade say they've banned a firefighters' group from participating.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP seeks to smooth roughest cuts, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House are moving to take the roughest edges off across-the-board spending cuts that are just starting to take effect.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Martha Stewart to testify in trial over her brand

NEW YORK (AP) - Eight years after Martha Stewart was released from prison for lying about a stock trade, the home diva is now facing another legal mess that may not be easy to clean up.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow Jones industrial average trades at a new high

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow has never been higher.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ATL school system considers ending cell phone ban

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta public schools officials are considering ending a cell phone ban for younger students so they would be able to contact their parents in case of an emergency.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Playboy magazine launches Hebrew language edition

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israelis can now read Playboy 'for the articles' as a Hebrew language edition came to the holy land Tuesday.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify state pot laws

CHICAGO (AP) - Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.

March 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Financial aid process changing for Ga. students

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Students planning to attend college in Georgia and apply for state financial aid will soon have to fill out a federal application instead of a state form.

March 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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