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GOP senator: Obama picks Carter to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has tapped former Pentagon No. 2 Ashton Carter to be his next defense secretary and carry out the U.S. military effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior Republican senator said Tuesday. White House officials, however, insisted no final decision has been reached.

December 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are closing slightly lower following more signs of weakness in China and disappointing retail sales over the Thanksgiving holiday.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

EW YORK (AP) - Signs of weakness in China's economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Girl Scouts cookie sales go digital

NEW YORK (AP) - Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Republicans push to update education law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes hold at record levels

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged higher again Tuesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. The government raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade, but a separate report showed that consumer confidence fell in November.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ferguson's mayor is criticizing what he says was delayed National Guard deployment as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK (AP) - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fires burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

November 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ferguson police officer not indicted

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Chavez's heir to take over divided Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin that highlights rising discontent over problems ranging from crime to power blackouts. His rival demanded a recount, portending more headaches for a country shaken by the death of its dominating leader.

April 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA student stabbed, in intensive care

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police in Athens say a University of Georgia student is in intensive care after being stabbed during a dispute with another student.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Masters imposes stunning penalty on 14-year-old

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters took a stunning turn for its youngest player ever, and it may cost 14-year-old Guan Tianlang a chance to play on the weekend at Augusta National.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Upper income seniors' Medicare hike

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's new plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


PSY's new single steals attention away from NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean pop star PSY's first new single since his viral hit "Gangnam Style" is stealing attention from inter-Korean tensions.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks end a four-day advance as energy slides

NEW YORK (AP) - A drop in energy and mining companies Friday ended a four-day surge in the stock market.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A weak start on Wall Street; energy stocks slide

NEW YORK (AP) - Energy companies led the stock market lower Friday as the price of oil sank 2 percent. Major indexes were still on track to end the week with strong gains.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police search for clues in shooting of motorist

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say they're continuing to investigate why a motorist driving a luxury car was gunned down on an interstate outside Atlanta.

April 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes possible in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of north Georgia including the metro Atlanta area.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Leishman grabs Masters lead, Woods starts strong

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Marc Leishman is the surprising early leader at the Masters.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. child care workers likely to face more checks

ATLANTA (AP) - A major change to rules governing child care centers across the state is likely to receive final approval soon as lawmakers, state officials and advocacy groups hail the move as an improvement to children's safety.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2 killed, dozens injured in bus crash near Dallas

IRVING, Texas (AP) - At least two people were killed and more than 40 were hospitalized after a charter bus careened off a North Texas highway and flipped onto its side Thursday, drawing a large emergency response as rescue crews struggled to reach victims inside, authorities said.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia could expand pre-k plan under federal plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia and other states could get billions of dollars over the next decade to expand pre-kindergarten programs.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hail, damaging winds, tornadoes possible in Ga

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say damaging winds will be the main threat as storms move into Georgia on Thursday, but some tornadoes will also be possible.

April 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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