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Iraq welcomes US aid to stranded civilians

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqis on Friday welcomed the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists and called for greater intervention, as U.S. warplanes struck the militants for the first time.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Major provisions of veterans health care bill

A bill approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times for appointments. The legislation also makes it easier to fire hospital administration and other senior VA executives.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


eport: Russia to block US agricultural imports

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.

August 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) - This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

August 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota

DORSET, Minn. (AP) - Robert "Bobby" Tufts may have lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of his tiny northern Minnesota tourist town, but the 5-year-old isn't taking it too hard.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) - Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

August 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died Monday. He was 73.

August 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids and could address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

DENVER (AP) - Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


35 killed; Israeli soldier feared taken

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared captured during fighting there.

August 01, 2014 | IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tropical storm approaches Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Tropical Storm Bertha swirled toward the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Facebook draws ire with email switcheroo

NEW YORK (AP) - In yet another change that upset users, Facebook has replaced the email addresses users chose to display on their profile pages with (at)facebook.com addresses.

June 26, 2012 | BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | NATION/WORLD


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):

June 26, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


States can't limit corporate campaign spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a plea to revisit its 2-year-old campaign finance decision in the Citizens United case and instead struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.

June 25, 2012 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No automatic life without parole for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

June 25, 2012 | JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ariz. officials call court ruling victory

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials declared victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of the state's immigration law, while immigrant rights groups vowed to prevent that part of the law from ever taking effect.

June 25, 2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Part of Ariz. immigration law struck down

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward - that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

June 25, 2012 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Debby drenches Florida

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Debby spun drenching rains Monday over northern Florida as it hung nearly stationary over the Gulf of Mexico, making its biggest threat flooding rather than winds.

June 25, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mass support for ridiculed bus monitor

The pebble was tossed when a middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video on his Facebook page.

June 22, 2012 | RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio candy thief steals lots of candy

Ohio candy thief targets mostly peanut butter cups

June 20, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Developing countries bail out Europe

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - The scene at the just-concluded Group of 20 summit held in this seaside resort would have been unthinkable a decade ago: Hundreds of dignitaries gathered in opulent Mexican hotels and convention halls to hammer out an economic bailout for Europe. Meanwhile, the leaders of Brazil and China kicked in tens of billions of dollars to the International Monetary Fund to rescue downtrodden Spain and Greece.

June 20, 2012 | JACK CHANG, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Millions to stay uninsured under Obamacare

One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.

June 19, 2012 | TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | NATION/WORLD


Catholic hospitals reject birth control compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sharpening an election-year confrontation over religious freedom and government health insurance rules, the nation's Catholic hospitals on Friday rejected President Barack Obama's compromise for providing birth control coverage to their women employees.

June 15, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Policy to spare youths from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Immediately embraced by Hispanics, the extraordinary step touched off an election-year confrontation with congressional Republicans.

June 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


U.S. reveals Secret Service accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government has revealed details of serious allegations against Secret Service agents and officers since 2004, including claims of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior. It wasn't immediately clear how many of the accusations were confirmed to be true.

June 15, 2012 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon to mark gay pride month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last summer, gays in the military dared not acknowledge their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.

June 15, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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