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Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since March 2008.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Threats sent to schools in South Florida, Houston

MIAMI (AP) - Students in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston are heading to school Thursday, hours after school officials in those cities received threats similar to ...

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mistrial in 1st officer's trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School threats prompt proposals for tougher penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the U.S. are proposing stiffer penalties ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds ...

December 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Los Angeles schools closed due to threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, have been ordered closed due to an ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain in early trading, Sirius up on Stern deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are climbing in early trading as buyers return to a market that has been mostly beaten down in recent days.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Smaller counties driving US jail population growth

NEW YORK (AP) - While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clarkesville mayor dies after being shot at his home

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say Clarkesville's mayor, Dr. Terry Greene, has died after a shooting at his home.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ole Miss DT Nkemdiche charged with possession of marijuana

Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has been charged with possession of marijuana after being hospitalized following a fall at an Atlanta hotel.

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

CINCINNATI (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement on Monday, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baltimore braces as first trial in Freddie Gray death closes

BALTIMORE (AP) - The city of Baltimore braced for a verdict Monday in the first of six trials of police officers charged in the death of ...

December 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in US

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Canadian college student has pleaded guilty to smuggling or attempting to smuggle thousands of turtles from southeastern Michigan, more than a year after he was caught at a border crossing with 51 snappers taped to his body.

December 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals about the strength of the holiday shopping season failed to impress. Investors are focusing on central banks in Europe and the U.S., which are going in different directions on interest rate policy.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials expect record-breaking travel at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are projecting a record-breaking day in traveling at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin

BALTIMORE (AP) - In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people, including a police officer, authorities and neighbors said.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-Subway spokesman pleads guilty to child porn, sex crimes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography and sex crime charges, telling the judge he understood that he would likely go to prison.

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected Paris mastermind, cousin died in raid

PARIS (AP) - The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, French officials said Thursday, adding it was still not clear exactly how he died.

November 19, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Paris attacks mastermind not arrested in raid

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 rounds during an hours-long battle that left at least two people dead, including a woman who exploded an explosives belt, a prosecutor said.

November 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Death row inmate not allowed beer for last meal

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A death row inmate's last meal request for a six pack of beer has been denied.

November 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive

NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has HIV.

November 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House speaker calls for 'pause' in Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday for a "pause" in Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. in the wake of the Paris attacks, and assembled a task force to bring legislation to a vote as soon as this week.

November 17, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks move higher in afternoon trading

U.S. stocks bounced higher in afternoon trading Monday, moving past any concerns that the terrorist attacks in Paris could spell trouble for the global economy. European markets shook off an early loss and ended mixed. Investors bid up shares in telecommunications companies and defense contractors. Travel-related stocks were down.

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Belgian jihadi ID'd as mastermind of Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) - Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels' most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d'Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium's most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria.

November 16, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More than 100 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) - A series of unprecedented attacks on popular night spots killed more than 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II, officials said. President Francois Hollande condemned it as a terrorist attack and pledged that France would stand firm against its foes.

November 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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