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US stocks fall sharply at open on worries over Fed rate hike

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell sharply as fears of over possible interest rates hikes by the Federal Reserve roiled financial markets around the globe. In Europe, renewed concerns over Greece also spooked investors. The euro sank to a 12-year low against the dollar.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington - usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone - are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fallout continues at Univ. of Oklahoma over racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school's president and the organization's banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Apple watch, gold MacBook unveiled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch - for 18 hours a day. That's how long the battery will last on an average day.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes climb; GM gains on buyback announcement

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market's bull run turned six on Monday. The anniversary was marked with modest gains.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Black Madam convicted of murder in fatal buttocks injection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted Monday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped hours after silicone injected into her buttocks moved to her lungs.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APPLE EVENT LIVE: New skinny, light and silent MacBook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - CEO Tim Cook is directing Apple's big event Monday in San Francisco, unveiling a new deal between Apple TV and HBO, touting growth in iPhone sales and Apple Pay adoption, and announcing a set of tools called ResearchKit to help hospitals and research centers develop apps for patients.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Disputing credit report could get easier under new rules

NEW YORK (AP) - Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog feared poisoned at famous Crufts show; owners devastated

LONDON (AP) - The co-owners of an Irish setter feared poisoned at Britain's leading dog show are devastated by his death - but insisted Monday they don't believe that one of the other competitors is responsible.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Toddler found alive 14 hours after car crash in Utah river

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) - An 18-month-old girl whose mother crashed their car into a Utah river survived hanging upside down in a car seat for some 14 hours in freezing temperatures before a fisherman found her, authorities said.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge higher; steadying after Friday's big sell off

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, led by gains for industrial companies and utilities. The market is steadying after a big-sell off on Friday when a strong jobs report boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates this summer.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) - An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower after strong jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Doctor describes pulling Harrison Ford from plane wreckage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Court to hear dispute over pay for security checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon.com customers say they spend up to 25 minutes after every shift waiting to pass through security checks to make sure they aren't stealing from the online retailer. But they don't get paid for the extra time.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blunders renew questions about Biden's discipline

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden's supporters often brush off his slips of the tongue as byproducts of the speak-your-mind politics many Americans crave. But this time, Biden's verbal blunders are causing more than just a few rough headlines and a momentary nuisance for the White House.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide on global growth concerns

EW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks slid Tuesday on heightened concerns that the global economy is slowing.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case, to trick her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

NEW YORK (AP) - The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US predicts lower heating bills this winter

NEW YORK (AP) - Milder temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect a return of the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

CHICAGO (AP) - As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US edge lower; H&R Block slides

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged lower Monday as concerns about the direction of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy weighed on investors. Tax preparer H&R Block slumped after the company said that its attempt to sell a banking unit was getting bogged down.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court denies gay marriage appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More Ebola screening possible for United States

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kroger asked to ban open carry of guns

ATLANTA (AP) - A gun control organization is pressuring Kroger to ban the open carrying of guns in its grocery stores.

October 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US jobless rate falls to 6-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Colorado school board keeps eye on history changes

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Students and parents say they'll renew protests Friday after a suburban Denver school board rejected their calls to back off a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS (AP) - A woman who has been confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this could happen to her so far from disease-ravaged West Africa.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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