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Fidel Castro rumors sweep Internet, but no sign in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Social media around the world have been flooded with rumors of Fidel Castro's death, but there was no sign Friday that the reports were true, even if the 88-year-old former Cuban leader has not been seen in public for months.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected terrorist killed; hostages free

Update 12:22 p.m.:

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gaines 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French terror suspects in phone contact, want 'martyr' death

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) - French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes jump for a second day, erasing 2015 losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to the year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline. The top House Democrat predicted her party would uphold both of Obama's vetoes.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs - 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pelosi says Dems can sustain Obama vetoes

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have enough votes to sustain all three of the early vetoes President Barack Obama has threatened against priority bills in the new Republican-controlled Congress, party leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday as divided government headed for the first political showdown of a new year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off bridge in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The father of a 5-year-old girl pulled his daughter from the back seat of his car and then threw her off the approach to the Sunshine Skyway bridge into the bay about 60 feet below, police said Thursday.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French hunt for 2 in attack on paper; Paris mourns victims

PARIS (AP) - With tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to reduce FHA mortgage premium rate to spur buying

WASHINGTON (AP) - First-time homebuyers whose home loans are guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration would benefit from an Obama administration move to lower mortgage insurance premiums.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks rise, breaking a string of losses, as oil steadies

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is closing higher, ending a five-day losing streak, as investors cheered a slight upturn in the price of oil and hoped for more stimulus for Europe's struggling economy.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tobacco companies on Wednesday accused a federal judge of forcing them to inaccurately describe themselves as unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the public.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Cow that wandered near freeway is corralled

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - A cow with a history of wandering into traffic on busy freeways south of Atlanta has been corralled.

September 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman killed, children among injured in shooting

Woman killed, children among injured in shooting

September 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Girl, 14, abducted during home invasion

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl after they say home invaders abducted her from her house southeast of Atlanta.

September 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mom charged in slayings of daughter, autistic son

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A mother involved in a contentious custody case has been charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in California after a judge ordered them returned to their father in Georgia.

September 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Drug-resistant bacteria are common killers

ATLANTA (AP) - For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year - more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu.

September 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) - In an unprecedented maritime salvage operation, engineers on Monday gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012.

September 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: Navy Yard shooter dies; several killed

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said several people were killed and as many as 10 were wounded, including a law enforcement officer.

September 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 people shot to death at home in Atlanta suburbs

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a gunman after finding the bodies of three people shot to death in Atlanta's northeastern suburbs.

September 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's newest state park opens Monday

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's newest state park officially opens Monday.

September 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wife's fear leads to new look at husband in deaths

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) - The more Cindy Karlsen learned about her husband, Karl, the more suspicious she became.

September 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.

September 13, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US measles tally already among worst in 15 years

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say 2013 already is one of the worst years for measles in more than 15 years.

September 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NASA: Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday.

September 12, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drivers warned about wandering cow near freeway

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Metro Atlanta drivers are being warned to be on guard for a cow with a history of wandering into traffic on a busy interstate just south of the city.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Guidelines issued on CO detectors in Ga. schools

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials have stopped short of recommending that all Georgia schools be required to install carbon monoxide detectors, opting instead to release guidelines urging schools to review facilities and mitigate risks.

September 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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