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Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight day Thursday, adding to big losses the day before, as energy companies dragged down the broader market. Investors also worked through a report that showed fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sand and rock-filled socks hurled at vehicles

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are trying to find whoever is throwing socks filled with sand and rocks at motorists northwest of Atlanta.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide in midday trade; Airlines sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks sank in midday trading Wednesday as disappointing economic data in the U.S. and Europe weighed on investors' minds. Airlines stocks fell as investors feared that news of the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the U.S. would discourage people from traveling.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

BEIJING (AP) - The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

DALLAS (AP) - Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 hurt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville police say they have arrested a juvenile in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Viagra ads target women for 1st time

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

NEW YORK (AP) - A group of around 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were ejected from an AirTran flight after the pilot and crew lost patience with kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their phones.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gas line explosions prompt evacuations in Ga. town

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock edge lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news about the U.S. economy wasn't enough to sustain an early rise in the stock market Tuesday.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nuke missile crews cite morale-sapping pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crews with a finger on the trigger of the Air Force's most powerful nuclear missiles are complaining of morale-sapping pressures.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta council rejects strip club banishment

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's city council has rejected legislation that would have forced adult entertainment clubs and shops along Cheshire Bridge Road to move within five years.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Top political appointees use secret email accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough

WASHINGTON (AP) - If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Newlywed man killed, wife injured in Ga. car crash

APPLING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Georgia say a man died in a crash that left his wife hospitalized just hours after the two got married.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly lower after manufacturing slows down

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market was mostly lower in midday trading after an industry group reported an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing last month.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Actor Michael Douglas' comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expands and updates with further details, quotes and context.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will soon unveil its voluntary three-star child care rating system, which offers financial incentives for providers who participate.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prayers before SC woman killed family

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hours before she killed her two sons, her ex-husband and her stepmother and tried to frame it on one of the slain children, Susan Hendricks gathered her family together to pray. She said she was worried about her older son, Matthew, because he seemed so down after several people forgot his birthday the day before.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A high-profile prostitution scandal featuring sex videos, adultery, exhibitionism and more than 100 clients drew to a close Friday when a Zumba fitness instructor was sentenced to 10 months in jail after telling the judge she was happy to have escaped her former life of crime.

May 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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