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Former 'SNL' cast member Jan Hooks dies at age 57

NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks has died.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global stocks sink after Wall Street plunge

BANGKOK (AP) - Global stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day of the year and worries grew that a decline in German growth could push Europe toward another recession.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Modiano wins Nobel for works about Nazi occupation

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear and resonant" prose.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US wholesale stockpiles climbed to .7%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, led by big increases in computers, lumber and furniture. But wholesale sales fell by the most since January.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks solidly higher after Fed minutes release

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market moved sharply higher Wednesday as investors reacted to the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, which showed that the Fed is reluctant to raise interest rates any time soon.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1st U.S. Ebola patient has died

DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US agents to observe travelers for Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection, officials said Wednesday. They did not provide immediate details or say what specific measures would be taken.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NY court to hear arguments that chimps have rights

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York appeals court is hearing a novel legal effort to have chimpanzees declared "persons" rather than "things" so the animals can be freed from what critics say are inhumane conditions.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Global economic growth worries send stocks lower

TOKYO (AP) - Global stocks dipped Wednesday as pessimism about global growth spread following a decline on Wall Street overnight and a strengthening yen, which dampened prospects for export-oriented Japan.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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Presidents converge to salute one of their own

DALLAS (AP) - All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia signs junior college forward Cameron Forte

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia has signed Cameron Forte, one of the nation's top junior college scorers.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Weak earnings prospects weigh on stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market finished pretty much where it started Wednesday as a mixed bag of earnings from big-name American companies left investors uninspired.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure, the White House signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy flight delays for airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in place.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston area honors slain MIT officer

BOSTON (AP) - As bagpipes wailed, more than 4,000 mourners paid their respects Wednesday to an MIT police officer who authorities say was ambushed in his cruiser by the Boston Marathon bombers, while U.S. investigators trying to get to the bottom of the plot looked for answers from the Tsarnaev brothers' parents in Russia.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Toddler dies in Ga. dog attack

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a metro Atlanta toddler has been killed in a dog attack.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A risk including gay partners in immigration bill?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are treading carefully when it comes to a proposed addition to the bipartisan immigration overhaul. It would let gay Americans sponsor their partners in other countries for visas, and the Democrats are concerned that by adding another divisive issue, they could lose Republican support and jeopardize the whole bill.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ouse bill shifts funds in health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) - After dozens of attempts to overturn the new health care law, House Republicans on Wednesday took a different tack, promoting legislation that would come to the rescue of a prominent program in the new law at the expense of another vital element of the law.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: Marathon bombs triggered by remote

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Boston Marathon explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 260 were triggered by a remote-controlled detonator.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Sweet Caroline' sales up after bombings

NEW YORK (AP) - Sales for Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" are up by 597 percent a week after the tune became a source of comfort following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


30 years after report, schools remain at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. students are falling behind their international rivals. Young people aren't adept at new technology. America's economy will suffer if schools don't step up their game.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. plans new highway toll lanes south of Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - State transportation officials are planning new toll lanes on an interstate south of Atlanta, in Clayton and Henry counties.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former Woodruff Arts employee admits embezzling

ATLANTA (AP) - A former employee of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta on Tuesday pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1.1 million from the organization that offers a variety of visual and performing arts.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jason Heyward put on DL after appendectomy

DENVER (AP) - Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after an appendectomy.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

NEW YORK (AP) - Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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