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Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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

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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


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Man denied bond in Ga. child molestation case

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The founder of a science-fiction convention has been denied bond multiple charges of child molestation.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama backs Planned Parenthood in political fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said were efforts across the country to turn women's health back to the 1950s.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


George will show no more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Minivan driver killed by flying tire on I-85

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a tire from a truck that flew over a freeway median near Atlanta struck and killed the driver of a minivan heading the opposite direction.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly lower on tepid US economic growth

NEW YORK (AP) - Stock prices were mostly lower on Friday after several companies, including Amazon.com, released weak earnings and the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded at a slower rate than economists were expecting.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early morning earthquake latest to hit east Ga

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an early morning earthquake that struck east Georgia is the latest in a series of quakes to hit the region.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bill to end airport delays headed for House vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to end furloughs of air traffic controllers and delays for millions of travelers is headed to a House vote after a dark-of-night vote in the Senate that took place after most lawmakers had left the Capitol for a weeklong vacation.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Politics on hold at the dedication of Bush library

DALLAS (AP) - George W. Bush shed a sentimental tear. Barack Obama mused about the burdens of the office. Bill Clinton dished out wisecracks. Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush chimed in, too, on a rare day of harmony at the dedication of the younger Bush's presidential library that glossed over the hard edges and partisan divides of five presidencies spanning more than three tumultuous decades.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Currington charged with threats to Ga. man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in coastal Georgia say country singer Billy Currington may have videotaped himself chasing a 70-year-old tour boat captain and threatening to "finish him off."

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston victims face huge bills; donations pour in

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal signs second part of GA criminal justice bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the second round of a criminal justice bill into law.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks up as job market improves; stimulus chatter

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks moved higher Thursday after claims for unemployment benefits fell and name-brand companies like Royal Caribbean and Harley-Davidson reported healthy profits.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York's Times Square, officials said Thursday.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Swedish police find drugs on Bieber tour bus

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish police say they have found drugs on board a tour bus used by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog being evaluated after mauling toddler to death

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say they plan to evaluate the health and temperament of a family dog that attacked and killed a toddler in his home south of Atlanta.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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