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Scholarships for slaying video games

CHICAGO (AP) - Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all.

June 20, 2014 | JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sending military advisers to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.

June 19, 2014 | LARA JAKES, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Turmoil in Iraq ups US gas prices

Violence in Iraq is helping to make gasoline in the U.S. more expensive, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

June 19, 2014 | JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | NATION/WORLD


Some irked by town's 'redneck' theme for parade

SALEM, N.Y. (AP) - You might be a redneck if you don't object to a rural upstate New York town's theme for its annual Fourth of July parade.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

olence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Supreme Court handles death cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court decisions to allow inmates to be put to death or to grant a rare reprieve often come at the last minute, and sometimes after the appointed hour of execution has come and gone.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AMAZON LIVE: New 4.7-inch Fire Phone

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled a new smartphone called Fire Phone.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1st US executions since botched lethal injection

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Benghazi suspect in US custody

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

June 17, 2014 | JULIE PACE, Associated Press LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blind man hears, feels his way to mechanic degree

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A blind New Mexico man who recently earned an auto mechanics degree is looking for a job.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FDA prepping plan to reduce salt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

June 17, 2014 | MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal government can strictly enforce laws that ban a "straw" purchaser from buying a gun for someone else.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Strong results from Google, IBM lift tech stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock market higher Wednesday. Investors also drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying all its bills for another four months.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Panetta opens combat roles to women

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scientists trying to thwart kudzu bug

MACON, Ga. (AP) - At last, the "Vine that Ate the South" may have met its match.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House votes to defuse debt limit crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first-time default for at least four months, defusing a looming crisis and setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton: Nobody more committed to security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at times emotional and fierce, insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Freezing rain, sleet possible in parts of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters warn that an arctic air mass combined with moisture approaching Georgia could set the stage for freezing rain and sleet for much of the state.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Amazon not collecting Ga. online sales tax

ATLANTA (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that Amazon.com is not collecting sales tax from Georgia shoppers despite a new state law designed to snag the money from the world's biggest online retailer.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal sets aside $4.3 million for Georgia Archives

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has set aside $4.3 million in next year's proposed budget for the Georgia Archives, the latest step in efforts to keep the institution's doors open.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Strong results from Google, IBM push stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Strong earnings from tech giants are nudging the stock market higher early Wednesday, ahead of a planned vote in Congress to raise the country's borrowing limit.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Unions suffer steep decline in membership

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton: Nobody more committed to security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. installations missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House Republicans seek to defuse debt crisis with vote on 3-month increase in borrowing limit

WASHINGTON (AP) - With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least three months.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Exit polls: Netanyahu narrowly wins Israel vote

JERUSALEM (AP) - In a stunning setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, exit polls showed, possibly forcing the incumbent Israeli leader to invite surprisingly strong moderate rivals into his government and soften his line toward the Palestinians.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas community college shooting leaves 3 wounded

HOUSTON (AP) - A shooting at a Texas community college wounded three people Tuesday and sent some students fleeing for safety while others with medical training helped tend the wounded.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Texas campus issues alert amid reports of shooter

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area community college went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon amid reports of a shooter on campus.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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