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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


SCOTUS: Illegal to buy gun for another

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 | BY SAM HANANEL | NATION/WORLD


Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies at 54

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

June 16, 2014 | BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer | NATION/WORLD


Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama on Iraq security: 'We can't do it for them'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House votes to ensure speedier care for US vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


update on shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A gunman shot and killed a student Tuesday at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon shortly after classes started and was found dead himself as police arrived, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash lacked sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering a crash in New Jersey that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours, a criminal complaint said.

June 09, 2014 | DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Israelis expected to return Netanyahu to office

JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was expected to win a third term Tuesday in the first election in decades in which the Mideast peace process didn't take center stage, with many Israelis focused more on economic woes than ending their conflict with the Palestinians.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Matt Ryan has sprained shoulder, out of Pro Bowl

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't be able to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama, first lady walk part of inaugural parade

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday emerged twice from their limousine to respond to wildly cheering crowds along the inaugural parade route from Capitol Hill to the White House.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kan. case reveals risks with assisted reproduction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The case of a Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support underscores a confusing patchwork of aging laws that govern assisted reproduction in the United States and often lead to litigation and frustration among would-be parents.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Special interests gather for own inaugural parties

WASHINGTON (AP) - While most Americans caught distant glimpses of President Barack Obama's second inauguration festivities from their living room TVs and on the Internet, a privileged set of celebrities and special interests got pampered access Monday at exclusive soirees just blocks from the ceremonies.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 Americans die in Algeria attack, 7 survive

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three U.S. citizens were killed in last week's hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria, while seven Americans made it out safely, Obama administration officials said Monday.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Term II: US must help poor, elderly, Obama says

ASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring "our journey is not complete," President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and needy.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nation to honor MLK Jr. as Obama is inaugurated

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday - the same day as it celebrates the inauguration of the first black president to his second term.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama gets second swearing-in for second term

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama went to church on a sunny, historic Monday, launching a day of prayer, pledges and parties as the country celebrated its 57th presidential inauguration and he officially began his encore as chief executive.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Abraham, Babineaux questionable for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says defensive end John Abraham and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will be listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC title game against San Francisco.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1 American dead in Algerian standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as the Obama administration sought to secure the release of Americans still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff in the Sahara.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks end week with gains; GE rises, Intel falls

NEW YORK (AP) - Better earnings from General Electric and Morgan Stanley helped the stock market inch higher Friday, as major indexes closed out their third straight week of gains.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. officials nominate 7 to charter commission

ATLANTA (AP) - The State Board of Education has announced seven people have been appointed to the State Charter Schools Commission, which has the power to authorize charter schools.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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