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Stores have solid back-to-school start

NEW YORK (AP) - The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Williams' wife: Robin had Parkinson's

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St. Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Praise for 'small town boy' hit by Stewart's car

TURIN, N.Y. (AP) - Kevin Ward Jr.'s family and friends praised the dirt-track racer as a "small-town boy" who loved his sport during the funeral for the 20-year-old driver who was killed by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House says moving on from Clinton critique

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama "is looking onwards and upwards" in his relationship with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after a public split on foreign policy.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama weighing options for Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) - The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama, Clinton to attend Martha's Vineyard party

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama will spend a bit of his summer vacation with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a get-together that comes amid signs that the former secretary of state is seeking to distance herself from Obama's foreign policy ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government is warning that they have until Sept. 5 to show that they're eligible.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday, but the aid has so far been limited to automatic rifles and ammunition.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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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


State officials negotiating Falcons stadium plans

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has asked Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank to reduce the amount of money taxpayers would be asked to contribute to a proposed $1 billion stadium.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia seeks input on controversial bear hunts

MACON, Ga. (AP) - As Georgia wildlife officials draft hunting regulations for the next two years, they will be considering whether to change the rules for controversial Middle Georgia black bear hunts.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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