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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


School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

CHICAGO (AP) - As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US edge lower; H&R Block slides

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks edged lower Monday as concerns about the direction of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy weighed on investors. Tax preparer H&R Block slumped after the company said that its attempt to sell a banking unit was getting bogged down.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


High court denies gay marriage appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More Ebola screening possible for United States

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kroger asked to ban open carry of guns

ATLANTA (AP) - A gun control organization is pressuring Kroger to ban the open carrying of guns in its grocery stores.

October 04, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US jobless rate falls to 6-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Colorado school board keeps eye on history changes

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Students and parents say they'll renew protests Friday after a suburban Denver school board rejected their calls to back off a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS (AP) - A woman who has been confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this could happen to her so far from disease-ravaged West Africa.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court to hear cases over employment, housing bias

WASHINGTON (AP) - Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the company's dress code?

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metallica, Rihanna booked for 'Valor' concert

NEW YORK (AP) - Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Rihanna are among the artists booked for a televised live concert from the National Mall in Washington next month to raise awareness of issues concerning veterans.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight day Thursday, adding to big losses the day before, as energy companies dragged down the broader market. Investors also worked through a report that showed fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sand and rock-filled socks hurled at vehicles

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are trying to find whoever is throwing socks filled with sand and rocks at motorists northwest of Atlanta.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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White House: Ruling won't affect other Obama picks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a court ruling that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution by making recess appointments to a labor panel won't affect the president's other personnel actions.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flu seems to level off except in the West

New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in the West.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks gain, boosted by P&G, Starbucks earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose on Wall Street in midday trading Friday after Procter & Gamble and Starbucks posted strong earnings reports.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Too many crocodiles, S.Africa police say

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Calling all crocodile experts - South African police say you're needed to help capture thousands of crocs out on the lam.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: Obama appointments are unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an embarrassing setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court panel ruled that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that would effectively curtail a president's ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wells Fargo plans to hire 200 in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Wells Fargo has announced plans to hire 200 new employees in the metro Atlanta region.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jindal: GOP should change 'just about everything'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling on the Republican Party to "recalibrate the compass of conservatism" as party leaders on Thursday promised fundamental changes to help stave off future losses.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Apple's sales slowdown tugs Nasdaq index lower

NEW YORK (AP) - A sharp drop in Apple's stock pulled the Nasdaq down with it after the tech giant warned of weaker sales. Other stock-market indexes eked out slight gains.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gov't probes possible USAID bid rigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Documents obtained by The Associated Press show the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into possible contract rigging by the general counsel at the government agency that distributes foreign aid.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House says Obama supports women in combat

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US hit by new stomach bug spreading around globe

NEW YORK (AP) - A new strain of stomach bug sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S., health officials say.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arizona sends Upton to Braves in 7-player deal

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Apple's sales slowdown tugs Nasdaq index lower

NEW YORK (AP) - A sharp drop in Apple's stock is pulling the Nasdaq down with it after the tech giant predicted weaker sales. Other market indexes were mixed.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five years, a positive sign that layoffs have fallen and hiring may pick up.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S&P 500 breaks through 1,500, first time since '07

NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index traded above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007 following a sudden drop in claims for unemployment benefits, another sign that the labor market is healing.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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