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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


Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Rioters looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted riot police who tried to block access to parts of a predominantly black suburb of St. Louis after a candlelight vigil to an unarmed man who was fatally shot by an officer turned ugly.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

JERUSALEM (AP) - Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

SAO PAULO (AP) - The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White students to no longer be majority at school

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tourists back to paradise as Hawaii area struggles

HONOLULU (AP) - Tourists in popular areas of Hawaii got back to their vacations after a tropical storm swept through without widespread disaster, but a large, rural swath of the Big Island has spent more than 24 hours without electricity and is struggling with downed trees blocking roads.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn't bother with that dripping kitchen sink. But now every Monday night in this drought-stricken beach town, dozens of residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

BOSTON (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Colorado theater shooting "mini-trial" ends

ENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A hearing laying out the evidence against the accused gunman in the Colorado theater shooting ended Wednesday with the defense deciding not to call witnesses to attest to James Holmes' mental health.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Beyonce, Clarkson to perform at Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor on tap to perform some of the country's most patriotic songs.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. tax collections in December up 10 percent

TLANTA (AP) - Georgia's tax collections jumped nearly 10 percent to roughly $1.7 billion in December compared to the same period a year ago.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks open higher for first day in three

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose on Wall Street in early trading Wednesday after U.S. corporate earnings reports got off to a strong start.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jack Lew expected to be next Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Money restored for UGA veterinary medicine projec

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Board of Regents has decided to restore $16 million in features for the planned Veterinary Medical Learning Center at the University of Georgia.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police facing shortage of ammunition for training

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Police in metro Atlanta say a nationwide shortage of ammunition is causing them to delay training for officers and put orders for more bullets on back-order.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US may leave no troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to contain al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces.

January 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$5M paid Iraqis over Abu Ghraib abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) - A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid $5.28 million to 71 former inmates held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites between 2003 and 2007.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CES unveils big TVs with 'ultra-high definition'

AS VEGAS (AP) - The race to make TVs larger and larger has created a colossal problem for manufacturers: As screens grow, picture quality worsens - unless the viewer moves farther away from the screen.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


$1 million donations wanted for Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are making an unprecedented solicitation for high-dollar contributions to help pay for the celebration.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Savannah, Ga., debates double-decker tour buses

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A proposal to put double-decker tour buses on the streets of Savannah's historic district has residents rallying to bring the plans to a screeching halt, with critics fearing the buses would hit ancient oak limbs and give sightseers a peeping Tom's view into Victorian homes.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator is calling for a delay in confirming President Barack Obama's pick for CIA director until the administration provides answers on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Clinton to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya on Jan. 22.

January 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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