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Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fidel Castro rumors sweep Internet, but no sign in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Social media around the world have been flooded with rumors of Fidel Castro's death, but there was no sign Friday that the reports were true, even if the 88-year-old former Cuban leader has not been seen in public for months.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspected terrorist killed; hostages free

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January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gaines 252K jobs; unemployment rate falls

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French terror suspects in phone contact, want 'martyr' death

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) - French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris.

January 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes jump for a second day, erasing 2015 losses

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is bouncing back from a tough start to the year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) - In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline. The top House Democrat predicted her party would uphold both of Obama's vetoes.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs - 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pelosi says Dems can sustain Obama vetoes

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have enough votes to sustain all three of the early vetoes President Barack Obama has threatened against priority bills in the new Republican-controlled Congress, party leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday as divided government headed for the first political showdown of a new year.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off bridge in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The father of a 5-year-old girl pulled his daughter from the back seat of his car and then threw her off the approach to the Sunshine Skyway bridge into the bay about 60 feet below, police said Thursday.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


French hunt for 2 in attack on paper; Paris mourns victims

PARIS (AP) - With tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

January 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to reduce FHA mortgage premium rate to spur buying

WASHINGTON (AP) - First-time homebuyers whose home loans are guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration would benefit from an Obama administration move to lower mortgage insurance premiums.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks rise, breaking a string of losses, as oil steadies

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is closing higher, ending a five-day losing streak, as investors cheered a slight upturn in the price of oil and hoped for more stimulus for Europe's struggling economy.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Argo' wins best picture, 'Life of Pi' leads with 4 awards on scattered Oscar night

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. "Argo" won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But "Life of Pi" won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.

February 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Listen up ladies! Uncle Sam might want you too

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tennnnnn-hut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, he's probably going to want you, too.

February 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


6 leaking tanks are Hanford nuke site's latest woe

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country's most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks.

February 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Work resumes on coastal Ga. bridge after delay

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Work has resumed on a $22.5 million bridge connecting a Savannah causeway to Skidaway Island after problems stalled construction for nearly six months.

February 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jackson Jr.'s district has history of corruption

CHICAGO (AP) - They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.

February 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Flying routine for Ga. doc, staff killed in crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - With four medical clinics across the Southeast, commuting by private plane was a routine day at work for Dr. Steven Roth and his surgical staff.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emory president's essay draws criticisms

ATLANTA (AP) - In recent years, Emory University made a point to acknowledge how the school was once led by slave owners, but an essay by the school president has renewed debate about racial sensitivity on campus.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Some patients won't see nurses of different race

DETROIT (AP) - It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" - allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dow bounces from 2-day slide to a 3-digit gain

Strong earnings from big U.S. companies pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to a rare triple-digit gain Friday, but the S&P 500 index still posted its first weekly loss of the year.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sheriff to put idle inmates to work outside jail

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Saying he's tired of seeing prisoners sit around and drink coffee and watch TV, a newly elected Georgia sheriff plans to put them to work.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rat tales abound in NYC after Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) - At the height of Superstorm Sandy, city residents watching seawater pour into the subway system couldn't help but wonder: What will become of all the rats?

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. executes man who killed college students

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia has executed a 38-year-old inmate convicted of killing two college students in 1995.

February 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP senators are treading carefully with tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice burned, Republicans are treading carefully around tea party groups as they pursue a Senate majority that slipped through their fingers in 2010 and 2012.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harvick wins 1st duel for 2nd victory at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Perfect so far at Speedweeks, Kevin Harvick has positioned himself as the favorite to win the Daytona 500.

February 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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