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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


Student pepper-sprayed tackled gunman

SEATTLE (AP) - The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance.

June 06, 2014 | GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press PHUONG LE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - Already under siege, the Internal Revenue Service was cited by a government watchdog for a $4.1 million training conference featuring luxury rooms and free drinks, even as conservative figures told Congress Tuesday they had been abused for years while seeking tax-exempt status.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gas line explosions prompt evacuations in Ga. town

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) - Several residents were being evacuated from their homes after multiple explosions involving a gas line in the northeast Georgia town of Greensboro.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock edge lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Good news about the U.S. economy wasn't enough to sustain an early rise in the stock market Tuesday.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nuke missile crews cite morale-sapping pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Crews with a finger on the trigger of the Air Force's most powerful nuclear missiles are complaining of morale-sapping pressures.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta council rejects strip club banishment

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's city council has rejected legislation that would have forced adult entertainment clubs and shops along Cheshire Bridge Road to move within five years.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Top political appointees use secret email accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.

June 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough

WASHINGTON (AP) - If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Newlywed man killed, wife injured in Ga. car crash

APPLING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Georgia say a man died in a crash that left his wife hospitalized just hours after the two got married.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly lower after manufacturing slows down

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market was mostly lower in midday trading after an industry group reported an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing last month.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Actor Michael Douglas' comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Expands and updates with further details, quotes and context.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will soon unveil its voluntary three-star child care rating system, which offers financial incentives for providers who participate.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Prayers before SC woman killed family

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hours before she killed her two sons, her ex-husband and her stepmother and tried to frame it on one of the slain children, Susan Hendricks gathered her family together to pray. She said she was worried about her older son, Matthew, because he seemed so down after several people forgot his birthday the day before.

June 03, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A high-profile prostitution scandal featuring sex videos, adultery, exhibitionism and more than 100 clients drew to a close Friday when a Zumba fitness instructor was sentenced to 10 months in jail after telling the judge she was happy to have escaped her former life of crime.

May 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trustees: Medicare trust fund exhausted in 2026

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

May 31, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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