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Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive, the nation's top archivist told Congress on Tuesday, in the latest development in the congressional probe of the agency's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

DENVER (AP) - Bill Clinton is defending Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans, saying his family's post-presidential wealth has not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding people's problems.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' draft sells for $2M

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," has been sold at auction for more than $2 million.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As the country implodes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Scholarships for slaying video games

CHICAGO (AP) - Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all.

June 20, 2014 | JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sending military advisers to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.

June 19, 2014 | LARA JAKES, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Turmoil in Iraq ups US gas prices

Violence in Iraq is helping to make gasoline in the U.S. more expensive, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

June 19, 2014 | JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | NATION/WORLD


Some irked by town's 'redneck' theme for parade

SALEM, N.Y. (AP) - You might be a redneck if you don't object to a rural upstate New York town's theme for its annual Fourth of July parade.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

olence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Supreme Court handles death cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court decisions to allow inmates to be put to death or to grant a rare reprieve often come at the last minute, and sometimes after the appointed hour of execution has come and gone.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AMAZON LIVE: New 4.7-inch Fire Phone

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled a new smartphone called Fire Phone.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1st US executions since botched lethal injection

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case was shot to death at his home by an FBI agent Wednesday after turning violent, officials said.

May 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal weighs in on atheist materials being donated

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he believes in the right of atheist groups to donate literature for use in cabins and lodges in Georgia's state parks just as Bibles are allowed.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Southern Baptists prepare to send help to Oklahoma

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - Members of the Southern Baptist Convention's disaster relief organization are making plans at their suburban Atlanta offices to send help to the Oklahoma City area after Monday's tornado.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bank worker accused of theft, fiscal exploitation

TLANTA (AP) - Police say Wells Fargo personal banker is accused of stealing about $10,600 from an elderly customer's account.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arias tells jury what she'll do if allowed to live

PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias asked jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, arguing she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview after she was convicted of murder that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Former IRS chief: Can't say how targeting happened

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. police increase enforcement patrols for summer

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in Georgia are rolling out increased enforcement patrols as part of their summer safety campaign.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tea party groups plan IRS protest in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Tea party groups are planning a protest at the Georgia Capitol over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Athens businessman becomes Republican chairman

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The new chairman of the Georgia Republican Party says the party won't twiddle its thumbs under his leadership.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jekyll breaking ground on overdue convention hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Developers are set to start construction on a new convention hotel for Jekyll Island after long delays that largely resulted from difficulties getting a bank loan for the $41 million project.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fog blankets much of Georgia in wake of storms

ATLANTA (AP) - Fog blanketed much of Georgia in the wake of storms that washed out roads in the northeast part of the state and led to rising streams and rivers.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta council considers 20-story Ferris wheel

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta City Council is expected to consider a request to construct a Ferris wheel once used in Paris that would soar 20 stories over downtown Atlanta.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks.

May 20, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Attorney's officials say a 52-year-old man has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Braves bring Jason Heyward off disabled list

ATLANTA (AP) - Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Dodgers.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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