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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


Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tobacco companies on Wednesday accused a federal judge of forcing them to inaccurately describe themselves as unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the public.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP tries to regroup after divisive speaker vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay advocates assail new TV show 'My Husband's Not Gay'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Barack Obama is obstructing the change American voters want by threatening to veto the first bill introduced in the new, Republican-controlled Senate.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) - Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI to question 100s of patients after Texas clinic shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The FBI plans to question hundreds of patients who may have witnessed a shooting at a West Texas veterans' clinic that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the agency said.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) - Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft.

January 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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J&J tries new cap to curb fatal Tylenol overdoses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta fast food workers planning walk out

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Child, 2, nearly drowns in east Ga. mall fountain

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old child nearly drowned after falling into a fountain at an east Georgia shopping mall and was hospitalized in critical condition.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Las Vegas casino seeks to evict raunchy nightclub

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It turns out that even in Sin City, some sins are hard to overlook.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for an attack on fellow unarmed soldiers. The sentence also was one that Hasan appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Landmark business near Lake Lanier catches fire

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - The family that operates the Dam Store, a local landmark on the south end of the Lake Lanier, was able to escape a fire that broke out at the business on Buford Dam Road northeast of Atlanta.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Simpsons' creator finds funny in his cancer fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since word got out about Sam Simon's cancer, this co-creator of "The Simpsons" and fervent philanthropist has heard from many people online asking to help rid him of his sizable wealth.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Environmental regulator backs easing Ga. hog rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top environmental regulator said he supports allowing farmers to raise more hogs before they face stricter pollution rules.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student struck, killed by vehicles outside school

MONROE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a high school student was killed after being struck by three vehicles in front of his school in Walton County.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fewer school districts promoting junk food, soda

ATLANTA (AP) - There's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff's officials bust dog fighting ring

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say 27 dogs have been rescued from a dogfighting ring.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff's officials bust dog fighting ring

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say 27 dogs have been rescued from a dogfighting ring.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia city backs off on mandatory gun ownership

NELSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia city is backing off its ordinance requiring gun ownership.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. metal thieves target car and truck batteries

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say metal thieves are targeting auto batteries in Georgia.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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