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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


Coke ad: it takes 23 min. to burn off

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.

June 06, 2014 | CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | NATION/WORLD


Senators reach deal on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior senators have reached agreement for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans' ability to get government-paid medical care outside Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


APNewsBreak: VA health care nominee withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dempsey: Army may still pursue desertion charges

BRUSSELS (AP) - The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


VA head resigns amid uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: Measles tally doubled in the past month

NEW YORK (AP) - Measles cases are accelerating, and in the last five months have caused more U.S. illnesses than in any entire year since 1996.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'The Weed Fairy' visits Seattle, gives out pot

SEATTLE (AP) - A woman who calls herself the "Weed Fairy" distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


41 charged in deer insurance scam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Forty-one people in Philadelphia are facing charges in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Bear sighting prompts school lockdowns in north GA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County school officials say a bear sighting has prompted lockdowns at three schools in northwest Georgia.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Injured Indiana hunter chooses to end life support

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tim Bowers loved the outdoors. Hunting gave him the quiet time during which he could reflect on a busy life that included a new wife, a successful business and a baby on the way.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court dubious in poisoning case that cites treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - A love triangle that ended with a woman poisoning her pregnant rival spawned a debate over chemical weapons, international relations, federalism and chocolate at the Supreme Court Tuesday, with justices left trying to make sense of how a jealous wife ended up being prosecuted for violating an international chemical weapons treaty.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US home prices rise at slower pace in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of U.S. home prices rose only slightly in September from August, a sign that prices are leveling off after big gains earlier this year.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawsuit targets Georgia's 'stand your ground' law

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta asks a judge to declare Georgia's "stand your ground" law unconstitutional.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Emory student reports rape at fraternity house

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are investigating after an Emory University student told police she was raped at a campus fraternity house by two fellow students.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Football player shot outside metro Atlanta school

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - A high school football player is recovering from a gunshot wound after being hit by gunfire during a fight involving other people on the campus.

November 05, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Limo firm hacked; politician, celeb data breached

An Internet security firm says a limousine software company has been hacked, exposing credit card numbers and potentially embarrassing details about close to 1 million customers, including politicians, star athletes and corporate executives.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate prepared to push major gay rights legislation past a first, big hurdle Monday as Democrats and a handful of Republicans united behind a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DHS offering help with winter heating bills

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Human Services is offering residents help with winter heating bills.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court: No gun license after felony no-contest plea

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court ruling denying a state gun carry license to a man who pleaded no contest to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon nearly 20 years ago.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


State, farmers face off in Vidalia onion battle

ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers are taking sides in a battle over the quality of Vidalia onions, the iconic brand grown in south Georgia that's known around the world.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia tops magazine ranking for business climate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has been selected by a national trade publication as the top state in the country to do business.

November 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Florida, Georgia vying to stay in SEC East hunt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The winner remains in contention in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. The loser heads home with a three-game losing streak.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reinstatement of abortion law closes Texas clinics

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they would not be able to end their pregnancies there.

November 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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