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Pope Francis will address Congress this fall

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the stage for an oration by an outspoken pontiff whose views on immigration and global warming clash with those of many Republicans who run the House and Senate.

February 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Health care, energy stocks among gainers on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose broadly Thursday, helped by a 6 percent jump in the price of oil and a rise in health care stocks following Pfizer's $16 billion deal to buy drugmaker Hospira.

February 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Gary Glitter convicted of sex crimes

LONDON (AP) - A jury in Britain on Thursday found former glam rock singer Gary Glitter guilty of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls in the 1970s and '80s.

February 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams apologized Wednesday for incorrectly claiming as recently as last week that he rode on a helicopter that came under enemy fire when he was reporting in Iraq in 2003.

February 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AP-GfK Poll: Support of gay marriage comes with caveats

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.

February 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Health insurer Anthem said hackers infiltrated its computer network and gained access to personal information for "tens of millions" of customers and employees, including CEO Joseph Swedish.

February 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Question for the court: What is sexual intercourse?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - What does "sexual intercourse" mean in Florida?

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Disneyland measles outbreak isn't largest in recent memory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest U.S. measles outbreak in recent history isn't the one that started in December at Disneyland. It happened months earlier in Ohio's Amish country, where 383 people fell ill after unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and returned with the virus.

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes waver as oil turns sharply lower again

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes flipped between slight gains and losses on Wednesday as oil prices plunged, ending a four-day rally. Stronger profits for Disney drove its stock higher, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average up.

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Path to compromise unclear as lawmakers debate immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday maneuvered to put Democrats on record again as opposing legislation that would fund the Homeland Security Department and overturn President Barack Obama's recent actions on immigration.

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Staples buys Office Depot for $6B to keep pace with change

NEW YORK (AP) - There are few places where evolving technology has been more disruptive than in the work place, which played out again Wednesday as Staples announced it would spend about $6 billion to buy Office Depot.

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


The Fine Print: Unlimited data plans have limits

NEW YORK (AP) - With cellular-data plans, unlimited doesn't really mean unlimited. Some carriers threaten to slow down speeds after heavy use or curb how much you can stray from their own networks.

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2 inmates

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.

February 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Commuter train crash kills 6 in NY

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle stuck on the tracks at a crossing Tuesday evening, killing 6 people, mostly on the train, and injuring at least 12 others, authorities said.

February 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Panel reverses, says white potatoes ok for WIC recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor.

February 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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US jobless rate falls to 6-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Colorado school board keeps eye on history changes

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Students and parents say they'll renew protests Friday after a suburban Denver school board rejected their calls to back off a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS (AP) - A woman who has been confined to her Dallas apartment under armed guard after a man infected with Ebola stayed at her home, said she never imagined this could happen to her so far from disease-ravaged West Africa.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court to hear cases over employment, housing bias

WASHINGTON (AP) - Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the company's dress code?

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metallica, Rihanna booked for 'Valor' concert

NEW YORK (AP) - Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Rihanna are among the artists booked for a televised live concert from the National Mall in Washington next month to raise awareness of issues concerning veterans.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Falling oil prices drag US stock market lower

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight day Thursday, adding to big losses the day before, as energy companies dragged down the broader market. Investors also worked through a report that showed fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Sand and rock-filled socks hurled at vehicles

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are trying to find whoever is throwing socks filled with sand and rocks at motorists northwest of Atlanta.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

October 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Why the bond market is more fragile than you think

NEW YORK (AP) — A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slide in midday trade; Airlines sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks sank in midday trading Wednesday as disappointing economic data in the U.S. and Europe weighed on investors' minds. Airlines stocks fell as investors feared that news of the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the U.S. would discourage people from traveling.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

BEIJING (AP) - The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


General Mills plans to cut about 700 to 800 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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