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Obama's vacation in line with average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

August 22, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ice challenge may change nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US existing home sales rise again

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | NATION/WORLD


Emmys: Billy Crystal to tribute Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Military mulling more troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

August 20, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press LARA JAKES, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American killed in Syria aware of risks

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it plans to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As protests rage, Obama struggles to find role

WASHINGTON (AP) - When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. superintendent candidates debate

ATLANTA (AP) - The candidates vying to lead Georgia's K-12 education agency split on a set of national academic standards being implemented in the state and tried to appeal to teachers during their first debate of the general election on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Southern Calif. wildfire burns out of control

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) - An out-of-control wildfire in Southern California's Kern County has scorched about 5 square miles of dry brush and prompted evacuations in several neighborhoods.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: 2 Calif. boys planned shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ala. hunters snag 1K-pound alligator

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator's head.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Historians put an asterisk on US debt claim

WASHINGTON (AP) - You hear a perfect record cited over and over in the debt limit debate: The United States has never defaulted. Better put an asterisk by that.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reid: Progress made to resolve political stalemate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House to press for an end to the impasse.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


5 things to know about China's new aged care law

Elderly parents in China can now sue their grown children for both financial and emotional support.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. man pleads guilty in 'sextortion' scheme

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a "sextortion" scheme that targeted teenage girls.

October 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


General in charge of nuclear missiles is fired

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles on Friday, just two days after a Navy admiral with top nuclear weapons responsibilities was sacked. Both men are caught up in investigations of alleged personal misconduct, adding to a cascade of turmoil inside the nation's nuclear weapons force.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton reunite on new duet

ASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three decades after their unforgettable team up on "Islands in the Stream," Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have a new duet out on Rogers' latest album.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gingrey to report $2.5M in cash for Ga. Senate bid

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey will report $2.5 million in cash on hand as he campaigns for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. officials to connect veterans with employers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting events in five cities throughout the state to connect veterans with employers who are looking for skilled workers.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Mayor: No need to consider changing Braves name

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he thinks the Atlanta Braves name should be kept, and that he has friends who are American Indians and they haven't objected to it.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Corn harvest above expectations due to weather

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Harvest is in full swing across the country, and farmers in many states are surprised at the abundance of corn they're getting from their fields.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all but an ill-fated attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said in a report issued Thursday.

October 11, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Parents deliver baby in ambulance on Ga. highway

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia couple had to deliver their baby themselves in the back of an ambulance rolling down Interstate 285.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House GOP leaders seek short-term debt extension

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner planned to ask fractious Republican lawmakers on Thursday to support a six-week extension of the government's ability to borrow money, even as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress of "irrevocable damage" that an unprecedented federal default would risk.

October 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pentagon says foundation to pay death benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen military soldiers, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

October 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end

ONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.

October 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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