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90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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Police apprehend suspects after teen killed

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) - Police have apprehended two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy who was gunned down during an armed robbery and attempted carjacking outside Atlanta.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman killed while walking near power lines

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in north Georgia are investigating the death of a woman who was apparently electrocuted by downed power lines after a storm.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 8.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has risen to 8.9 percent.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Falcons, CB Desmond Trufant agree on contract

ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant has signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons and was the first player to report for the start of training camp.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Changes eyed in door-to-door mail delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It's about as American as apple pie.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Caterpillar tugs Dow lower; Apple jumps

NEW YORK (AP) - A gloomy outlook from Caterpillar, the world's largest construction equipment company, tugged the stock market lower in afternoon trading Wednesday.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Crowded GOP field for GA Senate expands; Perdue in

ATLANTA (AP) - The crowded field of Republicans vying for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia is growing, with businessman David Perdue announcing plans to run.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metro Atlanta school system wants 17 police cars

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta school system wants to spend more than $500,000 on police cars to help protect its schools.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Weiner faces new scandal, now with wife at side

NEW YORK (AP) - When a heckled, harried Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress and apologized for the explicit text messages that had destroyed his career, a key figure was notably absent: his then-pregnant wife, Huma Abedin.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Report: Snowden has document to enter Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has been given a document that allows him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport and enter Russia, Russia's state news agency said Wednesday.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Anthony Weiner admits to more lewd photos

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted on Tuesday to sending additional explicit photos and texts to a woman he met online - an exchange she says began more than a year after he resigned from Congress for similar behavior.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. teen fatally shot during armed robbery

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) - Clayton County police say a 13-year-old boy has died after being shot during an armed robbery in Forest Park.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks trade flat after mixed earnings results

NEW YORK (AP) - A mix of good and bad quarterly earnings news from big U.S. companies kept the stock market flipping between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Tuesday.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bar employee opening business finds dead body

ATLANTA (AP) - A bar employee in Atlanta made a grisly discovery when he arrived to open the business: A man's body just outside the entrance.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Democrat Michelle Nunn enters Ga.'s US Senate race

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia emerged as a battleground state Monday in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate as Democrat Michelle Nunn announced plans to run for her father's old seat, joining a crowded field of Republican contenders and setting off what will likely be a fiercely contested and costly race.

July 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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