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Obama weighing options for Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a decision in days, the White House said Wednesday.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) - Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) - The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama, Clinton to attend Martha's Vineyard party

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama will spend a bit of his summer vacation with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a get-together that comes amid signs that the former secretary of state is seeking to distance herself from Obama's foreign policy ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government is warning that they have until Sept. 5 to show that they're eligible.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday, but the aid has so far been limited to automatic rifles and ammunition.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Rioters looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted riot police who tried to block access to parts of a predominantly black suburb of St. Louis after a candlelight vigil to an unarmed man who was fatally shot by an officer turned ugly.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

JERUSALEM (AP) - Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

SAO PAULO (AP) - The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) - A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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OJ to get Vegas court hearing on bid for new trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson will return next week to the Las Vegas courthouse where he was convicted of leading an armed sports memorabilia heist to ask a judge for a new trial on the grounds that his lawyer botched his case.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson death likely pneumonia

Historians and doctors have debated for decades what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, felled by friendly fire from his troops during the Civil War.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baby, teen killed in Ga. street racing crash

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia State Patrol officials say two people, including a baby, were killed in an early morning street racing crash.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Calif. woman hit cop to go to jail to quit smoking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Think you've heard of every way possible to quit smoking? Etta Mae Lopez came up with a new one: slap a cop so you'll go to jail, where smoking isn't allowed.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man arrested in metro Atlanta bomb hoax

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police have arrested a man accused of calling in a bomb threat at a mall in suburban Atlanta.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston bomb suspect buried in Virginia cemetery

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - Officials say they will examine whether all laws were followed in carrying out the hushed burial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Virginia.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. has parole officers work in cars, not offices

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is pairing up parole officers to work out of their cars instead of an office, a new strategy that officials say is pioneering and not only saves money, but allows the officers to spend more time working with people in the community.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks are mostly flat in midday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market wavered between small gains and losses Friday but is still on track to finish the week higher.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ohio man's ex-relatives say he is a 'monster'

CLEVELAND (AP) - The man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his home terrorized the mother of his children, frequently beating her, playing twisted psychological games and locking her indoors in the years before their relationship disintegrated, her relatives say.

May 10, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Arias trial postponed until next week

PHOENIX (AP) - The next phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial was postponed Thursday and will continue next week.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


AT&T creates new prepaid wireless business

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - AT&T is expanding in the prepaid wireless niche with the launch of a new brand - Aio Wireless.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. couple sentenced in death of 2-year-old girl

ROME, Ga. (AP) - A man and woman convicted of murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl have been sentenced to life in prison.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Carpet firm could get $100 million in incentives

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say a Georgia-based carpet manufacturing company could get state incentives worth more than $100 million.

May 09, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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