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New Congress convenes with GOP in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edge higher at open; oil extends decline

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, after a big slump on Monday. The price of oil continued to slide and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below 2 percent.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Republican Jeb Bush forms 'Right to Rise' PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Jeb Bush is forming a political action committee as he moves closer to a prospective White House bid.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


TV makers design for streaming video to stay relevant

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


More women, minorities in new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new 114th Congress counts more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Gay marriage ban ends in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours.

January 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bess Myerson, the 1st Jewish Miss America, dies at 90

OS ANGELES (AP) - The first Jewish Miss America, who parlayed her stunning 1945 victory into national celebrity, has died. Bess Myerson was 90.

January 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boehner in line for 3rd term as speaker; GOP readies agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner's prospects for a new term appeared secure Monday despite grumblings from tea party-aligned dissidents on the eve of a Republican takeover of Congress, while GOP leaders in both houses pointed toward a swift veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline.

January 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

Another plunge in the price of oil pushed stocks sharply lower on Monday. Energy companies led the decline as crude dipped below $50 a barrel Monday. Other stocks also fell as traders worried that the drop could indicate a weaker global economy.

January 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Big threat for Obama's climate efforts from GOP-run Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week. The GOP vows to move fast and forcefully to roll back his environmental rules and force his hand on energy development.

January 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open lower as oil slides, hurting energy stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - US stocks opened lower Monday, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil plunged again. The euro sank to a nine-year low against the dollar as new doubts surfaced about Greece's future in the common currency bloc.

January 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies

Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49.

January 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bad barley crop won't affect beer prices

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews.

January 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


1st black elected US senator dies

BOSTON (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.

January 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

HONOLULU (AP) - The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday, targeting top state officials and defense-related organizations in an attempt to punish North Korea for a crippling cyberattack against Sony. The sanctions marked the first public act of retribution by the U.S.

January 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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J&J tries new cap to curb fatal Tylenol overdoses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta fast food workers planning walk out

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Child, 2, nearly drowns in east Ga. mall fountain

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old child nearly drowned after falling into a fountain at an east Georgia shopping mall and was hospitalized in critical condition.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Las Vegas casino seeks to evict raunchy nightclub

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It turns out that even in Sin City, some sins are hard to overlook.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for an attack on fellow unarmed soldiers. The sentence also was one that Hasan appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Landmark business near Lake Lanier catches fire

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - The family that operates the Dam Store, a local landmark on the south end of the Lake Lanier, was able to escape a fire that broke out at the business on Buford Dam Road northeast of Atlanta.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Simpsons' creator finds funny in his cancer fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Since word got out about Sam Simon's cancer, this co-creator of "The Simpsons" and fervent philanthropist has heard from many people online asking to help rid him of his sizable wealth.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Environmental regulator backs easing Ga. hog rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top environmental regulator said he supports allowing farmers to raise more hogs before they face stricter pollution rules.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Student struck, killed by vehicles outside school

MONROE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a high school student was killed after being struck by three vehicles in front of his school in Walton County.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fewer school districts promoting junk food, soda

ATLANTA (AP) - There's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff's officials bust dog fighting ring

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say 27 dogs have been rescued from a dogfighting ring.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. sheriff's officials bust dog fighting ring

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Georgia say 27 dogs have been rescued from a dogfighting ring.

August 27, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia city backs off on mandatory gun ownership

NELSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia city is backing off its ordinance requiring gun ownership.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. metal thieves target car and truck batteries

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say metal thieves are targeting auto batteries in Georgia.

August 23, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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