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Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

SYDNEY (AP) - Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Shooting by 9 year old stirs gun debate

PHOENIX (AP) - "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

August 27, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SC: Workers' comp OK for kickball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.

August 27, 2014 | MEG KINNARD, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil. U.S. officials said the United States had no prior notification of the attacks.

August 26, 2014 | BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama vows justice in murder of American

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

August 26, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burger King buying Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


'Breaking Bad,' Modern Family win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Wis., Ind. to defend gay marriage bans

CHICAGO (AP) - The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

August 26, 2014 | MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

August 26, 2014 | ELLEN KICKMEYER, Associated Press SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Soldier dies after shooting in Virginia

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday.

August 25, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


American held in Syria freed after 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Invasive insect threatens Fla. citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) - The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look up.

August 25, 2014 | TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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1st-day deliberations end in Pa. abortion doc case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A jury has gone home after deliberating for two hours in the capital murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing a patient and four babies.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials say threatened FAA towers to remain open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers as well as end furloughs of air traffic controllers nationwide as a result of legislation passed by Congress, according to officials involved in negotiations on the bill.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: US still not sure who used chem weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


2-year-old girl gets windpipe made from stem cells

CHICAGO (AP) - A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Reward rises for leads on Savannah student slaying

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A reward of up to $12,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever killed Savannah State University student Rebecca Foley.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower; Pfizer weighs down the Dow

NEW YORK (AP) - Weak earnings from Pfizer and other companies dragged down major market indexes Monday, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500 back from a record high.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US home prices up 9.3 pct., most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years. The gains were driven by a growing number of buyers who bid on a limited supply of homes.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


UGA: Backpacks won't be allowed at graduation

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia will ban backpacks in the school's football stadium during its commencement ceremony on May 10.

April 30, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI visits home of wife of dead bombing suspect

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


S&P 500 reaches new high, led by tech

NEW YORK (AP) - Technology companies led the Standard & Poor's 500 index to an all-time closing high Monday.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


VA stops bonuses for disability claims executives

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department is withholding bonuses for senior officials who oversee disability claims, citing a failure to meet performance goals for reducing a sizable backlog in claims processing.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal signs bill revising tourism tax break program

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that makes changes to a tax break program aimed at boosting Georgia tourism.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US loans from China at issue in debt-ceiling fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite what you may have heard, China isn't the country's biggest creditor. America is.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Atlanta mayor vows enhanced security for road race

ATLANTA (AP) - City leaders and organizers of the upcoming AJC Peachtree Road Race say they will be taking enhanced security measures for the annual race in the wake of the bombings at the Boston marathon.

April 29, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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