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Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks slump as another dip in oil drags down the market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is slumping at the close as oil falls to its lowest level in nearly six years.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

DENVER (AP) - Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fed stays 'patient' but voices new low inflation concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but is signaling greater concern about excessively low inflation.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted when officers discovered the drug hidden inside his prosthetic leg.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Loretta Lynch is promising a fresh relationship with law enforcement - and with Congress - as she appears before a Senate committee Wednesday in her bid to become the nation's first female attorney general.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


After being hit by car Tampa cat crawls back from grave

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one.

January 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. (AP) - A man answering a Craigslist ad from a couple who wanted to buy a 1966 Mustang robbed, shot and killed the husband and wife when they traveled several hours to buy the classic car, a sheriff said Tuesday.

January 27, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus

NEW YORK (AP) - It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks rise on hopeful signs for the US economy

NEW YORK (AP) - Encouraging news about the U.S. economy helped push stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Handel jumps into crowded US Senate race in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive at the center of last year's public clash with Planned Parenthood, announced plans Friday to run for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IRS refuses to turn over documents

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has refused to provide documents over the past two years to a congressional panel exploring whether the agency gave tougher scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, a leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee said Friday.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


30 catalytic converters stolen in past 2 weeks

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say more than 30 catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles during the past two weeks in Atlanta and nearby Decatur.

May 17, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Brady Campaign sues Ga town over mandatory gun law

NELSON, Ga. (AP) - A group that supports gun control is suing a north Georgia town that passed a law requiring gun ownership.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ga. Rep. Brooks of Atlanta indicted for wire fraud

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks over allegations claiming he misappropriated more than $1 million in charitable funds.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tablets in the classroom push learning, teaching

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - At Autrey Mill Middle School in suburban Atlanta, students are using electronic tablets instead of paper and pencil to answer questions, take tests and tell their teachers whether they understand their lesson or not.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CDC: Fecal bacteria common in swimming pools

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say they found fecal bacteria in more than half of the water samples taken from Atlanta-area public swimming pools last summer.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Powerball jackpot quickly jumps to $550 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $550 million, a major climb less than a day after the latest drawing produced no winning ticket.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: No special prosecutor to investigate IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama dismissed the idea of a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, saying probes by Congress and the Justice Department should be able to figure out who was responsible for improperly targeting tea party groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks flip between gains and losses; Cisco climbs

NEW YORK (AP) - Cisco Systems led the Dow Jones industrial average slightly higher Thursday after the technology company reported higher sales. Mixed corporate earnings and economic reports kept the major stock indexes flipping between slight gains and losses.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia's jobless rate drops to 8.2 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent in April.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Woman using bare hands to build house with rocks

SILVER CREEK, Ga. (AP) - A woman is using her bare hands to build a house in the woods of north Georgia by stacking large rocks on top of each other, one rock at a time.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Suspect arrested in La. parade shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities have arrested the man wanted in a Mother's Day parade shooting that wounded 19 people in New Orleans after he was identified in surveillance video that showed him running from the scene as the crowd scattered in all directions, police said.

May 16, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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