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$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans said they were determined to make President Barack Obama heed the Constitution as they began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting he has exceeded his executive powers.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ventura: Mixed emotions about defamation suit win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

NEW YORK (AP) - What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course!

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate confirms McDonald for VA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Va. gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Take off your clothes to make it in TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A male contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn't beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind, and didn't need to use his imagination.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Ga. inmates try to block execution because of drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three death row inmates in Georgia are seeking a court order that would prevent the state from using a drug to execute them without a doctor's prescription.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Army may have to extend deployments in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan next year may see their war tours extended because budget cuts will drastically limit training for brigades to replace them, the top Army general said Friday.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston Pops to perform in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The famed Boston Pops orchestra is coming to Georgia.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jesse Jackson Jr., wife charged in federal cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FBI: Man slaps boy on plane, charged with assault

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal authorities say a 60-year-old Idaho man has been charged with simple assault for slapping an infant aboard an Atlanta-bound flight.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bunnies taking toll on cars at Denver airport

DENVER (AP) - Silly rabbits.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower; Walmart pulls down the Dow

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower on Wall Street Friday afternoon, threatening to end the S&P 500's streak of weekly advances at six.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged higher in early trading on Wall Street, putting the S&P 500 in line for a seventh straight week of gains.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama attempting to change face of the judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is trying to change the face of a federal judiciary that has a long tradition of white men passing judgment on parties from all walks of life - if he can get his nominees past the Senate.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Nearly 1,000 injured by meteor explosion in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries caused by a meteor that exploded in the sky, blasting out countless windows.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


500 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) - A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Governor: Georgians to pay taxes on Amazon buys

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokesman for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgians who use Amazon.com will have to pay taxes on their purchases, though it's not clear when.

February 15, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Southern cooking: eat it and weep

Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

February 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate GOP blocks Hagel vote for now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have, for now, blocked Chuck Hagel's nomination to become defense secretary.

February 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama pushes preschool plan, won't discuss cost

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Raising hopes among parents who want preschool for all, President Barack Obama on Thursday rolled out a plan to vastly expand government-funded early childhood while keeping the price tag a secret.

February 14, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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