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Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US economy slows to 2.6% growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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


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Minivan driver killed by flying tire on I-85

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a tire from a truck that flew over a freeway median near Atlanta struck and killed the driver of a minivan heading the opposite direction.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks mostly lower on tepid US economic growth

NEW YORK (AP) - Stock prices were mostly lower on Friday after several companies, including Amazon.com, released weak earnings and the government reported that the U.S. economy expanded at a slower rate than economists were expecting.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Early morning earthquake latest to hit east Ga

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an early morning earthquake that struck east Georgia is the latest in a series of quakes to hit the region.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Bill to end airport delays headed for House vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to end furloughs of air traffic controllers and delays for millions of travelers is headed to a House vote after a dark-of-night vote in the Senate that took place after most lawmakers had left the Capitol for a weeklong vacation.

April 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Politics on hold at the dedication of Bush library

DALLAS (AP) - George W. Bush shed a sentimental tear. Barack Obama mused about the burdens of the office. Bill Clinton dished out wisecracks. Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush chimed in, too, on a rare day of harmony at the dedication of the younger Bush's presidential library that glossed over the hard edges and partisan divides of five presidencies spanning more than three tumultuous decades.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Singer Currington charged with threats to Ga. man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in coastal Georgia say country singer Billy Currington may have videotaped himself chasing a 70-year-old tour boat captain and threatening to "finish him off."

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston victims face huge bills; donations pour in

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Deal signs second part of GA criminal justice bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the second round of a criminal justice bill into law.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks up as job market improves; stimulus chatter

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks moved higher Thursday after claims for unemployment benefits fell and name-brand companies like Royal Caribbean and Harley-Davidson reported healthy profits.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York's Times Square, officials said Thursday.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Swedish police find drugs on Bieber tour bus

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish police say they have found drugs on board a tour bus used by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dog being evaluated after mauling toddler to death

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say they plan to evaluate the health and temperament of a family dog that attacked and killed a toddler in his home south of Atlanta.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Officials: Bomb suspect silent after read rights

BOSTON (AP) - Sixteen hours after investigators began interrogating him, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings went silent: he'd just been read his constitutional rights.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Presidents converge to salute one of their own

DALLAS (AP) - All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

April 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia signs junior college forward Cameron Forte

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia has signed Cameron Forte, one of the nation's top junior college scorers.

April 24, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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