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Health law tax passed along to states

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at how Washington works behind the scenes.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks flat in afternoon trading a day after record

Major U.S. stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Friday. Investors were weighing new economic data and the latest corporate earnings news. Utilities stocks were among the biggest gainers.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

BOSTON (AP) - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Romney to fight Holyfield in the ring

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks edged lower in early trade a day after record

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Friday, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index notched a new high. Investors were digesting mixed data on U.S. manufacturing and the latest corporate earnings news. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as a slide in oil prices deepened.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

NEW YORK (AP) - When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


ABC faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations

NEW YORK (AP) - George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential campaign.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS (AP) â€" B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes gain, breaking a three-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing with solid gains on Wall Street, breaking a three-day slump.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stephanopoulos says he should have disclosed donations

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has apologized for not notifying his employer and viewers about two contributions totaling $50,000 that he made to the Clinton Foundation.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


: VA wastes $5 billion a year in improper purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency is improperly spending at least $5 billion a year for medical care and supplies that are being purchased outside of required practices for competitive bidding and written contracts.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes move higher in early trading

U.S. stocks climbed in early trading Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak. Investors sized up the latest batch of corporate earnings and applauded a government report indicating that applications for unemployment benefits fell to a 15-year low last week. Technology companies rose the most.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Lawyer: Amtrak engineer doesn't remember fatal derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the crash, his attorney said.

May 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for an increase in military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests.

May 13, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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US indexes drift in early trading; GE soars on deal news

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are little changed in early trading on Friday as investor pore over the latest corporate earnings. GE jumped after announcing plans to get out of the lending business.

April 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes end a see-saw day with slight gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending modestly higher, led by gains in energy stocks as the price of oil rose.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks little changed; energy stocks gain as oil rebounds

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading Thursday as investors assessed company earnings. Energy stocks were among the early gainers as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


All eyes on McIlroy and Woods as the Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Three of golf's greatest players began the Masters with ceremonial tee shots.

April 09, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House criticizes ruling on Obama's immigration action

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge has wrongly prevented "common-sense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, and the federal government plans to continue its fight in a higher court, the White House said Wednesday.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge higher as health care gains on deal news

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher as health care stocks gained after the latest deal in the industry was announced.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted in the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Strong to severe thunderstorms possible in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected in Georgia as a cold front approaches the state.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks trade flat as investors wait on Fed, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were little changed in late morning trading as investors waited for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting later Wednesday. Investors were also waiting for companies to start reporting their first-quarter earnings. Alcoa, a metals company, will be one of the first major companies to report earnings after the close of the market.

April 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Summer gas prices to be 32 percent lower than a year ago

NEW YORK (AP) - Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks open higher, putting market on track for 3rd gain

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks crept higher in early trading on Tuesday, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row. Global stock markets rallied on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will put off an interest rate increase until late in the year.

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Kentucky's Rand Paul: 'I am running for president'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he's running for the White House to "return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Police: 8 dead in home; generator found without gas

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill.

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jon Stewart voices support of embattled 'Daily Show' heir

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart is voicing full support for his "Daily Show" successor Trevor Noah, calling the incoming host "incredibly thoughtful and considerate and funny and smart."

April 07, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock indexes gain in quiet trading; oil price surges

NEW YORK (AP) - Expectations that the Federal Reserve will be slow to raise interest rates following a weak jobs report last week helped send the stock market up on Monday. A jump in the price of crude oil set off a rally in energy stocks.

April 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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