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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


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Global icon Nelson Mandela dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.

December 05, 2013 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MARCUS ELIASON | AP Top Stories


39 dead in Kenya mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Terrified shoppers huddled in back hallways and prayed they would not be found by the Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside Nairobi's top mall Saturday. When the way appeared clear, crying mothers clutching small children and blood-splattered men sprinted out of the four-story mall.

September 21, 2013 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Calif. man never came out of cabin

BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) - The man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

February 12, 2013 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


At least 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - A motorcycle gunman opened fire Monday in front of a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing a rabbi, his two small sons and one other child, the prosecutor's office said.

March 19, 2012 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Hackers busted after 1 becomes FBI informant

NEW YORK (AP) - An Internet outlaw's decision to go to work for the FBI poured light on a secretive world where young computer experts caused havoc and where authorities say a Chicago man and others celebrated their successes as they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars with stolen credit card numbers.

March 07, 2012 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


N. Korea to suspend nuclear activities

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States.

February 29, 2012 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Changes in No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law in exchange for promises to improve the way schools teach and evaluate students.

February 09, 2012 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Feds to announce mortgage settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say a deal has been reached between states and the nation's biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses.

February 09, 2012 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Judge delays Anthony probation status decision

ORLANDO, Fla. - A judge deciding whether Casey Anthony has to return to Florida to serve probation for check fraud ended a hearing Friday without a ruling, calling the case "a mess."

August 05, 2011 | Associated Press | AP Top Stories


USPS announces 2-cent rate increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining mail volume and faces a financial crisis.

Postal officials announced a wide-ranging series of proposed price increases Tuesday, averaging about 5 percent, and covering first class, advertising mail, periodicals, packages and other services.

July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press | AP Top Stories


FAA glitch causes delays, cancellations

ATLANTA (AP) - Air travelers nationwide scrambled to revise their plans Thursday after an FAA computer glitch caused widespread cancellations and delays for the second time in 15 months.

November 19, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Sen. Edward Kennedy, 77, dies after cancer battle

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.

In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy, a liberal Democrat, served alongside 10 presidents - his brother John Fitzgerald Kennedy among them - compiling an impressive list of legislative achievements on health care, civil rights, education, immigration and more.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Cash for Clunkers to end on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.

The Transportation Department said Thursday the government will wind down the program on Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Car buyers can receive rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in older vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient models.

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Covington man gets vehicular homicide charge in girl's death

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - A Covington man now faces charges of vehicular homicide in the death of a 6-year-old girl.

Gregory Armwood turned himself in to the DeKalb County Jail on Thursday morning. He is being held on $1,000 bond and is also charged with failure to exercise due care.

August 14, 2009 | The Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Congress OKs $2B refill of 'cash for clunkers'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday night with an additional $2 billion for "cash for clunkers," the economy-boosting car rebate program that caught the fancy of car buyers and instantly increased sales for an auto industry long mired in recession.

August 07, 2009 | David Espo AP Special Correspondent | AP Top Stories


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