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Code to require carbon monoxide monitors

ATLANTA - Starting Jan. 1, a new rule will require carbon monoxide detectors in many Georgia homes.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories

Caroline Kennedy to seek Clinton's Senate seat

ALBANY, N.Y. - A person close to the discussions says Caroline Kennedy will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.

Kennedy has told Democratic Gov. David Paterson she wants the job should Clinton be confirmed as secretary of state for President-elect Barack Obama.

December 26, 2008 | By Michael Gormley The Associated Press | AP Top Stories

Gun libel lawsuit ordered back to Georgia

ATLANTA - A $400 million lawsuit claiming New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg libeled a Georgia sporting goods store by calling it one of several "rogue gun dealers" must be returned to the state court where it originated, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

December 21, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories

Military jet crashes in San Diego neighborhood

SAN DIEGO - An F-18 military jet approaching a Marine base crashed near a busy highway in a densely populated San Diego neighborhood Monday, sparking at least one house fire.

December 19, 2008 | By Elliot Spagat Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

At least 5 hostages dead in Mumbai Jewish Center

Commandos who stormed the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group found the bodies of five hostages inside, an Israeli emergency medical crew said, as a fresh battle raged at the luxury Taj Mahal hotel and other Indian forces ended a siege at another five-star hotel.

More than 150 people have been killed since gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night, including 22 foreigners - two of them Americans, officials said.

December 09, 2008 | By Ravi Nessman Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

A look at the confirmed foreigner deaths in Mumbai

More than 150 people were reportedly killed after gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories

Mom: Verdict shows cyberbullies will be punished

ST. LOUIS - The mother of a girl who committed suicide at age 13 after being subjected to an Internet hoax says a woman's conviction in the case shows that people who bully others online will face consequences.

December 09, 2008 | By Betsy Taylor Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

Wal-mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday after an "out of control" throng of shoppers eager for post-Thanksgiving bargains broke down the doors at a suburban store and knocked him to the ground, police said.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories

At least 7 hostages leave hotel in Mumbai

MUMBAI, India -- Police have taken at least seven people out of the luxury Oberoi hotel in Mumbai, one of three buildings where gunmen are still holding hostages in India's financial capital.

One of the rescued hostages told reporters he had seen many bodies inside the hotel. He did not give his name.

December 08, 2008 | By Anita Chang Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

At least 82 killed as gunmen rampage in India city

MUMBAI, India -- Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 82 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.

Parts of the city remained under siege as dawn approached Thursday, with police and gunmen exchanging occasional gunfire at two hotels and an unknown number of people still held hostage, said A.N. Roy, a top police official. Soldiers also took up positions across the city.

December 07, 2008 | By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

Bush pardons 14 individuals

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others, The Associated Press learned Monday.

December 05, 2008 | Deb Riechmann Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories

Dow jumps 936 as governments pledge bank aid

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the global banking system reassured distraught investors. All the major indexes rose more than 11 percent.

The market was likely to rebound after eight days of precipitous losses that took the Dow down nearly 2,400 points, but no one expected this kind of advance, which saw the Dow by far outstrip its previous record for a one-day point gain, 499.19, set during the waning days of the ...

October 24, 2008 | By Tim Paradis AP Business Writer | AP Top Stories

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