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To counter terror, Europe's police reconsider their arms

PARIS (AP) - One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a service gun, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room.

January 19, 2015 | Associated Press | AP NEWS


Former manager, All-Star Jim Fregosi dies at 71

ATLANTA (AP) - Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, died Friday after an apparent stroke. He was 71.

February 14, 2014 | Associated Press | AP NEWS


Ga. schools superintendent to run for governor

ATLANTA (AP) - State schools Superintendent John Barge said Friday that he will run for governor next year, setting up what will likely be a heated Republican primary against Gov. Nathan Deal in which education and school funding will be major issues.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | AP NEWS


Metro Atlanta jobless rate up to 8.9%

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has risen to 8.9 percent.

July 25, 2013 | Associated Press | AP NEWS


Royal baby named

LONDON (AP) - Royal officials say Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis.

July 24, 2013 | Jill Lawless | AP NEWS


Wages and discrimination

Let's work through an example. Suppose 100 yards of fence could be built using one of two techniques. You could hire three low-skilled workers for $15 each, or you could hire one high-skilled worker for $40. Either way, you get the same 100 yards of fence built. If you sought maximum profits, which production technique would you employ? I'm guessing that you'd hire one high-skilled worker and pay him $40 rather than hire three low-skilled workers for $15 each. Your labor costs would be $40 rather than $45.

March 09, 2013 | Walter Williams | AP NEWS


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