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UN approves new sanctions against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.

March 07, 2013 | By EDITH M. LEDERER and HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press | Nation


Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.

March 04, 2013 | The Associated Press | Nation


Baby born after parents killed in NYC crash dies

NEW YORK - A baby delivered after his parents were killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident died early Monday, a community spokesman said.

March 04, 2013 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Nation


Voting rights law gets Supreme Court challenge

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

February 27, 2013 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Affleck's 'Argo' wins best-picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES - Ben Affleck's "Argo," a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards.

February 25, 2013 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | Nation


Country star Mindy McCready found dead

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday. She was 37.

February 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Nation


American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

DALLAS - American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's biggest airline.

February 13, 2013 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Nation


Wisconsin scientists help search for alien life

MADISON, Wis. - Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are helping search for evidence of alien life not by looking into outer space, but by studying some rocks right here on Earth.

February 13, 2013 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press | Nation


US gains 157K jobs; jobless rate rises

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market held steady even as economic growth stalled.

February 01, 2013 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Transportation secretary to leave administration

WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, said Tuesday he plans to leave the administration. His move continues an exodus that will give Obama's team a new look in his second term.

January 29, 2013 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Nation


Focus on mental illness

WASHINGTON - The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent millions of people with psychological problems, including children and teens, from receiving effective treatment that could prevent tragic consequences, experts told U.S. lawmakers on Thursday.

January 24, 2013 | By DAVID MORGAN Reuters | Nation


Analysis: Cliff deal is another pain-free punt

An AP News Analysis

January 02, 2013 | By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press | Nation


Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans

WASHINGTON - While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

January 02, 2013 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Nation


Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

WASHINGTON - Even if U.S. lawmakers avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, higher taxes and brinksmanship in Washington are likely to continue damaging the fragile economy well into 2013.

January 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Nation


Surprise: New insurance fee in health overhaul law

WASHINGTON - Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

December 10, 2012 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


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Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

April 23, 2014 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press | Nation


Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

April 22, 2014 | By SAM HANANEL Associated Press | Nation


Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON - A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

April 22, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


Study: Fathers as likely as mothers to kill their infants

The discovery of seven babies found dead and concealed in the garage of a Utah home has Americans struggling to comprehend what would drive a mother to allegedly kill her newborn babies.

April 17, 2014 | By MARJORIE CORTEZ Deseret News National | Nation


Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Nation


Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.

April 11, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

April 10, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Nation


A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

April 10, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON and KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | Nation


Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

George Strait won his second entertainer of the year - 25 years after he won his first - and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.

April 07, 2014 | By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer | Nation


Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

FORT HOOD, Texas - An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.

April 03, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

FORT HOOD, Texas - A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.

April 02, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Nation


Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

WASHINGTON - A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills.

March 31, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Senate torture report examines hunt for bin Laden

WASHINGTON - A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation.

March 31, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press | Nation


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