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2 people dead in Empire State shooting

NEW YORK - A recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly started shooting others near the Empire State Building before he was shot by police officers, law enforcement officials said.

August 24, 2012 | Associated Press | Nation


High court upholds health care law

WASHINGTON - In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul Thursday with the unlikely help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.

June 28, 2012 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Suspect in Auburn fatal shooting has court record

AUBURN, Ala. - The man suspected in a weekend party shooting that killed three people and wounded three others was previously arrested on charges involving guns and twice sued for child support, according to court records.

June 11, 2012 | By BOB JOHNSON and JOHNNY CLARK Associated Press | Nation


Zimmerman back in jail

MIAMI - George Zimmerman's attorney says he expects to file a motion Monday seeking a new bond hearing for Trayvon Martin's shooter, who surrendered to authorities in central Florida after a judge revoked his bond.

June 04, 2012 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Nation


Obama elected nation's first black president

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

November 19, 2008 | | Nation


Shocking defeat for econ bailout; stocks drop 777

WASHINGTON - In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day.

October 14, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ga. produces first-ever statewide homeless count

ATLANTA - More than 75,000 people are homeless in Georgia at some time during the year, according to a first-ever statewide study of the problem released on Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Three Fort Campbell soldiers killed in two days

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Three Fort Campbell-based soldiers, including one from Georgia, have been killed in two days in Iraq in separate incidents, according to the Department of Defense.

May 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ga. Democrats line up to run

ATLANTA - After several lean years, Georgia Democrats are hoping the stars may at last be aligning in their favor.

May 12, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Doctor wants severance from Grady

ATLANTA - A New York doctor says he was promised a top administrative position at Grady Memorial Hospital only to have the offer revoked after he quit his job and moved to Atlanta.

May 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Girl dies from apartment fire

CARROLLTON, Ga. - State fire officials say a six-year-old girl died in an Atlanta hospital less than 12 hours after being burned over 80 percent of her body after her apartment caught fire.

May 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


DA: Suspect makes plea deal in Ga. hiker case

DAWSONVILLE - A drifter who led police to the body of a missing hiker was charged with murder Tuesday after agreeing to assist investigators in exchange for an agreement they not seek the death penalty against him for her killing, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


A cheerful Christmas in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world flocked here to celebrate Jesus' birth in an atmosphere of renewed tranquility.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Holiday shoppers crowd stores on last weekend before Christmas, as stores remain on edge

NEW YORK - The nation's shoppers - taking advantage of deep discounts and expanded hours - jammed stores over the last weekend before Christmas to try to grab a hard-to-find Wii or scoop up bargains on other items. But the spending surge may not be enough to offset what is shaping up to be a mediocre December for some retailers.

January 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Calif. diocese votes to split with Episcopal Church over role of gays and lesbians

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - An Episcopal diocese in central California voted Saturday to split with the national denomination over disagreements about the role of gays and lesbians in the church.

December 24, 2007 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


4 men die in New Jersey shore motel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.

March 21, 2014 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Nation


Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.

March 21, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press | Nation


Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON - Unsuccessful with previous threats, the United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials since the Cold War.

March 17, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


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